How Catholics Can Serve People Who Experience Same-Sex Attraction

There’s a lot of confusion out there when it comes to the Catholic Faith and homosexuality. Many people think there’s no place in the Church for people who experience same-sex attraction. Others hope that the Church changes her teaching on this issue. Today’s interview with Fr. Philip Bochanski will introduce you to a ministry that is fully Catholic, fully pastoral, and spreading quickly in parishes across the world. This ministry, called Courage, seeks to understand its members’ experiences of same-sex attraction, anchor them in Christian community, and help them experience the joy that comes from a life of chastity. Listen and learn how Courage practically accomplishes this mission. Stay tuned till the end to hear Fr. Philip address questions from our listeners about transgender ministry, therapy that seeks to re-orient a person’s sexual attractions, and how to talk to Catholics who want to change Church teaching in this area.

Resources mentioned in the episode:

Courage’s website.

Truth and Love Blog featuring resources for ministry professionals.

Free film featuring testimonies from three individuals who experience same-sex attractions.


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  • Mary A. Frederick Moir

    Until and unless Catholic churches dismiss the erroneous notion that “therapy to re-orient” ones sexuality is possible…then progress will NOT be made for the LGBT Catholics. Conversion therapy is a hoax and dangerous !’

    • AL

      I encourage you listen to about 29:00- 34:10 in the podcast. Perhaps you missed it

      • Mary A. Frederick Moir

        There are numerous Catholic churches not in sync with this priest….unfortunately. More need to see conversion therapy as he does. My original comment was referring to the wider….collection of faulty thought….Father James Martin is another positive advocate for the church…