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COURAGE – Support for persons experiencing same-sex attraction


You don't have to make this journey alone!

Courage offers spiritual-based support groups to help men and women who experience same-sex attraction and who have made a commitment to strive for chastity. They are inspired by the Gospel call to holiness and the Catholic Church's beautiful teachings about the goodness and inherent purpose of human sexuality..

The cornerstone of Courage is a program of five goals and twelve steps. Coupled with fellowship and sharing of personal experiences, these steps can aid in spiritual growth.

Contact us confidentially

Courage provides confidential, welcoming, and informative support for men and women experiencing same-sex attraction. Please join us.

Call: 313-237-5900
Email: courage@aod.org

Courage believes that with human support and God's help:

Persons experiencing same-sex attraction can follow Jesus Christ according to Roman Catholic spiritual and moral teaching.

It is possible to experience same-sex attractions and live a chaste and productive life.

Persons experiencing same-sex attraction can develop an assured grace-filled understanding of themselves while growing into their true identities as mature men and women.

Homosexual attractions or feelings are not a sin; however, homosexual acts are immoral and do not lead to a deeper life in Christ.

A person’s dignity does not depend upon his or her sexual attractions but upon his or her relationship to Jesus Christ.

Homosexual desires are not usually a person’s choice.

Men and women who experience same-sex attraction can lead chaste lives. Chastity, made possible by Christ’s redemption, is a liberating virtue and a source of joy and human freedom.



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