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Courage Chicago 2011

Video – Conferences #152: Courage – Fr. Check – Triumph

Monday, October 31st, 2011
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Conferences #152 – Fr. Paul Check at the National Courage Conference ( 40min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Fr. Paul Check, the Executive Director of Courage, gives the final talk at the annual National Courage Conference held this year in August at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL near Chicago. He titles his talk “The Triumph of ‘Failure’” and explains how many of our triumphs come from our ‘failures’. During the course of our lives we have many failures in regard to living up to the Christian ideal but Christ is able to raise us up and bring triumph from these very failures. He relates this to the seeming failure of Jesus’  ignominious death, which resulted in the greatest of all triumphs. Listen to this message of hope and encouragement.

 

Ave Maria!

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Video – Conferences #151: Angelo Courage Witness

Sunday, October 16th, 2011
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Conferences #151 – ( 52min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Audio only – Angelo gives his witnesses to his difficulties with same sex attraction. Listen to this moving testimony of how he is now winning that battle through the help of Courage. Recorded at the the annual National Courage Conference in the Chicago area.

Ave Maria!

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Video – Conferences #150: Tina Courage Witness

Saturday, October 15th, 2011
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Conferences #150 – ( 33min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Audio only – Tina gives her personal witnesses to her struggles with same sex attraction and how the Courage apostolate and particularly working with Fr. John Harvey helped her tremendously. Recorded at the the annual National Courage Conference in the Chicago area.

Ave Maria!

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Video – Conferences #149: Dr. Fitzgibbons – Self Mastery

Thursday, October 13th, 2011
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Conferences #149 – Dr. Rick Fitzgibbons at Mundelein ( 45min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Adult themes discussed.

Dr. Rick Fitzgibbons gives a talk titled “Self Mastery to Self Giving: Anger and Sadness” at the annual National Courage Conference held this year in August at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL near Chicago. He uses his experience as a professor at the John Paul II Institute, and his work with thousands of couples to explain the teaching of John Paul II that the secret to self-giving is to master one’s self and how this helps with confidence to develop healthy, moral relationships.

He also goes into some history of how homosexuality was given de facto acceptance by many factions in the Church and the crisis to which this has led.  He mentions errors in the report of the pedophilia crisis in the Church by the John Jay Criminal College, how some of the myths listed in the Virtus Program about the Crisis are in fact realities. He recommends Homesexuality and hope PDF as a resource for those dealing with same sex attraction.

Ave Maria!

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Video – Conferences #148: Courage 2011 – Dr. Sean Stevens – Catholic Prayer

Friday, September 30th, 2011
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Conferences #148 – Dr. Sean Stevens at the 2011 Courage Conference ( 64min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Dr. Sean Stevens gives a talk at the 2011 Courage Conference in Chicago titled “Catholic Prayer and Piety for Healing Gender Identity”. He covers the role of prayer in healing same sex attraction and how it relates to reason and therapy.

Ave Maria!

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Video – Conferences #147: Bp. Olmsted – Faith and Fidelity Today

Saturday, August 13th, 2011
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Conferences #147 – Bp. Olmsted on the elements of faith needed for courage today ( 57min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Bishop Timothy L. Olmsted of Phoenix, AZ gives a talk called “Blessed are Those Who Believe: Faith and Fidelity Today” at the Courage Annual Conference.  He covers the virtues in general and then focuses on Faith in particular and how to stay strong in this virtue when today’s world is so discouraging. He does this by examining the life of Blessed John Paul II whom he personally knew. Of the many virtues that the Blessed Pope had, Faith is what stands out the most and this is based on his devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary who as St. Elizabeth proclaimed “Blessed is she who believed”. He grew in faith despite having experienced many personal and national tragedies in Poland in World War II and the communist aftermath. This Faith involves three elements 1. Trust in God completely, 2. Ascent, a free ascent to the whole truth, 3. Obedience, to what God asks us to do.

Ave Maria!

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Video – Conferences #146: Card. Burke, Courage, Questions and Answers

Monday, August 8th, 2011
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Conferences #146 – Questions and Answers with Card. Burke after his talk on Fr. Harvey and Courage ( 19min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke gives answers to questions fielded by the audience after the his opening keynote address titled “The Memory of Fr. John Harvey, OSFS and the Future of Courage and Encourage”, at the Annual National Courage Conference which ministers to people suffering from same sex attraction.

Ave Maria!

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Video – Conferences #145: Cardinal Burke – Fr. Harvey and Courage

Sunday, August 7th, 2011
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Conferences #145 – “The Memory of Fr. John Harvey, OSFS and the Future of Courage and Encourage” ( 65min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke gives the opening keynote address titled “The Memory of Fr. John Harvey, OSFS and the Future of Courage and Encourage”, at the Annual National Courage Conference which ministers to people suffering from same sex attraction. After an introduction by Fr. Paul Check, Executive Director of Courage, Cardinal Burke gives a tribute to the late Father John Harvey the co-founder of Courage and EnCourage who was his personal friend.  He focuses on the many pastoral innovations that Fr. Harvey developed from his deep respect of the personhood of people with homosexual attraction leading them to accept and embrace the virtues advocated by the Church. He covers his deep devotion to his own parents and family and then his religious family the religious order of the Oblates of St Francis de Sales and the influence that these had on his great pastoral heart, what Courage has done and what it will accomplish in the future, especially the participation in the sacraments.

Ave Maria!

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