What the Church Teaches about Homosexuality

Summer Workshop Public Lecture Dr. Philip Sutton, PhD

Dr. Philip Sutton, Ph.D. is the founder and first director of the Graduate Counseling Program at Franciscan University. He earned a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame (1973), an M.S. from the Clinical Psychology Program (1980) and a Ph.D. from the Marriage and Family Therapy Program (1983) at Purdue University. He is licensed as a Psychologist in Michigan and Ohio and as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker and School Psychologist in Indiana. Dr. Sutton currently serves as a therapist in private practice in South Bend, Indiana, at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, and at the Samaritan Counseling Center in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Dr. Sutton has been on the front line of implementing ’s vision of marriage and family through his many years of experience as a counselor in private practice. Also, he was the cofounder of and has been the leader of a Courage Apostolate group since 2000 and has spoken at several Courage conferences, he has been a contributor to and editor of several versions of the Catholic Medical Association’s brochure and monograph, both entitled, “Homosexuality and Hope,” and is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Human Sexuality, published by the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality. Enriched by this wealth of experience, Dr. Sutton will speak on the topic of the Church and the Problem of Homosexuality, an area of particular expertise for him on the academic as well as on the pastoral level.

This public lecture is free and open to the public, even and especially for those unable to attend the Pope John Paul II sponsored Summer Workshop which is running currently with this talk. Please join us to hear Dr. Sutton speak on Thursday, June 13, 2013, 7pm to 8:30pm, at the Ahern Room of the Crooker Center, on the University of St. Thomas campus, 3800 Montrose Blvd. Refreshments will be provided.  For more information, please contact us at jp2forum@gmail.com.

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