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Courage/Support for Same Sex Attraction

Courage International is a prayer and support ministry of the Catholic Church for men and women struggling with same sex attraction who desire to live a chaste life according to the teachings of the church.

Diocesan contact : Deacon Vincent DeFedele. Leave a confidential voice message, 201-220-3968 or e-mail to 

Diocesan Chaplain: Rev. Msgr. Timothy J. Shugrue St Michael's Church Cranford NJ 908-276-0360

For information about Courage International visit


Courage FAQ

Courage Tri-fold

Pastoral Ministry 

Contact Us

Respect Life Office
171 Clifton Ave.
Newark, NJ 07104
Cheryl A. Riley
The Mercy House