From the Catholic Transcript, in Hartford, Connecticut:
Men and women living with same sex attraction often feel neglected and despised — by their families, their heterosexual friends, even the Catholic Church.
Deacon Robert Pallotti, Director of the Office of the Permanent Diaconate of the Archdiocese of Hartford, wants to do something about that.
Archbishop Henry J. Mansell has given Deacon Pallotti’s office the go-ahead to start a chapter of Courage, an apostolate of the Catholic Church that ministers to persons with same-sex attraction (SSA)…
…Biweekly Courage meetings in a confidential location will be led by at least one of seven deacons who have undergone specific training to understand the emotional difficulties persons with SSA experience. “One of us will always be there, so they’ll always feel safe because they’ll get to know us,” Deacon Pallotti said.
There’s much more at the link.