I propose that the Solemnity of Christ the King be made the official sacred holiday of the Catholic LGBTQ community. Before I am tied to the stake and a fire lit beneath my feet, please allow me a minute to explain.
About Michaelangelo Allocca
Michaelangelo Allocca (he/him/his) is a member of St. Francis Xavier parish, Manhattan, New York, and a religion teacher at St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, New Jersey. He holds degrees in religion from Columbia University and the University of Chicago, and he has wide experience teaching religious studies, humanities, and Latin at the high school and university levels, and also as a catechist and retreat leader.
Entries by Michaelangelo Allocca
I am frankly uncomfortable with some of the ways that the Church chooses to honor Mary. Maybe more disturbing, the Church seems to proceed from the same type of theological thinking that leads to homophobia and transphobia.
I have always been drawn to the saying attributed to the 2nd-century North African theologian Tertullian, ‘Credo quia absurdum est’ — “I believe because it is absurd.”
Today’s reflection is by Michaelangelo Allocca, whose brief bio can be found by clicking here….
“My dad’s not hard of hearing — he’s hard of listening.”
Their patient waiting to be welcomed fully into the church mirrors in dramatic fashion the similar longing of so many Catholics.
The current situation has taught me that true faith and hope are the assurance that God’s loving hand is ultimately going to bring us where we should go . . .
And why were women the first to witness the resurrected Christ?
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