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Created Male and Female: An Open Letter from Religious Leaders

Author: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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Stepping Forward in Courage

Author: David Prosen

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The New Atlantis: Sexuality & Gender Issue, Number 50 Fall 2016

Author: Drs. Paul McHugh & Lawrence Mayer

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Our Hearts are Restless

I have just watched an extraordinary and deeply moving film, soon to be released by the Catholic apostolate Courage, called "Desire of the Everlasting Hills". It is knit together, like a polychronic chorale, from the personal witnesses of three people, two men and one woman, who have come out of a life of sexual sin and into the wonderful light of Christ. By “wonderful” I do not suggest breathless good cheer and drinks all around. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Author: Esolen, Anthony

July 22 2014

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Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God. A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope

Christopher Yuan, the son of Chinese immigrants, discovered at an early age that he was different. He was attracted to other boys. As he grew into adulthood, his mother, Angela, hoped to control the situation. Instead, she found that her son and her life were spiraling out of control—and her own personal demons were determined to defeat her.

Author: Yuan, Christopher and Yuan, Angela

May 3 2011

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Overcoming the Masturbation Habit

A comprehensive treatment of the topic, replete with psychological insights, moral considerations, and pastoral advice.

Author: Harvey OSFS, Fr. John

June 13 1993

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Realizing Our True Identity

The hardest thing for us to believe may be this: that God is good, even when things are not as they should be — for example, when someone we love is in difficulty, confused about the truth and perhaps acting on this confusion. But this parable reassures us that nothing falls outside of God’s providence or the reach of his grace.

Author: Check, Fr. Paul

November 7 2014

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Same-Sex Attractions as a Symptom of a Broken Heart

Drawing on secular empirical research and the insights of mental health clinicians who adopt a Catholic anthropology, Dr. Lock looks at how the psychological sciences support the Catholic understanding of the human person and same-sex attraction. He examines how this research can be used to support various aspects of pastoral care.

Author: Lock, Dr. Timothy

August 11 2015

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Self-Mastery to Self-Giving: Anger and Sadness

Dr. Rick Fitzgibbons draws on his experience as a professor at the John Paul II Institute and his work with thousands of couples, to explain the teaching of John Paul II that the secret to self-giving is self-mastery, which in turn helps one to develop healthy, moral relationships with confidence.

Author: Fitzgibbons M.D., Rick

August 5 2011

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Sex Change Regret: From Male to Female and Back Again

A site for people who regret trying to change their sex.

Author: website link

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Speaking to High School Students on Homosexuality

Daniel Mattson, Fr. Steve Mattson and guest, Peter Herbeck, present on best practices regarding speaking to high school students and administrators on the issues surrounding homosexuality/same-sex attraction.

Author: Mattson, Daniel and Mattson, Fr. Steve

May 18 2016

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Stepping Forward in Courage

Saint John Paul II once said about Courage International, “Courage is doing the work of God.” Courage International strives to go forward, proclaiming the beauty and hope found in our Church’s teachings. It proclaims that chastity is not only possible, but can make our lives more meaningful, peaceful, and joy-filled once it is embraced and maintained. I have experienced it personally, and have seen the fruits of this in many Courage members. Now that I am back in the United States and reflecting on our beautiful grace-filled experience with Pope Francis on St. Peter’s Square, I see this as a personal confirmation that Courage International is most assuredly “doing the work of God.”

Author: David Prosen

October 19 2015

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Surgical Sex

Where did they get the idea that our sexual identity ("gender" was the term they preferred) as men or women was in the category of things that could be changed?

Author: Paul McHugh

November 2014

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Taking Courage: A Roundtable Discussion on “Desire of the Everlasting Hills”

Dan, Paul and Rilene speak with Fr. Paul Check, former Executive Director of Courage International, about their experiences which are showcased in the film Desire of the Everlasting Hills.

Author: Dan, Rilene, and Paul

April 2015

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The Freedom to Love — Recovery and the Seven Deadly Sins

The book takes a look at the capital sins, their opposing virtues and opposite extremes, all in the context of recovery. (Title is listed about halfway down the page)

Author: Fr. Emmerich Vogt, O.P.

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