Courage International, also known as Courage Apostolate and Courage for short, is an approved apostolate of the Catholic Church that counsels “men and women with same-sex attractions in living chaste lives in fellowship, truth and love”. Based on a treatment model for drug and alcohol addictions used in programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Courage runs a 12-step program aimed at helping gay people remain abstinent from sex.The organization runs support groups led by a priest to encourage its members to abstain from acting on their sexual desires and to live according to the teachings of the Catholic Church on homosexuality. Courage also has a ministry geared towards the relatives and friends of gay people called Encourage.The apostolate was endorsed by the Pontifical Council for the Family in 1994 through the statement of Alfonso Cardinal López Trujillo.Courage has received criticism from other LGBT advocacy groups, including dissident Catholic groups such as the New Ways Ministry, which say that Courage’s methods are “problematic and very dangerous to people’s spiritual health”. In 2015, the Southern Poverty Law Center listed Courage International as one of the ten most prominent “ex-gay” anti-LGBT organizations.
Something which supports. Often used attributively, as a complement or supplement to.
“Don’t move that beam! It’s a support for the whole platform.”
Financial or other help.
“The government provides support to the arts in several ways.”
Answers to questions and resolution of problems regarding something sold.
“Sure they sell the product, but do they provide support?”
in relation to a function, the set of points where the function is not zero, or the closure of that set.
A set whose elements are at least partially included in a given fuzzy set (i.e., whose grade of membership in that fuzzy set is strictly greater than zero).
“If the membership function of a fuzzy set is continuous, then that fuzzy set’s support is an open set.”
“The new research provides further support for our theory.”
Compatibility and functionality for a given product or feature.
“This game has no mouse support.”
Horizontal, vertical oder rotational support of structures: movable, hinged, fixed ..
To keep from falling.
“Don’t move that beam! It supports the whole platform.”
To answer questions and resolve problems regarding something sold.
“Sure they sell the product, but do they support it?”
To back a cause, party, etc., mentally or with concrete aid.
“I support France in the World Cup”
To help, particularly financially.
“The government supports the arts in several ways.”
To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain.
“The testimony is not sufficient to support the charges.”
“The evidence will not support the statements or allegations.”
To serve, as in a customer-oriented mindset; to give support to.
“The IT Department supports the research organization, but not the sales force.”
“I don’t make decisions: I just support those who do.”
To be designed (said of machinery, electronics, or computers, or their parts, accessories, peripherals, or programming) to function compatibly with or provide the capacity for.
“Early personal computers did not support voice-recognition hardware or software.”
To be accountable for, or involved with, but not responsible for.
“I support the administrative activities of the executive branch of the organization”
To endure without being overcome; bear; undergo; to tolerate.
To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain.
“to support the character of King Lear”
To mentally support; to motivate, give courage, hope or spirit.
“I encouraged him during his race.”
To spur on, strongly recommend.
“We encourage the use of bicycles in the town centre.”
To foster, give help or patronage
“”The royal family has always encouraged the arts in word and deed”