Dear Seeking but Confused —
It is beyond our competence to
advise on a personal level. On the
level of doctrine, be sure he is
aware of Catholic teaching in the
Catechism and of the existence of
a group called Courage.
Second, I would make sure he knows
the truth about the lifestyle and
- short life span
- health problems
- domestic violence
- inclination toward the young
If he is truly homosexual, he may
see only the romantic search for
(self, really) love, and not the
I would also read and share the
works of Gerard van den Aardveg,
a Dutch psychiatrist who has a deep
understanding for homosexuals, and
ways to help them.
Personally, if he were my child,
I would ask him if he had ever been
molested, or if anyone had helped
him discover that he is homosexual.
Bear in mind that it is now politically
correct and fashionable to be
gay . . . it does gain attention,
even from girls.
As a side note, in the past, Mike has also recommended checking
out Doctor Joseph Nicolosi RIP. He founded NARTH — National
Association for Research and Therapy
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