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  • Courage apostolate preaches chastity to homosexual Catholics at national conference

    Courage apostolate preaches chastity to homosexual Catholics at national conference

    In an interview with Crux, Father Philip Bochanski, executive director of Courage International, lays out the goals and beliefs of the groups Courage and EnCourage. He also discusses how he and the chaplains of Courage go about talking to its members and newcomers alike about some very difficult and counter-cultural issues.

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  • Courage: Offering compassion, respect and sensitivity

    Courage: Offering compassion, respect and sensitivity

    If people who experience same sex attraction are not bullied and rejected by Catholics they are often ignored. A culture of “don’t ask don’t tell” exists in which people with same sex attraction are accepted but expected to keep their sexual orientation under wraps. Courage accepts and welcomes people with same sex attraction as they are, and describes its goals as “chastity, prayer and dedication, fellowship, support, good example.”

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  • Father James Martin on LGBT community: A bridge too far?

    Father James Martin on LGBT community: A bridge too far?

    In his new book, “Building a Bridge,” Father James Martin fails to mention Catholic organizations trying to help homosexuals live their lives according to Church teaching. However, he does speak approvingly of New Ways Ministry, which has been condemned by both the Vatican and the U.S. Bishops. Is he causing confusion in the Church?

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