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Hudson Byblow

Author: Ministry Website

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Spiritual Direction, Therapy, and the Directee

Author: Bracken CP, Fr. W. Jerome, Ph.D.; Valdés, Maria R., Ph.D.; Harvey OSFS, Fr. John, Ph.D.

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Made for Love: Same-sex Attraction and the Catholic Church

Author: Schmitz, Fr. Michael

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Same-sex attraction: Read this before you risk your credibility

Before addressing same-sex attraction again, read this extraordinarily apt, fascinating and incomparably convenient book.

Author: Mirus, Dr. Jeff

October 14 2015

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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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Same-Sex Attractions in Youth and Their Right to Informed Consent

Youth have the right to be provided with accurate medical and psychological knowledge about homosexuality by pediatricians, mental health professionals, school counselors, educators and parents. Presently, well-organized attempts are under way to attempt to block youth from being given both the appropriate scientific knowledge, and informed consent about: same-sex attractions, gender identity disorder, transsexual issues, the psychological needs of a child for father and mother, and marriage.

Author: Fitzgibbons M.D., Rick

May 21 2012

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Same-Sex Attractions: A Parents’ Guide

Renowned scholars in scripture, dogmatic and moral theology, philosophy, canon and civil law, pastoral theology, and psychology and psychiatry address the many aspects of the subject with care, sensitivity, and clarity.

Author: Harvey OSFS, Fr. John and Bradley, Gerard V. (Editors)

June 15 2003

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Selected Quotations from Documents of the Popes and Members of the Roman Curia On the Subject of “Gender Theory”

A compilation of quotations on "gender theory" from papal and curial documents.

Author: Bochanski, Fr. Philip

April 1 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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Seven Things I Wish My Pastor Knew About My Homosexuality

May I make two requests? Love me, but remember that you cannot be more merciful than God. It isn’t mercy to affirm same-sex acts as good. Don’t compromise truth; help me to live in harmony with it.

Author: Lloyd, Dr. Jean C.

December 10 2014

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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.

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Some Considerations Concerning the Response to Legislative Proposals on the Non-Discrimination of Homosexual Persons

While it would be impossible to anticipate every eventuality in respect to legislative proposals in this area, these observations will try to identify some principles and distinctions of a general nature which should be taken into consideration by the conscientious legislator, voter, or Church authority who is confronted with such issues.

Author: Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

July 24 1992

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Someone I Love is Gay: How Family and Friends Can Respond

This book was created out of Bob Davies' personal and professional experience and out of Anita Worthen's struggle with her son over these issues. Also drawing on experiences of others, the authors will help you handle your feelings while responding appropriately to your loved one.

Author: Worthen, Anita and Davies, Bob

June 23 1996

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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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Spiritual Accompaniment for Persons with Same-Sex attraction

Some persons with same-sex attraction (SSA) will seek spiritual direction for various reasons, whether to help them to understand their same-sex feelings or to seek guidance in other aspects of life.

Author: Fr. James McTavish

2015

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