The following comes from a September 9 Living the Truth in Love press release:
Courage International and Ignatius Press announce their first Rome conference to address the pastoral needs of men and women who experience homosexual tendencies. Living the Truth in Love is a conference and resource event, which will be held October 2, just before the start of the Ordinary Synod on the Family at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (“The Angelicum”) in Rome, Italy.
The theme of the conference will be “The Ways of True Love-Pastoral Approaches to Welcome and Accompany those Living with Homosexual Tendencies.”
The conference will feature Cardinal Robert Sarah, Cardinal George Pell, Monsignor Livio Melina, as well as experts such as Dr. Paul McHugh of Johns Hopkins; Dr. Timothy Lock, a clinical psychologist; and Dr. Jennifer Morse of the Ruth Institute. A panel discussion will be held featuring the real life testimonies of faithful Catholics living the reality of homosexuality in their everyday lives.
Resources will be available to conference attendees, particularly a collection of books recently released by several of the participants, including Cardinal Robert Sarah and Cardinal George Pell. A press event will take place in conjunction with the conference for members of the media.
The event will take place just days before the opening of the Ordinary Synod on the Family that begins at the Vatican on October 4 and extends through October 25. The conference offers a response to the important question before the Synod regarding how the Church should give pastoral care to persons with homosexual tendencies and their families.
This event is open to the public. Registration is free but lunch is included for an additional fee. Those interested in registering can visit https://www.TruthandLove.com.
Oh enough already!! They’re acting as if 97% are homosexual and 3% are not, and duh, that’s not true. Most Catholics are heterosexual and are trying to live their lives in accordance with God’s laws.
The Church’s preoccupation with all things gay is a spin through the devil’s playground. Stop this pandering and teach the truth. Souls are at stake!
Kristin … We homosexual Catholics are also trying to live our lives in accordance with g God’s laws. Like our straight brothers and sisters in Christ, we try and if we fail we try again.
And as a group, homosexuals are singled out as a special segment of Catholicism with all the ministries, Masses, events, etc, as though they cannot be part of the Church Universal. This is wrong!
The Church is one body and by separation of groups according to “sin genre”, it is weakened. We all stand in the same confession line.
You are correct Kristin, we all should stand in the same confessional line. So why this conference to take some of us out of that line? Why make a big show of it here on CCD?
“YFC”, “take some of us out of that line?” I don’t even know what you mean by that comment. Supposedly this conference was to promote homosexuals to live Catholic lives, and that necessarily includes the sacrament of confession.
My point was that the Church has left the 99 in search of the 1 for far too long, especially considering that the 1 has made it clear it doesn’t want to rejoin the flock.
C&H wrote: “We homosexual Catholics are also trying to live our lives in accordance with g God’s laws. Like our straight brothers and sisters in Christ, we try and if we fail we try again.”
Oh give me a break. Sodomy is a sin that cries out to Heaven. It’s an established fact that sodomites and lesbians have lives that revolve around lust of the flesh. The Holy Bible and traditional Catholic teachings provide ample warning. Save your life. Get out of the lifestyle now. You are more fortunate than you think; you are a Catholic. Pray the rosary; find all the resources that will open up to you once you stop living the life.
Robert …” lesbians have lives that revolve around lust of the flesh.” Give me a break. Yesterday my life “revolved” around e-mail supporting a friend who lost her husband, buying food for my catering gig this morning, meeting with the financial planner at my credit union, finding out one of my employees is going to leave for a better job ;-( arguing with the meter maid about where our van could park, a fascinating chat with a retired priest (I’m old school, old mass, old theology and just plain old”) about the vocations crisis and “girls night out” dinner with my mom. Oh….and I haven’t had a date for a year and a half.
Referring to LGBT Catholics, Robert Siena writes, “Sodomites and lesbians have lives that revolve around sins of the flesh”.
And how, exactly, would you know this?
I just ask because I see LGBT people who have lives that revolve around their work. Famous examples, which mirror my own less prestigious LGBT friends: Anderson Cooper. Ellen de Generes. Don Lemon. Rachel Maddow. Thomas Roberts. Robin Roberts. Ken Mehlman. Lindsay Graham.
Your Fellow Catholic, Lindsay Graham has denied being gay, your private opinion should have been kept private. Shame on you.
Kristin, it is not only the Church that’s obsessed with gay stuff, but this website as well.
Every day on CCD there seems to be tons of junk about homosexual this, or lesbian that.
Hence the nickname: “California Catholic Gayly.”
For heaven’s sake, there are OTHER issues on this planet besides what homosexuals do in their bedrooms!!!!
Agreed Kristin, they have occupied positions of power in the Church and they act like thugs….They must be rooted out by the Faithful laity
Yes, and this is why the Church will be smaller, but more orthodox. We are of the generation to watch the Church as we have always known Her, be dismantled. Oh that we remain faithful!
Obama’s Tasteless Welcome of Pope Francis
Maybe we shouldn’t expect anything much from a president who gave Queen Elizabeth an iPod filled with his own speeches, and who gave former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown a set of American movies on DVDs that didn’t work in the U.K.
But the way this White House is choosing to “welcome” Pope Francis is appalling.
When Francis arrives at the White House on Wednesday for a welcome reception, his greeters will include “Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Anglican bishop & and Sister Simone Campbell – a leader of the ‘Nuns on the Bus’ advocacy tours,” – played a crucial role in promoting…
The Vatican is unhappy at the rudeness of the White House, nd indeed many of us are so, so tired of Obama’s obvious anti-Christian tactics, anti-Israeli moves, and pro-Muslim stances. Our next president needs to be clearly Christian, if not openly Catholic. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio attended Mass and took communion, I’m told by a friend who saw them there, at St. Jude’s in Westlake Village the day of the Republican debates at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley.
Research presented in 2014 found that well over 40% of transgender people attempt suicide, in contrast to approximately 5% of all Americans. This scientific finding, not well reported, proves that people with gender issues are troubled indeed, and should not be chosen as a child’s Godfather or Godmother. However, they should not be rejected or maltreated by the rest of us, any more than self-described homosexuals should, even though we find their disorders horrifying. We need to help them, just as we would any other suffering soul, despite their widespread rejection of our help. They are God’s children too.
Maryanne – Rick Santorum is openly and honestly Catholic, whereas if Jeb or Marco were taking Communion and Not Actually Members of the Church – that would be a serious offense. I do not know what your friend saw or how ‘catholic’ the other candidates are or claim to be…
Michael McDermott– Yes, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are indeed sincere Catholics! I think both are also sincere pro-life and pro-Traditional Christian Marriage candidates, too! Why are you saying they might be otherwise??
Michael McDermott– Rick Santorum is also a sincere Catholic candidate, but I don’t think he has made the decision to again run for President. I admire his sincere practice of the Catholic Faith, and good work, for God and for our Nation! He and his wife have also written some excellent books!
Michael McDermott, and others– Gov. Jeb Bush married in the Catholic Faith. He later converted, and loves his faith! He is pro-life ad pro Traditional Marriage. Marco Rubio was born and raised a Catholic, and is pro-life and pro-Traditional Christian Marriage. As a child, his family temporarily moved to a different town, and temporarily attended a local Mormon neighborhood church, thinking it to be very wholesome and good for the family. Later, they all moved back to Florida, and returned to their Catholic Faith. When Marco Rubio grew up, he loved the evangelicals– but loved his Church, the very best! He even read the entire Catholic Catechism— and he says he “craves” Holy Communion!
All you need to know is right here:
Linda Maria – As you may know Supreme Court ‘Justice’ Anthony Kennedy purports to be ‘catholic’ – and yet wrote the travesty (the Dred Scott of the 21st Century) denying the Catholic Truth that Marriage is between a Man (XY) and Woman (XX) and making it a tool of the Radical Homosex Misandry Machine – that will be the source of untold persecution and Jail Time 4 Thought Crime for Catholics and others of Conscience.
Hence – Those who claim to be ‘catholic’ are (like Tony Kennedy) actually the Worst Enemies the Church has short of the satanic… And no, I do not equate Kennedy with satan, just his stooges.
To Michael McDermott– I too, am upset with our Supreme Court, and wayward, immoral, Godless, unprofessional, judges, who do not know our true American law, constitution, and heritage– and our true America foundations!! Especially horrible, un Christian, liberal, wayward “Catholic” judges, like Anthony Kennedy– are a TOTAL DISGRACE, before God!! Marriage cannot be “re-defined” by a bunch of crazy, immoral, liberal crackpots, just to suit their sick ideas! Ridiculous! And God knows this! We have a CRCKPOT “Supreme Court,” with judges who MALPRACTICE LAW!! They all should be FIRED and DISQUALIFIED from practicing law!!