Ministries for those with same-sex attraction and their families offered

Courage, a ministry that provides spiritual support for Catholic men and women with same-sex attraction, has a local chapter offering confidential spiritual support-group meetings. The ministry is for those who desire to lead chaste lives consistent with the teaching of the Catholic Church.

A companion ministry also meets locally. EnCourage, a ministry within the Courage apostolate, is dedicated to serving the spiritual needs of parents, siblings, children, other relatives, and friends of persons who are experiencing same-sex attractions. EnCourage members support one another and their loved ones through discussion, prayer, and fellowship in a confidential group setting.

For more information, contact the Courage/EnCourage co-chaplains, Father Jonathan Erdman and Deacon Stephen Bowling, at or visit Courage’s official website at

The Courage and EnCourage local chapters are official ministries of the Archdiocese of Louisville Family Ministries Office.

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