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Where Can I Learn More?

Where Can I Learn More?

Here are some more resources and links to some of the best information we could find on the subject of same-sex attraction.

Media – Audio and Video

Joel Stepanek – Love, Same-Sex Attraction, and Tolerance (Steubenville STL Mid-America Week 1 2016)

Fr. Mike Schmitz – Love, Same-Sex Attraction, and Tolerance (Steubenville STL Mid-America Week 2 2016)

(Note: while the two talks above are certainly similar, they do have unique content and we highly encourage you to watch them both.)

Jason Evert – Homosexuality and the Catholic Church (short form: 3:41 – long form: 1:24:35)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan on The Today Show – We Can’t Judge People, but We Can Judge Actions

Fr. Dan Beeman – God’s Divine Design: The Church and Homosexuality

Articles and Blogs

The USCCB website on marriage –  http://www.marriageuniqueforareason.org/

Lifeteen.com –

Catholic, Gay, and Doing Fine

Same Love or Some Lies?: Emotions vs. Truth

The Supreme Court, Marriage, and You (Note: this blog was written in 2013, before same-sex marriage was legalized nation-wide. While some of the politics are outdated, the heart of the content still applies.)

Catholics Care About Gays?

Can Same-Sex Couples Adopt?  

7 Ways to Love Our Brothers and Sisters Who Experience Same-Sex Attraction

chastityproject.com – Q&A on homosexuality

Matt Fradd – There are No Gay People, Only People

Documents

USCCB – Always Our Children (Note: this 1997 document was a huge step forward in the Church’s conversation on this topic, as far as attitude and tone; however, some of its points needed further explanation and expansion, which they received in the 2006 follow-up document, linked below.)

USCCB – Ministry to Persons with a Homosexual Inclination

Archdiocese of St. Louis – Hope and Holiness: Pastoral Care for Those with Same-Sex Attraction

Books

Pope John Paul II, The Theology of the Body – The Original, For Beginners, For Teens

Dr. Edward Sri – Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love

AJ Santiago – In Pursuit: Confessions of a Gay Catholic Teenager

Rachel Leininger is the full-time chastity educator for the Archdiocese of Saint Louis' REAP Team retreat ministry. She's married to the excessively creative and unfairly gorgeous David. Her favorite things include decorating their home, everything Cardinals baseball, and coffee.

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