Amoris Laetitia

Pope to church: Be more accepting of gays and lesbians, divorced Catholics This is the headline of the article posted on CNN.COM this morning.  It should not come as a surprise that a document title translated in English as Love, Joy (On Love in the Family) has this as it’s Read More

A Blessed Easter!

  On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told Read More

Good Friday? No, the BEST Friday!

Good Friday, the day of the cross. The day our Savior gave Himself so we could have eternal life. What a brutal and barbaric way to suffer. Kinda gives me pause of just how great humanity (including me!) has sinned against the Father. It’s not just a cross, it’s HIS Read More

Hitting the Nail on the Head

Is there anyone in this era more sage than Bishop Robert Barron?  He is our generation’s Fulton Sheen.  During Lent, his team sends out daily meditations and today’s really hit home for all of us who carry the message for apostolate of Encourage.  If not for Christ, then who? “The Read More

And a Word a From Fr. Check

  Courage Newsletter ~ February 2016 Message From Our Director Dear Courage and EnCourage Family, Christ’s peace to you. We are happy to introduce this inaugural edition of our newsletter. In the central office, we want to use all of the means at our disposal to advance the Gospel and Read More


I would like  to invite all to this new website.   It was created to help parents who have children with Same Sex Attraction.  Feel free to contact us at   We will be sharing information, inspiration and spiritual development on these pages.  And most importantly, your thoughts and Read More