Saturday, August 29, 2015

Courageous Conference Goer

document preparing the groundwork for this fall’s synod asks some hard-hitting questions about homosexuality:
How can the Christian community give pastoral attention to families with persons with homosexual tendencies? What are the responses that, in light of cultural sensitivities, are considered to be most appropriate? While avoiding any unjust discrimination, how can such persons receive pastoral care in these situations in light of the Gospel? How can God’s will be proposed to them in their situation?
Joseph Prever

At the end of August, Ignatius Press will publish a book-length treatment of those questions entitled Living the Truth in Love. Based on a recent Courage International conference held in Plymouth, Michigan, the book will include a contribution from Joseph Prever, a celibate, gay Catholic who blogs at Prever is known for his prominent role in an April 2014 documentary about gay Catholics entitled The Third Way. As a speaker and writer, he has been grappling with the same questions to be considered this fall in Rome.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Parents: Plan To Fight This as You Send Off Kids to Catholic Colleges

In a report released this week, there were found more than 60 instances of Catholic college ties to Planned Parenthood through counseling and medical referrals, internship and job referrals, faculty, staff, and leader appointments, or honors and platforms. 

Now if a Catholic college cares about its faith identity, there is no reason for it to be associated with an organization that directly opposes Church teachings and values. Thankfully, there are actions that colleges can take to stand up for the dignity of life and faithful Catholic colleges who do care about their mission are doing so through thriving student groups and academic programs..

Speaking the Truth in Love: Courage Helps Frame Synod’s Homosexuality Discussion | Daily News |

Speaking the Truth in Love: Courage Helps Frame Synod’s Homosexuality Discussion | Daily News |

I have had the distinct blessing to have met and heard Fr. John Harvey, founder of Courage, speak, as well as read all of his books. People with same-sex attraction have no greater friend than Fr. Harvey and his organization, Courage, now headed by Fr. Paul Check. Check them out!

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Friday, August 21, 2015

A Beating Heart With an Open Mind

Many Pro-life Catholics/Christians object to too much specificity in telling the story o f the Planned Parenthood infanticide, arguing that they "get it" without all the graphics.... I humbly disagree. To change the hearts and minds of many who are morally neutral on the subject of killing babies, this is a sine qua non-- so watch  this and weep.