Is a support group for celibacy, like Courage, a model appropriate for all who wish to deepen their commitment, grow in virtue, and serve the Church?
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I want to think about the way being gay has allowed me to meet a whole group of people whom I otherwise would have missed or misjudged had my trajectory never been altered by my sexuality.
Why are people scandalized by the fact that LGBTQ+ people receive the grace of God?
God’s whole heart, mind, soul, and strength? That’s how God already loves me? With that kind of passion? No, not me. It couldn’t be.
It is scary looking into a dark well. How deep is it? What’s there? Is there a monster waiting to ambush your virgin body as it descends into the self? What will you find? Will it be worth it? I need a light to show me the way, the path I am supposed to follow.
A news story about a cake shop got me thinking this weekend about intersectionality, the Catholic Church, and Christian love.
Today, I find that hope, reassurance, and sustenance in the dogma of the Assumption. I truly believe that as a Church and as a people, we need the Assumption today more than ever.
When we go back into the closet in various ways, when the wind and the waves of prejudice or misunderstanding seem too strong, we begin to doubt the One who tells us not to be afraid.
To the thirsty, the invitation to come to the water is about coming to the source of all life. Life cannot be sustained without water, so to thirst, reminds us that we are designed to seek life, to nurture life, to cherish the source of all life. Yet this invitation begs the question:What do you thirst for?
“By peeling away the layers of shame and homophobia, I finally connected with the Spirit of God flowing through me which lifted me out of the darkness and despair.”
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