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5 Goals of EnCourage

  1. Help members themselves to grow spiritually through developing a vital relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ as authentically taught in our Roman Catholic Tradition.

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  1. Enable members to gain a deeper understanding of the needs, problems, and issues experienced by men and women with same-sex attractions.
  2. Help members establish and maintain a healthy and wholesome relationship with the loved one who experiences same-sex attractions.
  3. Assist other parents and families not to reject but to reach out with compassion and truth to their loved one with same-sex feelings and behaviors.
  4. Witness to our loved one by our own lives that a happy, wholesome life is to be found in union with Jesus Christ and with His body, the Church.

Watch Presentations from Previous Courage / EnCourage Conferences

More talks will be posted as they become available.


2015

Challenge of Friendship Today

Presented by:
Prof. John Cuddeback

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Church and State

Presented by:
Bishop Thomas Paprocki

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Forgiveness in a Wounded World

Presented by:
Sr. J. Sheila Galligan, I.H.M.

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God Dwells Among Us

Presented by:
Archbishop Blasé Cupich

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Happiness by Embracing the Cross

Presented by:
Bishop Mark Seitz

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Invite, Elevate, Disarm | Medical Professional Track (Audio Only)

Presented by:
Andrew - from Courage

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Invite, Elevate, Disarm | Pastoral Track (Audio Only)

Presented by:
Andrew - from Courage

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Last Judgement

Presented by:
Cardinal Edwin O'Brien

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Learn to Discern

Presented by:
Fr. Robert McTeigue, S.J.

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Moral Theology for Our Times

Presented by:
Bishop John LeVoir

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Nine Rules of Catholic Friendship

Presented by:
Emily Stimpson

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One Who Has Hope Lives Differently

Presented by:
Fr. Philip Bochanski

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Relationships in Understanding Identity

Presented by:
Fr. John Waiss

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Sin and Addiction in The Lord of the Rings

Presented by:
Prof. Joseph Pearce

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Testimony: Blake S.

Presented by:
Blake S.

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Testimony: Connie C.

Presented by:
Connie C.

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The Beatitudes

Presented by:
Fr. Paul Scalia

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The Light Shines in the Darkness

Presented by:
Fr. Raphael Mary Salzillo, O.P.

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The Secret of Life

Presented by:
Fr. Paul Check

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2014

A Burden that Lifts us to God

Presented by:
Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

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Coming Down from the Mountain

Presented by:
Fr. Don Timone

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Coraggio

Presented by:
Bishop Daniel E. Thomas

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Fire of Divine Love

Presented by:
Fr. Paul Check

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For When I am Weak, Then I am Strong

Presented by:
Fr. Paul Check

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Immaculee’s Story of Faith, Hope, and Forgiveness

Presented by:
Immaculee Ilibagiza

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Judge Not? Clarifying a New Testament Understanding of Judgement

Presented by:
Andrew Comiskey

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Namugongo Jubilee: Lessons from Our Patron Saints

Presented by:
Fr. Philip Bochanski, C.O.

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Panel Discussion on Desire of the Everlasting Hills Documentary

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The Christian Meaning of Human Sexuality

Presented by:
Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J.

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What If We Took Pope Francis at His Word?

Presented by:
Dr. Helen Alvare

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2013

All Things For Good

Presented by:
Dr. Bill Consiglio

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Fearing the Lord … and Not Being Afraid

Presented by:
Fr. Paul Scalia

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Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints

Presented by:
Dawn Eden

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Internet Pornography Addiction: Medium and Content Collide with the Human Brain

Presented by:
Sr. Marysia Weber

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Living and Working the Steps with Scripture and the Saints

Presented by:
Fr. Emmerich Vogt, O.P.

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Paul’s Testimony

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Robin’s Testimony

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The Joy of the Lord Will Be Your Strength

Presented by:
Fr. Paul Check, Executive Director

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The Question that Haunts Us

Presented by:
Fr. Jeffrey Keefe, OFM

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What Does It Mean to be a Human Image of God?

Presented by:
Bishop John M. LeVoir Bishop of New Ulm, Minnesorta

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Why Is There Sex?

Presented by:
Dr. J. Budziszewski

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2012

2012 Courage/EnCourage Conference Keyote Address

Presented by:
Most Rev. James D. Conley, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Denver

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A Simple Plan: Blessed Mother Teresa’s Perspective of Life

Presented by:
Fr. Joseph Klee

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Karl’s Testimony

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Naked Surrender – Coming Home to our True Sexuality

Presented by:
Andrew Comiskey

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Providing Hope in the Midst of Despair: A Person Centered Response to AIDS

Presented by:
Dr. Timothy Flanigan

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Rilene’s Testimony

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The Goodness of God: Reclaiming the Gift of Hope

Presented by:
Fr. James Livingston

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The Straight Story

Presented by:
Melinda Selmys

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The Varieties of Guilt

Presented by:
Fr. Jeffrey Keefe

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2011

2011 Courage/EnCourage Conference Questions and Answers

Presented by:
Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke

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Angelo’s Witness

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Blessed are Those Who Believe: Faith and Fidelity Today

Presented by:
Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

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Catholic Prayer and Piety: A Devotional Approach for Healing Gender Identity

Presented by:
Dr. Sean Stevens

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Self Mastery to Self Giving: Anger and Sadness

Presented by:
Dr. Rick Fitzgibbons

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The Memory of Fr. John Harvey, OSFS and the Future of Courage and EnCourage

Presented by:
Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke

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The Triumph of Failure

Presented by:
Fr. Paul Check

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Tina’s Witness

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