Leader of Courage speaks on challenge of homosexuality for Catholics
CWN - October 19, 2011
At a conference organized by Courage, the ministry for faithful Catholics struggling to live the virtue of chastity despite a same-sex attraction, Matthew Rarey of the National Catholic Register conducted a long and illuminating interview with the group's new executive director.
Father Paul Check--who replaced the late Father John Harvey, the legendary founder of Courage--explains that the challenge facing Catholics with homosexual impulses is not terribly different from that facing heterosexuals: to resist the blandishments of a "sex-saturated" society.
The struggle to live chaste lives is difficult for homosexuals at a time when the "gay rights" movement militates against any self-restraint. But Father Check also explains why the widespread acceptance of contraception among married couples makes it more difficult to preach chastity to homosexuals.
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