Living the Truth in Love

October 2, 2015
Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas
(“The Angelicum”) in Rome, Italy.

The conference will feature Cardinal Robert Sarah, Cardinal George Pell, Monsignor Livio Melina as well as experts such as Dr. Paul McHugh of Johns Hopkins; Dr. Timothy Lock, a clinical psychologist; and Dr. Jennifer Morse of the Ruth Institute. The program includes a panel discussion and personal testimonies of those with homosexual tendencies, followed by time for questions and answers.

The conference approaches homosexuality not as a cultural or political issue of the day (without forgetting that it is so), but rather as a personal reality in the life of the men and the women who experience it. The speakers will approach the complex reality of homosexual tendencies through the lenses of the empirical and social sciences, the personal experience of homosexuality, the testimony of Sacred Scripture, as well as Sacred Tradition - the bi-millenial wisdom of the Catholic Church.

Designed for bishops, priests, religious, seminarians, lay faithful in ecclesial ministry, and for all those who want to welcome and accompany those who have same sex attractions. 

Conference Features:

  • Testimonies of those who experience homosexual tendencies and how chaste friendships, the grace of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Catholic Church have helped them on their journey towards lifelong chastity and lasting joy and peace
  • Experts on Christian anthropology, empirical and social sciences, Scripture, and pastoral ministry
  • Reflection on how those who have the care of souls can best love those who experience homosexual tendencies
  • Practical recommendations and tools for communicating the Church’s teaching on homosexuality as an integral part of the New Evangelization
  • Opportunity for Q&A with each of the conference speakers

A special screening of Desiring of the Everlasting Hills will be held in conjunction with the conference at 6PM in Room AULA 2. No additional registration is required to attend the screening.

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