“Coming out” at Christmas:

“Coming out” at Christmas: A pastoral response to parents   Priests, deacons and pastoral ministers should be prepared, especially at this time of year, to encounter parents who have just received this news from their children, and are looking to the Church for answers and support. How can we help Read More

THE NOVENA FOR PURITY

  9 Days of Prayer for Purity and Chastity   The battle for chastity is a battle for virtue. It is a struggle against three powerful enemies: the world, the flesh, and the devil. In this struggle, all available weapons must be utilized, and chief among them is prayer.   Read More

Raising the Identity and Profile of Courage in your Diocese

    Over the next few issues of the Courage newsletter, we will be addressing a number of issues relating to working with your Diocese and raising the profile of Courage in your community. Two of the most basic steps in this process are establishing regular communication with a contact Read More

SPEAKING THE TRUTH FOR THE NEW GENERATION

    “Just as the younger generation today can see clearly that children in the womb are really and truly children, they need to be convinced that the Church’s understanding of human sexuality reflects the true nature of things.” . Daniel Mattson, author of WHY I DON’T CALL MYSELF GAY

TOLERANCE PRACTICE AND PRINCIPLE

  How true that in our society and the perceived worldliness of the younger generations that a simple theological definition offered a half century (or more) ago still rings true today.  As we read the newspapers, watch or listen to local or national newscasts,  it seems as if their editorial Read More

DO NOT BEGRUDGE YOUR CROSS

How interesting is it that in a time of need, the person who has the best words of wisdom does not have PH.D. or M.D or CEO attached to their surname.  It also simply amazes me that when I am hurting or dispondant, a simple quote or statement seen on Read More