Where can I learn more?

Here are some more resources and links to some of the best information we could find on the subject.

 

MEDIA - AUDIO AND VIDEO

Joel Stepanek - Love, Same-Sex Attraction, and Tolerance (Steubenville STL Mid-America Week 1 2016)

Fr. Mike Schmitz - Love, Same-Sex Attraction, and Tolerance (Steubenville STL Mid-America Week 2 2016)

(Note: while the two talks above are certainly similar, they do have unique content and we highly encourage you to watch them both.)

Jason Evert - Homosexuality and the Catholic Church (short form: 3:41 - long form: 1:24:35)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan on The Today Show - We Can't Judge People, but We Can Judge Actions

Fr. Dan Beeman - God’s Divine Design: The Church and Homosexuality

 

ARTICLES AND BLOGS

The USCCB website on marriage -  http://www.marriageuniqueforareason.org/

Lifeteen.com -

Catholic, Gay, and Doing Fine

Same Love or Some Lies?: Emotions vs. Truth

The Supreme Court, Marriage, and You (Note: this blog was written in 2013, before same-sex marriage was legalized nation-wide. While some of the politics are outdated, the heart of the content still applies.)

Catholics Care About Gays?

Can Same-Sex Couples Adopt?                    

7 Ways to Love Our Brothers and Sisters Who Experience Same-Sex Attraction

chastityproject.com - Q&A on homosexuality

Matt Fradd - There are No Gay People, Only People

 

DOCUMENTS

USCCB - Always Our Children (Note: this 1997 document was a huge step forward in the Church’s conversation on this topic, as far as attitude and tone; however, some of its points needed further explanation and expansion, which they received in the 2006 follow-up document, linked below.)

USCCB - Ministry to Persons with a Homosexual Inclination

Archdiocese of St. Louis - Hope and Holiness: Pastoral Care for Those with Same-Sex Attraction

 

BOOKS

Pope John Paul II, The Theology of the Body - The Original, For Beginners, For Teens

Dr. Edward Sri - Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love

AJ Santiago - In Pursuit: Confessions of a Gay Catholic Teenager