Fr. Philip Bochanski, a native of suburban Philadelphia, received his MA in theology from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook, and was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in May 1999. Along with serving in several parish assignments and in special ministry as a high school theology teacher, a chaplain for cloistered nuns and a spiritual director for seminarians, Fr. Bochanski served for five years as chaplain for the Courage Apostolate in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Founded in New York in 1980, Courage provides pastoral care and spiritual support for Catholic men and women who experience same-sex attractions and who desire to live chastely in accord with the teaching of the Catholic Church on homosexuality. In September 2016, Fr. Bochanski was appointed executive director of Courage International, Inc., which now includes more than 100 chapters in dioceses throughout the United States and groups in 14 other countries on five continents.