Spring 2016 - Episode 4: My Son Has A Same Sex Attraction, What Do I Say?
One who accompanies others has to realize that each person’s situation before God and their life in grace are mysteries which no one can fully know from without. The Gospel tells us to correct others and to help them to grow on the basis of a recognition of the objective evil of their actions (cf. Mt 18:15), but without making judgments about their responsibility and culpability (cf. Mt 7:1; Lk 6:37).

Excerpt from "The Joy of the Gospel" Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis
Hear the testimony of parents and how they felt at the news that their son had a same sex attraction and how they dealt with the situation. Encourage Ministry which is part of the Courage Ministry is discussed.

Robert and Susan Cavera, parents of a son with same sex attraction - Couragerc.org

Janet's Homework Assignment:

1) Visit the Courage website couragerc.org

2) Offer a special prayer for those of homosexual orientation who are striving to live the Church's teachings.

3) Read Living the Truth In Love, by Janet E. Smith and Fr. Paul Check available from Ignatius Press

4) Pray the Prayer of Healing to St Raphael

5) Read booklet Homosexuality & Hope, Questions and Answers from The Catholic Medical Association, cathmed.org

6) Watch the DVD “Invited To Courageous Love” available from the EWTN Religious Catalogue.


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God's Bucket List: Heaven's Surefire Way to Happiness in this Life and Beyond

by Teresa Tomeo

Examines what God wants for each of us: mercy, fruitfulness, fellowship, and peace, just to name a few, and explains what the Christian faith teaches about these gifts and how we can begin to achieve and cross out, one by one, the items on that heavenly list. God's Bucket List is published by Random House/Image Books.

Recall Abortion: Ending the Abortion Industry's Exploitation of Women

by Janet Morana

Janet Morana exposes the myriad ways abortion exploits women, and calls for a National recall of this deadly procedure.  Published by Saint Benedict Press.

Sign the petition to recall abortion.

Now available in paperback.
The Kitchen Madonna The Kitchen Madonna:
Patroness of The Catholic View for Women

Mary was not only Jesus' Mother, but also a housewife. Her utensils are earthly and heavenly symbols. The key represents the safety in the house and also the way into heaven. The kettle symbolizes nourishment for body and soul. The broom represents cleanliness in the home and in thoughts and deeds. 
Available from EWTN Religious Catalogue

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The Magnificat

Magnificat is a lavishly printed, easy-to-read pocket-sized worship aid, of more than 400 pages.

Magnificat can be used to follow the daily Mass and can also be read at home for personal or family prayer.
Available at Magnificat
Consider praying the Divine Office on a daily basis. 
The Divine Office provides psalms and prayers to be prayed at different times of the day. 
See www.divineoffice.org.