Growing up, I didn’t feel like I belonged in the Catholic Church. Since I experienced physical attractions towards other men, I felt far too broken and “dirty” to ever find myself sitting in the pews at Sunday Mass. I despised God. I despised His Church and its “restrictive” teachings on homosexuality. And yet, even amidst the deep distance that I drilled between the Lord and I, Jesus patiently waited for me to return home to Him.Read more
Author: Emmanuel Gonzalez
Emmanuel Gonzalez, though most known simply as Manny, is a high-spirited young man reigning from the city oasis of Dallas, Texas. Emmanuel is currently a Junior at Franciscan University of Steubenville, studying hard to achieve his degree in Social Work. Emmanuel hopes to one day be able to travel the world spreading the good news of the Church and Her beautiful teachings on homosexuality and abstinence. His courageous testimony has already inspired many, having been featured with Catholic organizations such as Courage International and Theology Of the Body Evangelization Team. Emmanuel has also spoken for various events and engagements, like those of the St. Thomas Aquinas Society and Franciscan University.