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Newsletter archives

2018 |2017 |2016


The First Courage Meeting (as told by James Beers in his new book)
NEWS
Deacon Promotes Courage in His Diocese
Wanted: Your Stories About Exemplary Chaplains
RESOURCES
Becoming Good News for Wandering Loved Ones
Suffering Through the Eyes of the Saints 
Why Do Catholics Use the Word, "Disordered"?
ENCOURAGE
EnCourage Retreats in Fall 2018
COURAGE LATINO
Conference -- November 16-18 -- Mexico City
PASTORAL AND CATECHETICAL RESOURCES 
Truth & Love Conference -- Register Today! 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Too many great opportunities to list here!
COURAGE/ENCOURAGE CONFERENCE 2018 – Fr. John F. Harvey, "Faithful to a Mission"
Tribute to Fr. Harvey in National Catholic Register
Portrait of Fr. Harvey Unveiled
New Book on History of Courage 
Purchase Conference Video and Audio
ENCOURAGE
First EnCourage Retreats in Fall 2018!
PASTORAL AND CATECHETICAL RESOURCES 
Truth & Love Conference - Registration Now Open! 
UPCOMING EVENTS 
Too many great opportunities to list here!

Truth & Love Conference Promo  (August 10, 2018)

Pilgrimage Promo   (August 10, 2018)
NEWS
Fr. Bochanski on EWTN's Life on the Rock
Archbishop Chaput Praises Courage
FROM OUR MEMBERS
Courage Testimonies in National Catholic Register
Dan Mattson's Book Tour in Italy 
FOCUS ON FR. HARVEY 100th BIRTHDAY JUBILEE YEAR
Booklet: Same-Sex Attraction: Catholic Teaching and Pastoral Practice
Director's Corner: Fr. Harvey Reviews Book on the Church in America
RESOURCES
Focus on Conference Speaker, Fr. Thomas Dailey, O.S.F.S.
Pride, Guilt, and Life Unashamed
COURAGE-LATINO
Ahora en Español!: "Mamá ... Papá, Soy Gay"
Courage Provides Training for Pastoral Care in Ecuador
PASTORAL AND CATECHETICAL RESOURCES 
Press Release: Truth & Love Conference for Clergy, Religious, Professionals
UPCOMING EVENTS 
Too many great opportunities to list here!


Conference Reminder (June 20, 2018)


Courage Newsletter, May 2018 (May 22, 2018)  (Also see Clergy Edition) 
NEWS
New Chapters
Fr. James B. Lloyd, C.S.P. Celebrates 70 Years of Priesthood 
FROM OUR MEMBERS
Finding Courage as a Same-Sex Attracted, Catholic Man
We Find Freedom in the Teachings of the Church
To Priests From Someone With Same-Sex Attractions
Dan Mattson's Book Tour in Italy
We Want to Hear Your Story, Too!
FOCUS ON FR. HARVEY 100th BIRTHDAY JUBILEE YEAR
A Profile In Courage: Fr. John F. Harvey, O.S.F.S.
Fr. Harvey on John Paul II and the Rosary
RESOURCES
Focus on Johnnette Benkovic, Summer Conference Speaker 
Guilt vs. Shame in an Age of Sexual Indulgence
COURAGE-LATINO
Courage Site in Spanish!
Spanish Translation at July Conference  (Traducción al español en la Conferencia de Julio)
PASTORAL AND CATECHETICAL RESOURCES  
Ministering to Millennials
Truth & Love Conferences (Plan to attend October conference; view or read past conference talks) 
Precision of Terms in the Field Hospital
UPCOMING EVENTS 
Too many great opportunities to list here!

Courage Newsletter, April 2018 (April 18, 2018)  (Also see Clergy Edition
CONFERENCE (JULY 12-15) REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
NEWS
New Chapters
Deacon Art McGuire, EnCourage Leader, Rest in Peace
EnCourage is Cover Story in Diocesan Magazine
Promote Courage to College Students, Young Adults
Villanova University
FOCUS ON FR. HARVEY 100th BIRTHDAY JUBILEE YEAR
Book Edited by Fr. Harvey - " Same-Sex Attractions: A Parent's Guide
A Tribute to Fr. John Harvey by Fr. Paul Check
RESOURCES
Focus on Conference Speaker, Bishop Thomas Olmsted: Into the Breach
Fr. Bochanski on EWTN: "I will not stop loving you!"
COURAGE-LATINO
Courage Team Gives Presentations in Yucatán
EnCourage-Latino On-Line Chapter
PASTORAL AND CATECHETICAL RESOURCES
Pre-Conference Clergy Study Day (July 11)
Truth & Love Conference (October 22-24)
Fr. Bochanski: "Chastity and the Consolation of Easter"
UPCOMING EVENTS
Too many great opportunities to list here!


Easter Greeting  (April 1, 2018) 

COURAGE NEWS
Courage Has an All New Website
Rest in Peace, Fr. Robert Becker
Celebrate 70 Years of Priesthood with Fr. James Lloyd, C.S.P!
More New Chapters
FOCUS ON FR. HARVEY 100th BIRTHDAY JUBILEE YEAR
Book by Fr. Harvey: Homosexuality and the Catholic Church: Clear Answers to Difficult Questions
Director's Corner: "Spiritual Direction in Courage" from September 2002 Courage newsletter  
Wanted: Your Memories of Fr. Harvey
RESOURCES
"An Identity Made for Love" by Fr. Philip Bochanski
What is Spiritual Direction and How Do I Get Started?
COURAGE-LATINO
Courage Site Now in Spanish
Courage-Latino Team Introduces Courage in Guatemala
EnCourage-Latino On-Line Chapter
Capí­tulo de EnCourage En-Línea 
 UPCOMING EVENTS 

FOCUS ON FR. HARVEY
"The Spirituality of Courage"
Wanted: Your Memories of Fr. Harvey
Director's Corner: Trip to Rome
RESOURCES
Fr. Mike Schmitz's New Book: Made for Love
UPCOMING EVENTS 






COURAGE NEWS
Religious Leaders Affirm Beauty of Being "Created Male and Female" 
Courage Latino Conference a Blessed Success! 
Remembering Dr. Peter Rudegeair
Wanted: Your Memories of Fr. Harvey 
Courage Chaplain on Great American Baking Show 
More New Chapters!
RESOURCES
Fr. Bochanski Speaks in the UK on "Truth in Love"
Shannon's Story 
"Coming Out" at Christmas: A Pastoral Response to Parents
TRUTH & LOVE: PASTORAL AND CATECHETICAL RESOURCES
Truth & Love Introduces Weekly Blog
Welcome from Cardinal Timothy Dolan
"Preaching with Charity and Clarity" by Fr. Paul Scalia 
EVENTS
Too many great events to list! Don't miss out! 

 Includes a letter from Fr. Bochanski recalling how Fr. John Harvey (our founder), whose 100th birthday will be in 2018,  always "wanted to be remembered as being faithful to a mission."  Father also recounts the blessings of 2017 and looks ahead to 2018. 

NEW TRUTH & LOVE SITE (for those who accompany persons with same-sex attractions)
ADDITIONAL TRUTH & LOVE RESOURCES
        Living the Truth in Love (book)
        Essays from Rome Truth in Love Conference (PDF)
        2018 Truth & Love Conference 
COURAGE NEWS
        Greetings and Thanks from Fr. Check 
        We Want to Hear Your Story 
        Promoting Courage in Your Diocese
        New Courage/EnCourage Chapters
        Courage at Guatemala Bishops Meeting 
        25th Anniversary of Reparational Groups
 
 IN THE MEDIA
        Fr. Bochanski on Catholic Answers Live
        Courage Featured on EWTN's Church Universal 
        Cardinal Sarah on Truth and Charity 
UPCOMING EVENTS
        Too many great events to list here!

Cardinal Robert Sarah's op-ed   (If you can't read this in the New York Times, it is reprinted here in it's entirety)
Resources for Living and Loving in Truth: 
Discover the Truth With Invited to Courageous Love
Courage and EnCourage on EWTN's The Church Universal
"Truth and Love in Catholic Schools" by Fr. Bochanski
Offering Information Nights in Parishes and Beyond
Testimony: Finding Freedom in the Truth About Identity
Testimony: Healing Through Courage
40 Days of Prayer and Fasting: Becoming Good News for the Gender-Challenged 
Upcoming Events:
Regional events
Courage Latino Conference in Mexico in November
Courage/EnCourage Pilgrimage Fall 2018  

Program postponed until Spring 2018

Highlights of 2017 Conference 
Fr. Bochanski interviewed by Crux about conference
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio's and Bishop Thomas Paprocki's homilies at conference
Conference covered on EWTN News Nightly
Conference highlights on Twitter and Facebook
Fr. Paul Check honored with gift 
Order conference video and audio
Focus on Fr. James Lloyd
Video on "Running a Courage Meeting"
Fr. Lloyd interviews Jackie Gleason and Mother Teresa
Upcoming Events
Courage Fall Women's Retreat — Nov. 2-5
Christian Manhood Retreat — Dec. 8-10
Congreso Latinoamericanal de Courage Latino 2017 — Nov. 17-19


Courage News 
Courage/EnCourage Conference 
Courage at Catholic Leaders Convocation 
Our Director in the Media 
Promoting Your Chapter in Your Diocese 
Upcoming Events
Courage Resources 
Focus on Daniel Mattson
"Anatomy of a Sin" by Msgr. Charles Pope 
EnCourage Resources
EnCourage Father Writes in National Catholic Register  
"A Label That Sticks" by Fr. Paul Scalia 
Pastoral and Catechetical Resources
New Report on Puberty Suppression 
Clergy Study Day at Annual Conference 


Courage News 
Like Us on Facebook!
Follow Us on Twitter!
Fr. Bochanski on Register Radio
Online Stories of Courage at Mexican Bishops' Meeting 
Report on Ministry to Persons with Same-Sex Attractions in National Catholic Register. 
Diocese of Bismarck Launches EnCourage Radio Ads
In Memoriam - 2 Courage Chaplains 
Upcoming Events
San Antonio Courage EnCourage Retreat May 28
NYC Day of Recollection June 3
Annual Courage Conference 
Courage Resources 
Focus on Andrew and Annette Comiskey
Spiritual Direction or Counseling 
EnCourage Resources
Dr. Edward Sri Offers Keys for Responding to Relativism 
EnCourage Unites in Prayer on Thursdays - Holy Hour of Reparation 
Pastoral and Catechetical Resources
Focus on Walt Heyer
Clergy Study Day at Annual Conference 

Living Waters Conference   (May 4, 2017) 

Easter Message from Fr. Bochanski
Conference details and registration information

Courage Newsletter April 2017  (April 11, 2017) 

Courage News
Fr. Bochanski introduces Director of Communicaitions
Letter from our new Communications Director
Newsletter wins award
Wanted: your recommendations for newsletter
Upcoming Events
2016 Conference videos now available for viewing
Courage Resources
Focus on Fr. Paul Scalia - His  new book That Nothing May Be Lost
EnCourage Resources
A prayer for days you just can't take it anymore
"What's a Spouse, Parent, Family Member, Friend, or Pastor to Do?  Some Suggestions for Responding Wisely to Another's Worrisome Behavior" from Dr. Phil Sutton
Pastoral and Catechetical Resources
Focus on Dr. Jean C. Lloyd
 "Seven Things I Wish My Pastor Knew About My Homosexuality"  
"Rending the Rainbow Veil:  How to Make Your Church a Safe Space for Christians With Same-Sex Attraction"



Spring Women's Retreat  (March 31, 2017)

Courage Newsletter February 2017 (February 28, 2017) 
Courage News
Fr. Bochanski on Courage's new canonical status 
New promotional video
Upcoming Events
Courage Resources
Focus on Matt Fradd
EnCourage Resources
David Prosen and Allison Ricciardi,  "'Mom, Dad, I'm Gay' How Should a Catholic Parent Respond"
Andrew Comiskey,  "Fighting for Freedom:  A  Prayerful Response to 'Gay' Loved Ones"
Pastoral and Catechetical Resources
Linacre Quarterly:  Special Issue on Same-Sex Attraction (From the Catholic Medical Association)
"Professional care for same-sex attraction: What does the research say?" by Philip Sutton, PhD, LMFT, LCSW
"Homosexuality and scientific evidence: On suspect anecdotes, antiquated data, and broad generalizations" by Robert L. Kinney, III, MA, PharmD
"Spiritual accompaniment for persons with same-sex attraction" by Fr. James McTavish, FVMD, MD, STL 
"'Gender Theory/Gender Ideology' - Select Teaching Resources" from the USCCB. 




Christmas Greeting 2016  (December 23, 2016) 

Appeal letter from Fr. Check 
Events
News 
Courage leadership transition
Courage-Latino conference 
Subscribers change profile 
Resources for your walk with Christ
Friendship novena
Scripture, Mercy and Homosexuality by Dr. Mary Healy
Formed update  (Newer flyer replaces the one in this newsletter)
EnCourage Resources
A Catholic Moral Worldview by Dr. Edward Sri
Parents Novena
Pastoral Resources
Sexuality and Gender Report from the New Atlantis.
Franciscan University clergy conference video from and David Prosen

Truth and Love Conference Reminder  (November 21, 2016)

Courage Announces New Executive Director   (September 27, 2016) 

Truth and Love Conference  (September 22, 2016) 

Courage Newsletter September 2016 (September 15, 2016)
Featured Resource: Formed
News about Courage international events
(Paris, Phillipines, Canada, Mexico, USA)
EnCourage Resources
Daily Conference Call
Pastoral Resources
Franciscan University clergy conference videos from Fr. Check and David Prosen
Fr. Bochanski. "You are Loved" booklet

Messages from Our Leadership (September 6, 2016)
Letter from Fr. Check about reassignment
Letter from Fr. Scalia 

Fr. James Knapp receives award. 

Remembering Fr. Jeffrey Keefe, OFM Conv. 
New staff member Rossana Goni.
Introducing EnCourage leaders, Peter and Paulette.
General Resources:  
Invited to Courageous Love  Five-part catechetical DVD series produced by Courage 
Integrity Starts Here: A Catholic Approach to Restoring Sexual Integrity  Authored by Dr. Peter Kleponis,
Homosexuality and the Catholic Church by Jason Evert, 
"Choosing" Gender Ignores the Truth of the Human Person Mary Rice Hasson and Theresa Farnan 
EnCourage: 
Introducing Peter and Paulette  
Fr. Mike Schmitz on loving in truth



Inaugural Courage Newsletter  (February 2016)
Desire of Everlasting Hills award
Fr. Scalia preaches at father's funeral
General Resources: 
Stepping Forward in Courage by David Prosen 
Encourage resources: