Support Courage International

“Courage is doing the work of God!”
Pope St. John Paul II

For over 40 years, Courage has been at the forefront of pastoral care for men and women who experience same-sex attractions. Illumined by the truth of God’s plan for human sexuality, we are committed to serving our members with compassion and an openness to understanding their experience, as we help them to live holy and fulfilled lives.

We also provide support for loved ones of people who identify as LGBTQ+ through EnCourage. We work to help family members deepen their relationship with God, strengthen bonds within their families, and speak the truth in love with their sons, daughters, siblings, and all others.

Your generous contribution will help us continue our mission of serving the members of Courage and EnCourage.

Support the work of Courage today with a recurring or one-time online donation. Or you can mail a contribution to our office.


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What do your donations support?

Much of the work of Courage International involves helping members stay connected, as well as providing support to chaplains. Courage also provides education to dioceses, organizations, and lay people, upon request. Below is a short list of the various resources we provide, and events and activities we organize to support our members, chaplains and other Church leaders.

  • Provide online and in-person Courage & EnCourage meetings.
  • Provide private online chat space for members of Courage and EnCourage to support and stay connected with one another.
  • Share updates about the apostolate via e-newsletters and mailings in English and Spanish.
  • Produce high-quality videos and other media to help spread the mission and educate others on the topic of same-sex attraction and the Catholic Church.
  • Host regional retreats and days of recollection.
  • Host an Annual Conference in English and Spanish.
  • Host men’s Sports Camp, an annual weekend of sports and comradery for Courage men.
  • Maintain Courage website in English, Spanish, Italian, and other languages to share the mission of the Apostolate around the world.
  • Translate important talks and other resources to Spanish and other languages so they can be made available to people around the world.
  • Translate the handbook into other languages so it can be made available to chaplains around the world.
  • Facilitate the formation of new chapters through personal one-on-one support and training of new chaplains with our directors and staff.
  • Connect chaplains and provide quarterly meetings for mutual support and encouragement.
  • Share and create resources on the topics of homosexuality and gender identity discordance.
  • Offer clergy formation to local dioceses, upon request, or remote online formation.
  • Provide online formation in Spanish for lay ministers, chaplains and others interested.
  • Provide formation and training for other apostolates and organizations about the topics of same-sex attraction and gender identity discordance, upon request.
  • Engage with social media to share our mission and the good news of the Gospel.

For information on giving through bequest, stock, or other non-monetary gifts, please contact us here or view our instructions in the document here.

Courage International, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.