Note: for current information on Seattle/Tacomas area groups see: Courage Chapter Listings: United States
Founded in 1980 by Cardinal Cooke, Courage is a spiritual support group for men and women striving to live chaste lives in accordance with the Catholic Church's Pastoral Teaching on Homosexuality.
What makes Courage different from other ministries is the radical change in one's way of thinking, willing and acting. Courage members accept completely the teachings of the Church and through the help of the Sacraments, prayer and meditation, one can achieve interior chastity. The Catholic Church is with those who want help dealing with this issue.
Beginning March 19, Courage will hold its first meeting at 7:30pm-9pm at Holy Family Parish, 9622-20th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98106. Fr. Phil Bloom is the group's chaplain- meetings to follow will be every other week with times and place to be announced. Please call (206) 766-8936 or 767-6220. To learn more about Courage, support for family members and other vital information, please visit the Courage Website. This website has e-mail connections to find out where and when the meetings take place.
Directions to Holy Family Parish
Mary Beth Bonacci: What is Love? (1998 Courage Conference for Youth Ministers)
March 22, 1999 Update: We had a great initial meeting on Friday evening. Our next meeting will be April 9th, 7:30 to 9 p.m., at the Ailbe House* (former convent) of Holy Family Parish.
Letter from a Seminarian