Courage, an apostolate of the Roman Catholic Church, ministers to those with same-sex attractions and their loved ones. It has been endorsed by the Pontifical Council for the Family and our beloved John Paul II said of this ministry, "COURAGE is doing the work of God!"



Encourage is a ministry within Courage dedicated to the spiritual needs of parents, siblings, children and other relatives and friends of persons who have same-sex attractions.

Standing by the true teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, Encourage members support one another and their loved ones through discussion, prayer and fellowship.