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A Conversation with my Gay Friend
Last edited 1st July 2015

“So, umm, why is it that you don’t want Tom and I to get married?” Because marriage is about new human life. Yes, marriage is about sex. But it’s about sex because sex is how new life is created — and, ultimately, it is an institution ordered toward protection and respect for new people.

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What Does it Look Like To Be Gay - and a Practicing Catholic?
Last edited 30th June 2015

Joseph Prever is 32-year-old writer, who blogs about his own experiences as a man struggling with same-sex attraction and trying to live out the virtue of chastity. In this interview with Catholic News Agency, Prever explains why he started the blog, and why the Catholic Church teachings on sexulaity and love are not only true, but lead to happiness.

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Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition To Unions Between Homosexual Persons
Last edited 28th June 2015

"Marriage is not just any relationship between human beings. It was established by the Creator with its own nature, essential properties and purpose. No ideology can erase from the human spirit the certainty that marriage exists solely between a man and a woman, who by mutual personal gift, proper and exclusive to themselves, tend toward the communion of their persons. In this way, they mutually perfect each other, in order to cooperate with God in the procreation and upbringing of new human lives."

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From Brokeness to Wholeness
Last edited 5th June 2015

Jason Evert, co-author of "How to Find Your Soulmate without Losing Your Soul" speaks to women about how their hearts can be restored, regardless of the past in this video.

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He Calls You Beautiful: Help for the Abused
Last edited 2nd June 2015

"If you are a woman who is a victim of sexual abuse, I want you to know I am so deeply sorry. My heart breaks at the vast number of young women who experience this pain in their lives, because it is pain no one should ever know. Perhaps you feel like you are broken, or damaged, or garbage because of the way you have been harmed…I am praying as I write that if you feel yourself to be any of these things, that today would be the day that the Truth of Christ speaks loudly into your heart. You are not and never will be damaged in the eyes of God… even in the midst of this pain, He calls you beautiful, brave, chosen, and His."

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Pope Urges Engaged Couples to Take Time, Be Open to God's Surprises
Last edited 27th May 2015

Couples who are seeking to marry, even those who have lived together, should value their engagement period as a time to grow in mature love and in profound knowledge of each other, said Pope Francis.

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Pope Francis Addresses Engaged Couples
Last edited 27th May 2015

In his catechesis on Wednesday 27 May 2015, Pope Francis talked about dating and setting a solid foundation for marriage. Love, he explained shouldn't be improvised or based on fading emotions: "The freedom of giving oneself to another is a decision that requires a conscious harmony. It's not about a simple mutual attraction, an emotion, a moment or a phase. It's a journey.”

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"There Must Be a Reason": A Father’s Final Gift to His Same-Sex Attracted Son
Last edited 26th May 2015

"I’m attracted to people of the same sex, and I’m glad that I was raised by a devoutly Christian mom and dad. My dad’s acceptance of me as a man, with full knowledge of my attraction to other men, was his gift to me. And though it was late coming, I am utterly thankful for it."

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Inexperienced in Dating? That Doesn’t Mean You’re Clueless About Love
Last edited 24th May 2015

There are many women who—whether by choice, distraction, or late blooming—do not fall into this serial-dating norm and worry that their lack of experience might prove detrimental to finding lasting love in the future. But that worry is unnecessary. Women in their mid-20s who don’t have a laundry list of ex-loves, or the nasty scars that come with it, are not behind the curve.

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4 Things I Learned About Relationships From a Pope
Last edited 20th May 2015

Lesson 1: “Man’s capacity for love depends on his willingness consciously to seek a good together with others, and to subordinate himself to that good for the sake of others, or to others for the sake of that good,” wrote St. John Paul II. In other words: How ready I am to love depends on how ready I am to not be the most important person in my life. Love–real love, that is–requires us to reject selfishness. It requires us to be ok with making sacrifices when having made sacrifices is of benefit to the person we love.

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