Welcome to the website for Priests with Courage! PWC is an organization to help and support the work of Courage. Also check out the Priests With Courage page on the main Courage website!
PWC is for everyone! However, this website has Roman Catholic priests, seminarians, deacons, and religious brothers in mind. This site is a resource for research about homosexuality (see our extensive links) and a 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 the latest Church teachings on the issue can find them here, as well other useful articles and essays.
Membership allows for priests, seminarians, deacons, and brothers to enter into a spiritual fraternity and fellowship with others, to share in the spiritual benefits of Masses offered by priests in PWC and Courage, and to share information and resources with one another. One can become a member by clicking on the Contact Us link.
Please be patient!!!
This website is run by one rather busy priest. I am not always available or able to respond to your emails in a timely manner. If you do not hear from me soon, please send me another email. This also applies to those who wish to sign on to the Priests with Courage listserv. If you have requested membership in the recent past and have not heard from me, please request again. I apologize for the inconvenience, and please pray for me! -Contact at Priests with Courage
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Ecce Agnus Dei: Priests are called to imitate the Lamb of God and be priest-victims for the salvation of souls. Agnus Dei - Francisco de Zurburan (1598-1664). Copyright (c) Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.
Priests with Courage
Clean of Heart is written for practicing Catholics who accept all the teachings of the Church, yet are still ensnared by pornography and self-abuse. There is hope! Through the Sacraments, God provides all the grace one needs to become pure. No matter how long one has indulged in pornography or how deep one has sunk into the mire of vice, Our Lord can still break the addiction! This bok is written from a Catholic point-of-view. While Evangelical Christians have many books and programs for pornography addicts, there are few titles on the market for Catholics. Clean of Heart consists of fifty-one daily meditations which draw from the power of the Sacraments and the wisdom of the Saints.
Shame and Attachment Loss: The Practical Work of Reparative Therapy is the latest text from Dr. Joseph Nicolosi regarding his work in the area of reparative therapy. Written primarily for psychologists and counselors who work with men dealing with unwanted same-sex attraction, he details the therapeutic techniques of reparative therapy that he has developed over the past twenty years. Filled with many examples, he explains how shame and attachment loss lie at the core of the homosexual condition. The book is practical in that the steps leading through the process of grieving and the healing of their wounding are very detailed and extensive.
See the NARTH website for more information as well as Amazon.com to purchase here.
The Heart of Female Same-Sex Attraction A Comprehensive Counseling Resource: The fruit of years of training, research and counseling experience, Janelle Hallman has drawn together a comprehensive resource for those who are interested in understanding and counseling women in conflict with same sex attraction. In this ground-breaking work, Hallman sets forth the unique dimensions of struggle that women experience through the presentation of research, interviews and clinical experience. This is an indispensable guide for understanding and a manual for counseling adult women seeking to "mature in giving and receiving love in all of [their] relationships, and no longer be restricted by destructive relational patterns."