“Look at the face of the other….discover that he has a soul, a history, and a life, that he is a person, and that God loves this person.” –Benedict XVI

“The one who has hope lives differently. Giving people the hope to be able to live the difficult precepts of the Church is the essence of the Courage Apostolate how this hope compares so favorably to the opposite of despair or complacency.”

Here are three intimate and candid portraits of Catholics who try to navigate the waters of self-understanding, faith and homosexuality:

  • Dan, a gregarious artist who spent his life hiding a deep sense of isolation from those who loved him;
  • Rilene, a successful businesswoman who realized that twenty-five years with her partner did not provide the fulfillment she had hoped for;
  • and Paul, an international model who, after a life of self-indulgence, found grace in the last place he expected.