Courage Apostolate Event at St. Joseph Aug 11 June 20, 2016Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, catachesis, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Interior Life, North Deanery, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, Society, the struggle for the Church, Virtue.
A couple of weeks ago I shared with readers the very distressing fact that the frequently heretical, pro-sodomite propaganda group “Always Our Children” had received a strong endorsement from Bishop Kevin Farrell at the most recent conclave of priests, and was thus spreading throughout, at least, the northern part of the Diocese. I also related that the only faithful apostolate specifically tailored to serve those who struggle with same-sex attraction – COURAGE – had been largely sidelined and ignored in the Diocese.
Since that time, I have learned that a Catholic woman, mother of a family well known in the Diocese for its piety and devotion, had attended an Always Our Children meeting and was told to leave – thrown out, if you will – for the “sin” of having the temerity to suggest that the group might also, in contrast to their general acceptance of pro-sodomite rhetoric, mix in a little bit of Catholic Doctrine on the subject from time to time. This, alas, was apparently too much for a group which has taken to casting about for ways to justify gravely disordered and mortally sinful behavior, either on the part of themselves, or their loved ones, and so she was gone. I can add, without saying too much, that this woman is not the kind who would let zeal get the better of them and charge into a meeting saying harsh or uncharitable things.
I am happy to report, however, that there has recently been a more positive development on this subject, in that St. Joseph’s parish in Richardson has invited Fr. Philip Bochanski, associate director of Courage, to give a talk at his parish on Thursday, Aug. 11 2016. All details below:
If you are searching for the truly loving, Christian response in interactions with friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers who are same sex attracted, or if your children and grandchildren are coming to you with questions about such issues and you have struggled for the right answers, then come! “Courage International” is the Vatican approved Catholic apostolate ministering to our same sex attracted individuals. Come benefit from Fr. Bochanski’s great insight and wisdom. Please forward this information to anyone you think may be interested and could benefit from solid answers to some of today’s most difficult questions.
Inspiring Speaker Event
Thursday Evening, August 11, 2016
“Welcoming and Accompanying Our Brothers and Sisters Who Experience Same Sex Attraction:
Living Out Our Universal Call to Chastity and Speaking Truth in Love”
A timely topic to give us information and guidance in difficult situations facing our families, friends, neighbors, schools, workplaces, and co-workers
Fr. Philip Bochanski
Associate Director of Courage International
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church in Richardson
Main Dining Hall
600 South Jupiter Road; Enter the “Columbarium Entrance” that faces Spring Valley Road
Buffet Dinner begins at 6:30pm; Speaker starts at 7:15pm
Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may prepare the proper number of seats and dinners.
$7 for dinner — you may pay at the door; Speaker only is gratis.
I will try to post reminders closer to the date of the event. I hope I can find the time to attend, though it would mean missing Mass <sniff> <sniffle>.