Are There Closets in Heaven?; A Catholic Father and Lesbian Daughter Share their Story

* Are There Closets in Heaven?; A Catholic Father and Lesbian Daughter Share their Story ✓ PDF Read by * Carol Curoe, Robert Curoe eBook or Kindle ePUB Online free. Are There Closets in Heaven?; A Catholic Father and Lesbian Daughter Share their Story This highly personal and often emotional exchange offers a gift of hope and inspiration to families who struggle with learning their child is not what they expected. Are There Closets in Heaven? Lets us experience the real lives behind debates taking place in today s media on same-sex marriage, constitutional amendments, gays and lesbians raising children, and religion.. Are There Closets in Heaven? is a revealing first-person dialogue between a lesbian daughter, who had always dutifully tried t

Are There Closets in Heaven?; A Catholic Father and Lesbian Daughter Share their Story

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Rating : 4.53 (796 Votes)
Asin : 0929636791
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 196 Pages
Publish Date : 2016-10-04
Language : English

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Daniel B. Clendenin said healing journey. When Robert Curoe was sixty-five, he came home for lunch one day to a most unwelcome surprise. His wife Joyce was in tears and handed him a letter from their daughter Carol: "Mom and Dad," she wrote, "I'm gay." Curoe was an Irish-Catholic farmer from Iowa. Catholic to the core, he didn't even know any non-Catholics, he se. John P. Freymann Jr. said True to Iowa, and the soul that I grew up with there. Carole & Bob,Thank you for writing this wonderful book! I know too well the fears, worries and sleepless nights this journey has brought you. I too traveled Carol's path.Kevin and I grew up together, and long before Carol realized where she would find her soulmate, lifemate, and lovemate your family especially Bob & Joyce. "Truth overcoming life's challenges" according to Donna Kurtz. Carol's unwavering honesty and openness in describing her sometimes conflicted relationships with her family, parents, and partner--Susan was extremely moving and thought provoking. Her commitment to direct dialogue and to share the truth must have been a tremendous inspiration to her parents, that ultimately led to her f

This highly personal and often emotional exchange offers a gift of hope and inspiration to families who struggle with learning their child is not what they expected. Are There Closets in Heaven? Lets us experience the real lives behind debates taking place in today s media on same-sex marriage, constitutional amendments, gays and lesbians raising children, and religion.. Are There Closets in Heaven? is a revealing first-person dialogue between a lesbian daughter, who had always dutifully tried to please her parents, and her Catholic father, an eighty-one-year-old farmer from Iowa. It s always difficult for a child to tell her parents she is gay, regardless of how liberal or conservative her family might be. Through their letters and reflections, we see how courage and love made it possible for Bob and Carol Curoe to navigate the twists and turns of such a dramatic shift in their lives. When the daughter is part of a devout Catholic family living in a small rural community, the parent-child relationship is exposed to even greater risk, often beyond repair

Because lesbian and gay persons are a part of every extended family, you ll want to circulate this book among all your relatives a sure way to bring about a truce, and ultimate peace, in our culture wars about homosexuality. --Jeannine Gramick, Sisters of Loretto, National Coalition of American Nuns, Executive Co-DirectorThe landscapes of family, religion, and society intersect in this charming and tender story about the influence of sexuality on the lives of a father and daughter. This book is an inspirational must-read for people who find themselves on the journey to understanding their gay loved one. Their willingness to share their journey will help to break down many barriers of prejudice and discrimination facing the homosexual community." --Bishop Thomas J. Huckaby, Executive Director PFLAG National (Parents, Fami

Robert Curoe lives in eastern Iowa, where he and his wife, Joyce, grew up and raised their six children. Robert farmed a grain and livestock operation and taught down-hill skiing until he retired at the young age of eighty-one. in civil engineering from Marquette University, a master s in international management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and

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