Can you “pray the gay away”? Are members of the LGBTQ community welcome in the Catholic Church? What does God want for someone who identifies as transgender? What should I do if my child or friend comes out?
We explore these important questions and more in the latest episode of the Joyful Catholic Leaders Show. Fr. Philip Bochanski lays out the Church’s official teaching on homosexuality and transgenderism — in terms the average Catholic can understand and articulate.
Bochanski has served as Executive Director of Courage International since 2017. Before that, he was chaplain for the Courage apostolate in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for five years, then was appointed to the position of associate director in January 2015. An award-winning author, he has written and edited several books, audio series, and articles on various aspects of Church history, catechesis and spirituality. In 2019, Pope Francis awarded Father Bochanski the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, given in recognition of “sustained and exceptional service” to the Church.
Produced by The Saint Paul Seminary, the Joyful Catholic Leaders Show shares stories and insights from those who lead with faith — from the seminary, to the parish, to the classroom, to the office, to the sports field and everywhere in between.