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Sunday, June 22, 2008
Courage Apostolate

I wanted to share the following email that I received from a blogger, who is a member of Courage. Courage is an apostolate of the Roman Catholic Church, which ministers to those with same-sex attractions and their loved ones.

I find your blog very interesting and educational and I admire your zeal for Orthodox Catholicism. I share the same view with you. Your obedience to your superiors is definitely praiseworthy. I pray that you remain faithful to your vocation. By the way, I am a member of Courage, the Roman Catholic Church's apostolate for people struggling with same-sex attraction. You can visit for more details. You can add it to your long list of links too. I will also link you to my blog. Hope you can link mine too. My blog is about my struggles to live a chaste life despite my condition. I read with great interest your article about people with deep-seated homosexual tendencies desiring to enter the religious life. In our group, we have ex-seminarians who are struggling with same sex attraction and I know a person in our group who is also contemplating of entering the priesthood. What can you say about that personally? How can you tell that person without offending his sensibilities that maybe, just maybe, a religious life is not the right vocation for him. Im very much aware about the Holy Father's instructions on those candidates for priesthood with homosexual tendencies. I hope you can counsel me on this. God bless you brother.

Going Straight


del_button June 22, 2008 at 10:15 AM
Mark said...

Hrmmm... not sure what to make of this! I would not necessarily advertise it all a blog (not meaning yours, but the other person's).

The CDF instruction aside, the issue of anyone entering seminary with homosexual tendencies or past is a difficult one and something that has to be approached with a great deal of sensitivity, but also an iron-hard resolve to adhere to the teachings of the Church, and to not descend into wishy-washy modernism. Tricky subject!

God bless,

del_button June 22, 2008 at 10:16 AM
Mark said...

P.S. Thank you for the birthday card!

del_button June 23, 2008 at 7:16 AM
vikingvocation said...

I have to agree with Mark here. The Magisterium have stated several times that people with deep-seated homosexual tendencies, should not enter seminary.

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