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Respect Life Contact:

Bob Wurzelbacher
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Bob Wurzelbacher  
100 East Eighth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513)263-6674 voice
(513)421-1582 fax



Noelle Collis-DeVito
Kara Ross

1520 South Main Street
Dayton, OH 45409
(937) 281-4128 voice

Ministry for Persons with a Homosexual Inclination


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 or leave a voice mail at 513.488.1291

For the northern regions of the archdiocese, email or leave a voicemail at 937.684.8839

For information on the international apostolate go to

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)