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Summit reflection video for Divine Mercy Sunday with Mark Hart.
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Jesus knows what it is like in the desert, but He also knows what it is like to emerge from the desert having remained faithful to God. This Lent, we look to Jesus as our model and pray that we can follow His example, prevailing against the temptations of the devil and growing deeper in our relationship with God.
Ascend provides insightful and fun background information, prayer challenges, and weekly explanations of the Sunday readings to help Catholics dive deeply into the Word of God through the Mass readings from the 1st Sunday in Advent to The Solemnity of Christ the King for Cycle C.
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by Hudson Byblow
Today, despite same-sex attractions and transgender inclinations being a part of my story, self-identifying as gay, transgender, or even straight is something I choose not to do.
Retrospectively, I see how my understanding of what it meant to be a boy or a girl was anchored merely on my perception of masculinity and femininity. However, this was a moving target, completely at the whim of my imagination!
by Avera Maria Santo
In order for society to be able to define us, it had to create us. Newsflash: society did not create us.
I’m a Catholic male and same-sex attractions are a part of my story. However, it has recently been written onto my heart that I might be called to marriage—with a woman.
by AJ Santiago
My advice to all you who are friends of guys or girls who have same-sex attraction is to simply love them. They need good same-gender friendship more than anything.
But as time has passed, I’ve found that I’m starting to look at guys less as eye-candy and more as a soul; a tabernacle for The Lord.
The grip of sin no longer had its heavy guilt weighing down on me anymore. My heart felt so free. That Confession was also the first time I came to admit out loud to anybody that I was attracted to guys.
by Daniel Glaze
The “Catholic Church hates gay people” is a misconception floating around society I’m sure many Catholics have heard many times. I don’t know about you, but I always wonder why people believe this misconception. My guess? Many Catholic individuals don’t know how to properly express love. When the Church’s individuals fail to express love, the Church loses its identity.
by Fr. Dan Beeman
This was a talk given at the Life Teen Leadership Conference for Catholic teens to help them understand the depth and the beauty of the Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality.
by Rachel Leininger
The Church is clear on her definition of marriage: it's a lifelong, exclusive union between one man and one woman that must be open to the creation of new life. That's not the same definition our culture is embracing, although that's nothing new. It's not even a definition that all American Catholics embrace . . . although that's nothing new, either.
And, as of June 26th, it's not a definition supported by the Supreme Court of the United States.