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Respect Life Contact:

Bob Wurzelbacher
Director
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Cincinnati
100 East Eighth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-3131 voice
(513) 421-1582 fax

Bob Wurzelbacher  x 2624
Teresa Kaltenbach, Admin. Asst. x 2653

Dayton
Noreen Wendeln
1436 Needmore Rd.
Dayton OH 45414
(937) 222-0227 voice
(937) 279-9482 fax

Ministry for Persons with a Homosexual Inclination


COURAGE

Courage is an international apostolate of the Catholic Church, which has been ministering to persons with same-sex attractions since 1980.  Small group meetings are ministered by a priest using the 12 step approach to healing.  Courage allows the person to experience chaste fraternity, accountability from group members who understand their struggle and the healing sacrament of Reconciliation.  Keeping in mind that true charity and love cannot be shown outside of the fullness of truth, Courage calls the person experiencing same sex attractions to strive for the following:

For local information email courage@catholiccincinnati.org or leave a voice mail at 513.488.1291

For the northern regions of the archdiocese, email couragenorth@catholiccincinnati.org or leave a voicemail at 937.684.8839

For information on the international apostolate go to http://couragerc.org/

Documents and Resources:

Always Our Children A Pastoral Message to Parents of Homosexual Children

Ministry for Persons with a Homosexual Inclination Guidelines for Pastoral Care (November 14, 2006 – USCCB Publication No. 5-788)