Guest Speaker – Daniel Mattson

Wednesday    |    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM (30/01/2019) , Duration: 02:00 Place: Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Wednesday, January 30, 7-9pm

Daniel Mattson once believed he was gay. Raised in a Christian family, and aware of attractions to other boys at age six, Mattson's life was marked by constant turmoil between his faith in God and his sexual attractions. Finding the conflict between his sexual desires and the teachings of his church too great, he assumed he was gay, turned his back on God, and began a relationship with another man. Yet freedom and happiness remained elusive until he discovered Christ and his true identity.

Here are three intimate and candid portraits of Catholics who try to navigate the waters of self-understanding, faith, and homosexuality:

- Dan, a gregarious artist who spent his life hiding a deep sense of isolation from those who loved him;

- Rilene, a successful businesswoman who realized that twenty-five years with her partner did not provide the fulfillment she had hoped for;

- Paul, an international model who, after a life of self-indulgence, found grace in the last place he expected.

Documentary, Desire of the Everlasting Hills: