Move beyond the confines of the homosexual label to a more complete identity in Christ

Twenty-Eighth Annual Courage Conference
35th Anniversary of Courage 1980 – 2015

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Cardinal Edwin O’Brien
Cupich
Archbishop Blase Cupich
BpJohnLevoir
Bishop John LeVoir
Waiss
Father John Waiss
GalliganIHM
Sister J. Sheila Galligan, I.H.M.
Pearce
Joseph Pearce
Stimpson
Emily Stimpson

July 30 – August 2 2015
University of St Mary of the Lake
1000 East Maple Avenue
Mundelein, IL 60060
1-847-566-8290

At the request of the late Terence Cardinal Cooke, then Archbishop of New York, Father John F. Harvey OSFS (1918-2010), gathered the first Courage members on September 26, 1980 at Saint Joseph’s Church in Manhattan. In the intervening years our apostolate has grown to include chapters in more than 120 dioceses in the United States, as well as dioceses in 14 other countries. Our ministry has been further enriched by the founding of EnCourage at the annual conference in 1992.

As we celebrate our anniversary in the year the Church has dedicated to a deeper understanding of marriage and the family, we give thanks to God for the many blessings he has bestowed on us through the inspiration of Father Harvey, the guidance of our chaplains, and the support we have received from one another.

Registration Type Price Included
Full Conference Package $375.00 Overnight accommodations (3 nights) and all meals from Thursday dinner to Sunday lunch inclusive.
Commuter Package Thursday: $50.00, Friday: $75.00, Saturday: $75.00, Sunday: $50.00 All meals
Clergy Seminar No charge Special program on Friday, July 31. Includes lunch. Free-will offerings gratefully accepted.
Pastoral Ministry Seminar No charge Special program on Saturday, August 1. Includes lunch. Free-will offerings gratefully accepted.

All prices quoted in U.S. Dollars. Registration deadline is July 15.

Problems registering online? Please contact:
University of St Mary of the Lake
Conference Center — Registration
1000 East Maple Avenue, Mundelein, IL 60060-1174
+1 (847) 566-8290

USML is located approximately 28 miles from
Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
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Clergy SeminarFriday, July 31This day-long program is designed for priests and deacons serving in parishes, schools and other institutions. The seminar will begin with a witness talk from a Courage member, followed by a discussion of Christian anthropology — God’s plan for the human person, relationships and sexuality. Topics will also include insights from the psychological sciences and advice for providing authentic pastoral care to persons experiencing same-sex attractions and to their families.

One-Day Programs
Pastoral Ministry Seminar Saturday, August 1 This program for clergy, religious and lay ministers centers on how to address the issue of homosexuality with various audiences in settings like parishes, schools and college campus ministry. It will include a witness talk, a review of Catholic teaching, and discussions with leaders in evangelization and pastoral care. Seminar participants are welcome to register for the entire conference, or may attend only the seminar at no charge.

 

Conference Schedule

Thursday, July 30
5:00pm Celebration of Mass
Most Reverend Blasé Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago
7:30pm “The Secret of Life”
Father Paul Check, Executive Director, Courage International
9:00pm Sacrament of Reconciliation
Healing Prayer Service
9:00pm Welcome for First-Time Attendees
Friday, July 31
8:45am “‘The Light Shines in the Darkness’:
Fidelity in a Changing World.”

Father Raphael Mary Salzillo, O.P., University of Notre Dame
9:45am “The Role of Relationships
in Understanding Identity”

Father John Waiss, Pastor, St. Mary of the Angels, Chicago
9:30am-6:00pm Clergy Seminar
See above for description. Will break for Mass and lunch.
11:00am Celebration of Mass
Most Reverend Thomas Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield, Illinois
1:30pm Group Meetings
Courage Men, Courage Women
EnCourage Parents, EnCourage Spouses
3:00pm “The Challenge of True Friendship Today”
Professor John Cuddeback, Christendom College
4:30pm “Nine Rules of Catholic Friendship”
Emily Stimpson, Freelance author, Steubenville, Ohio
7:30pm “Sin and Addiction in The Lord of the Rings”
Professor Joseph Pearce, Aquinas College
9:00pm Sacrament of Reconciliation
Eucharistic Adoration throughout the night
Saturday, August 1
8:45am “Surprised by Joy: Finding True Happiness by Embracing the Cross”
Most Reverend Mark Seitz, Bishop of El Paso
9:45am “Learn to Discern: Christian Decision-Making with St Ignatius”
Father Robert McTeigue, S.J., Ave Maria University
9:00am-6:00pm Pastoral Ministry Seminar
See above for description. Will break for Mass and lunch.
11:00am Celebration of Mass
Most Rev. John LeVoir, Bishop of New Ulm
1:30pm “Forgiveness: The Name of Love in a Wounded World”
Sister John Sheila Galligan, I.H.M., Immaculata University
3:00pm Breakout Sessions
“How Can I Find My Vocation?” – Father Robert McTeigue, S.J.
“Becoming Good Gifts for the Opposite Gender” – Andrew Comiskey
“The Angelic Warfare Confraternity” – Father James Brent, O.P.
“SSA Husbands in Mixed Orientation Marriages” – Dr Bill Consiglio (3:00–5:30 pm; men only)
4:30pm Breakout Sessions II
Group Leaders Meeting
Sports Camp Workshop and Volleyball Game
EnCourage Parents Meeting with Courage Men
EnCourage Parents Meeting with Courage Women
7:30pm Courage Member Testimonies
9:00pm 35th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, August 2
8:45am “Becoming Evangelizers After the Heart of St John Paul II”
Most Reverend James Wall, Bishop of Gallup
9:45am “The One Who Has Hope Lives Differently”
Father Philip Bochanski, Associate Director, Courage International
11:00am Celebration of Mass
Cardinal Edwin O’Brien, Grand Master, Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
12:00pm Box Lunch and Departure

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Speakers

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cardob
Cardinal Edwin O’Brien
Cupich
Archbishop Blase Cupich
BpJohnLevoir
Bishop John LeVoir
Waiss
Father John Waiss
Paprocki
Bishop Thomas Paprocki
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Bishop Mark Seitz
051309    Brian Leddy
Bishop James Wall
Bochanski
Father Philip Bochanski
BrentOP
Father James Brent, O.P.
Check
Father Paul Check
Comiskey
Andrew Comiskey
Consiglio
Bill Consiglio
Cuddeback
John Cuddeback
GalliganIHM
Sister J. Sheila Galligan, I.H.M.
McTeigueSJ
Father Robert McTeigue, S.J.
Pearce
Joseph Pearce
SalzilloFrRaphael22-09Ck
Father Rafael Mary Salzillo, O.P.
Stimpson
Emily Stimpson

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