Marriage, Family & Pro-Life

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Courage member finds truth in Jesus

The following is the third in a series of articles about “Courage,” the Catholic Church’s apostolate ministering to those with same-sex attraction. For an overview of the Courage program in the Archdiocese of Detroit, as well as its sister apostolate for family and friends, “EnCourage,” see The Michigan Catholic’s Nov. 1 issue. Detroit — Tina’s…

Courage member says choice is truth vs. ‘masquerade’

The following is the first in a series of testimonials from members of “Courage,” the Catholic Church’s apostolate ministering to those with same-sex attraction. For an overview of the Courage program in the Archdiocese of Detroit, as well as its sister apostolate for family and friends, “EnCourage,” see The Michigan Catholic’s Nov. 1 issue. Detroit…

Saving marriages, rescuing families: ‘Retrouvaille’ helps thousands

Metro Detroit — The “d” word is an ugly word. But for many couples, the word “divorce” is seen as the only option to a hurting marriage. Today, Mark and Betty Squier are leaders in Metro Detroit’s marriage-saving “Retrouvaille” program. But back in 1986, their marriage was failing, and the “d” word loomed over the…

Have courage: Catholics with same-sex attraction find love, support in Church’s ministry

Metro Detroit — For many people, the word most closely associated with the Catholic Church in terms of homosexuality is the word “no.” But Fr. Paul Check, executive director of Courage International, says this “no” is embedded in “a much more compelling ‘yes’ to individual people with same-sex attraction.” “The desire of the heart for…

‘EnCourage’ provides resources for loved ones of those with same-sex attraction

Lansing — EnCourage has been around for a shorter time than its better-known overlapping apostolate, Courage, but it is growing remarkably as it touches the lives of Catholics whose loved ones experience same-sex attraction. EnCourage is a ministry within Courage dedicated to spiritually assisting parents, siblings, children, spouses and other relatives and friends of those…