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

Author: Schmitz, Fr. Michael

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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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The Addictive Personality, Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior

Author: Craig Nakken

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Created Male and Female: An Open Letter from Religious Leaders

We come together to join our voices on a more fundamental precept of our shared existence, namely, that human beings are male or female and that the socio-cultural reality of gender cannot be separated from one's sex as male or female.

Author: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

December 15 2017

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Crisis in Masculinity

A call to fathers to affirm their children - even when they have never experienced affirmation from their own fathers - Crisis in Masculinity points the way to wholeness for men and the women in their lives.

Author: Payne, Leanne

December 1 1995

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Darkening our Minds: The Problem of Pornography Among Christians

This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 27, number 03 (2004). In this article, Dallas explores the adverse effects of pornography on Christian communities.

Author: Dallas, Joe

2004

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Dealing with Same-Sex Attraction

The most challenging questions I’m asked when speaking about the Church’s teaching on homosexuality come from parents who desire to remain committed to the teachings of the Church, and yet have a child who has “come out” and identified as gay or lesbian. This is what I tell them.

Author: Mattson, Daniel

June 1 2013

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Defining Homosexuality: Why is Homosexuality a Sin?

First, homosexuality is not a sin. The term “homosexuality” refers to the condition of being sexually attracted to members of one’s own gender. An attraction, even a same-sex attraction, is not sinful; it is simply a description of what is. Every one of us struggles daily with our attractions and desires.

Author: Schmitz, Fr. Mike

October 17 2015

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Desire of the Everlasting Hills Documentary

Hope in isolation. Courage in turmoil. Grace in the last place you expect.

Author: movie trailer

July 19 2014

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Educational Guidance in Human Love: Outlines for Sex Education

Homosexuality, which impedes the person’s acquisition of sexual maturity, whether from the individual point of view, or the inter-personal, is a problem which must be faced in all objectivity by the pupil and the educator when the case presents itself.

Author: Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education

November 1 1983

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Eros Divided: Is There Such a Thing as Healthy Homoerotic Love?

Dr. Rachel Lu presents her talk at the 2015 Truth and Love conference. Download to hear entire talk.

Author: Lu, Dr. Rachel

August 11 2015

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Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)

Global Catholic Network

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EWTN Live Radio (6/2016) How Do I Seek My Father’s Validation?

The executive director of the Courage Apostolate, Fr. Paul Check, sits in for Fr. Mitch Pacwa to host “EWTN Open Line—Wednesday” to answer various questions about Catholic teaching and pastoral practice.

Author: EWTN Catholic Radio

June 15 2016

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Excerpts from the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Excerpts from the Catechism of the Catholic Church on sexual identity, complementarity, chastity, and homosexuality.

Author: Catechism of the Catholic Church

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Feeling and Healing Your Emotions

Feeling & Healing Your Emotions offers guidelines for emotional and spiritual wholeness. In simple question-and-answer format, you'll learn that all emotions are positive aspects of your nature, and that a fully developed emotional life can strengthen your spiritual life.

Author: Baars M.D., Conrad W.

February 1 2003

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