We seek to foster God's gift of sexuality embodied in the human person through prayer, education, and pastoral care, so that all may freely respond to the universal call to holiness.
“So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” -Gen 1:27
Human sexuality encompasses the way we experience the world as male or female. Being made in the image and likeness of God, we are grounded in divine will and comprised of a body and a soul. In its fullness, human sexuality communicates both God’s love and plan for the human person. We are made deliberately by God and are intended to express and receive love in all our relationships with family, friends, spouses, and all those we encounter.
Chastity means the successful integration of sexuality within the person and thus the inner unity of man in his bodily and spiritual being.
A holistic approach to fertility and family planning. Fertility awareness education helps in understanding and appreciating the natural fertility cycle of a woman's body.
In response to societal trends and at the request of church and school leadership, the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland has taken existing guidance and practice in matters of sex and sexuality and developed them into a formal policy.
Accompaniment for our brothers and sisters in Christ with LGBTQ+ experiences and their families in their quest for wholeness and holiness.
Pornography obscures the proper meaning of the body of a person. Creating a clean, pure heart allows us to see the full beauty and depth of a person.
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