Pastoral letter to young people with same-sex attraction

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Study guide now available

ministry-ssa_en(CCCB – Ottawa)… A study guide is now available for the letter on pastoral ministry to young people with same-sex attraction, released on June 23, 2011 by the Commission for Doctrine of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB). The printed version of the pastoral letter with the study guide can now be ordered from the CCCB Publications Service at

Prepared by the Salt and Light Catholic Television Network, the study guide is a helpful tool to understand the Church’s position better on the issue of same-sex attraction. The guide defines important and commonly used terms, highlights key elements of the Pastoral Letter, and provides thought-provoking questions which can be used individually or in a group. This resource will be useful for Catholic teachers, pastoral workers, and young people themselves.

In its letter, the Commission offers various pastoral guidelines, in addition to expressing its “profound gratitude to all those who wisely and lovingly guide young people with a same-sex attraction: priests and pastoral associates, parents and educators.”

Last Updated on Tuesday, September 20 2011  
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