2013 COURAGE/ENCOURAGE CONFERENCE
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Are you or a loved one experiencing homosexual attractions and looking for answers?
From our web site you will learn about same-sex attractions and chastity. By developing an interior life of chastity, which is the universal call to all Christians, one can move beyond the confines of the homosexual identity to a more complete one in Christ.
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"Trust Christ; listen attentively to his teachings, fix your eyes on his face, persevere in listening to his Word. Allow him to focus your search and your aspirations, all your ideals and the desires of your heart." -- Pope John Paul II
"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew." ... St. Francis deSales
Courage Continues Mission of Its Founder, Father Harvey
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All of us have a longing to be fully known: by ourselves, by others, and by God. Fundamental to Christian thought is this: We can only know ourselves fully when we know ourselves as we are known by God. As Gaudium et Spes teaches, “In reality it is only in the mystery of the Word made flesh that the mystery of man truly becomes clear. . . . Christ the new Adam . . . fully reveals man to himself and brings to light his most high calling.”
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FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN RATIONAL ARGUMENT
Consider how swiftly American society has changed as regards homosexuality.... In this radical transformation of society, one of the greatest casualties is the individual who experiences homosexual attractions but who desires to live chastity.... For over fifty years Father John Harvey, an Oblate of St Francis de Sales, worked with men and women in precisely this situation. (Read the entire article online...)
Thursday, May 23 - Sunday, May 26, 2013
Sports Camp XIV
You don't have to make this journey alone!
Spiritual support for Catholic men and women with same-sex attractions who desire to live chaste lives in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
2013 Oceania Courage and EnCourage Conference
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Conference details regarding speakers and schedule will be available as the event draws closer. Stay tuned!
Spirituality of Courage Statement
Friday, Dec. 13 - Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013
HOMOSEXUAL ORIENTATION, OR DISORIENTATION?
Note: We cannot guarantee room reservations at USML. If you want to stay within the USML facility, you must register early. Please, DO NOT send mail-in registration forms to the Courage office. These should go directly to the conference center.
To register, or to obtain information about the conference schedule and this year's speakers, go to the Conferences page.
Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I. will be the main celebrant for Mass on Friday, July 26 at 11:30 a.m.
St. John the Evangelist
SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2013