Finding My Spiritual Home

It was the summer of 2019, and I was at my first Courage Conference. I'd never expected to be able to attend a conference, with how far away it is (I live in Scotland) and the cost to attend. But…


My Story

This is my life story: about my coming to terms with my sexual orientation, and identity, and my finding my answer and a life of hope, joy and freedom, in the Roman Catholic apostolate known as…


St. John Paul II, Divine Mercy, and Me

Pope John Paul II’s visit to Manila in 1995 was one of the most memorable experiences in my life. So, when I was given a chance to visit Rome to attend a business conference for work in 2006, I did…


You Are Not Alone

Contrary to what the enemy may have convinced you of thus far, I’m promising you that you are not alone. The Body of Christ consists of a variety of persons all striving to live faithfully as…


I Wanted My Retirement Years to Count

My almost 73 years as a Catholic priest have been exciting and challenging and joyous (with occasional heartbreak) but mostly filled with fun and wonder. 26+ of those years, at the invitation of…


A Turning Point

I have been involved with Courage for more than a decade, more than half of my priesthood, yet I never went looking for it or thought it would become my ministry.   Sometime in 2009, a Courage member…