Courage offers resources for research about homosexuality as well as help and support for priests who may be chaplains for Courage, who minister to those who deal with same-sex attractions, or who deal with same sex attractions themselves. Those seeking Church teaching on these issues can find it here, as well as other useful articles and essays.

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The Five Goals of Courage

The Five Goals were created by the members themselves, when Courage was founded. The goals are read at the start of each meeting and each member is called to practice them in daily life. Here are the Goals in their entirety.

  1. To live chaste lives in accordance with the Roman Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality. ( Chastity )
  2. To dedicate our entire lives to Christ through service to others, spiritual reading, prayer, meditation, individual spiritual direction, frequent attendance at Mass, and the frequent reception of the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist. (Prayer and Dedication)
  3. To foster a spirit of fellowship in which we may share with one another our thoughts and experiences, and so ensure that no one will have to face the problems of homosexuality alone. (Fellowship)
  4. To be mindful of the truth that chaste friendships are not only possible but necessary in a chaste Christian life; and to encourage one another in forming and sustaining these friendships. (Support)
  5. To live lives that may serve as good examples to others. (Good Example/Role Model)

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What Courage Members Would Like Clergy to Know

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Courage/EnCourage Young Adult Brochure

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Published: May 2022

Featured Articles for Clergy

We have obtained permission from the authors, as well as the magazines from which these materials originated, for copies to be made as part of a clergy study day.

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Member Testimonies

Courage members from around the world are coming forward to give testimony to God's work in their lives! In these stories you will see among the varying experiences, one common theme: Once we committed our lives to Christ and to the full teachings of His Catholic Church, we really began to live!

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Robin’s Testimony

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Published in: 2013 Conference

Hudson w/ Fr. Josh Johnson

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Published: JUL 14, 2020

Hudson w/ Jason Evert

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Published: July 7, 2020

Homosexuality, Gender, and Hope

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Published: July 6, 2020

Bullied “Out of the Closet” and (Almost) Bullied Back In

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Published in: Crisis Magazine

Author: DAVID PROSEN

Published: July 9, 2015

Desire of the Everlasting Hills Documentary

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Published: July 19, 2014

Kim’s Testimony

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Conference Testimonies

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Member Testimony: Peter

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Member Testimony: Mark

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Member Testimony: Chris

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Member Testimony: JM

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Member Testimony: Jim B

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Member Testimony: Louis

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Member Testimony: Allen

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