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Courage Apostolate Event at St. Joseph Aug 11 June 20, 2016

Posted 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

Presented by

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 joannmurray@verizon.net 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.

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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>.



1. richard - June 20, 2016

I support the attending of these poorly directed Catholic apostates and applaud this lady for her courage, but suggesting that, “mix in a little bit of Catholic Doctrine on the subject from time to time” is actually more dangerous then not saying anything at all. This is the ploy used by the left and non-orthodox Catholics for the past 50 years or so. It has been very effective in confusing so many of the faithful and for the loss of souls. I would think it best to suggest, to the group, that what they are doing is flat out wrong and give the reasons why. Then as you calmly escort yourself out, mention to them that you have done your charitable duty as a Catholic who understands the teaching of the Church.

Tantumblogo - June 20, 2016

It was a rhetorical device

2. camper - June 20, 2016

Significant scoop!:
Dallas LGBT Advocates Eye Ban on ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy


3. aquinas54 - June 20, 2016

Thanks for posting this. Things are improving at St. Joseph under Father Jason Cargo. He has even been considering the purchase of portable kneelers for use during Communion. So far just an idea but it is indicative of his very reverent approach to the Mass. Yes, it’s N.O., but every little step helps. I am going to ask him at my earliest opportunity about following Cardinal Sarah’s suggestion to celebrate the N.O. Mass ad orientem, at least on occasion.

As for attending Mass on the evening of the Courage speech, StJ has weekday Mass at 6 PM and it is almost always finished by 6:30. Just saying. 🙂 Seriously, all three of the priests at StJ celebrate the Mass very reverently and without any deviation from the Missal. As N.O. Mass goes, it’s hard to do much better.


Tantumblogo - June 20, 2016

Sir, I didn’t always attend the TLM. I recognize the huge value in such steps. I wouldn’t have wound up at Mater Dei without reverent NO’s along the way, esp. St. William in Greenville.

4. Ted - June 20, 2016

“I am going to ask him at my earliest opportunity about following Cardinal Sarah’s suggestion to celebrate the N.O. Mass ad orientem, at least on occasion.”

Following Holy Communion, Father Cargo kneels in prayer in front of the altar as he faces ad orientem. A beautiful site.

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