Annual Courage Conference Focuses on St. Joseph as Model of Chastity| National Catholic Register

ATCHISON, Kansas — The annual conference of the Catholic apostolate Courage International concluded last week, focusing on the example of St. Joseph. “We all need Jesus,” said Dr. Greg Bottaro, director of the CatholicPsych Institute, in his keynote speech on July 15, “and we all need Jesus’ mom and dad.” Courage International, Inc. is a Catholic apostolate for those experiencing same-sex attraction who are trying to live chastely. The five goals of the apostolate are chastity, prayer and dedication, fellowship, support, and good example. It has more than 150 chapters in 18 countries, and received canonical status in the Catholic Church in 2016  The 34th annual conference of Courage International was held at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, from July 15-18. Various talks focused on St. Joseph’s example as “model of courageous love,” during the Year of St. Joseph proclaimed by Pope Francis. Father Philip Bochanski, executive director of Courage International focused his closing address on St. Joseph in line with the 2021 conference’s theme.

Annual Courage Conference Focuses on St. Joseph as Model of Chastity| National Catholic Register

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