The Grace of God is Scandalous to the Catholic Church

Why are people scandalized by the fact that LGBTQ+ people receive the grace of God? Read More

Harm, Needs, and Responsibility: Why Restorative Justice is Good News for LGBTQ Catholics

Today’s liturgical readings prompted me to think about restorative justice, and the implications it could have for LGBTQ people and the Catholic Church. Read More

Do We REALLY Believe That God Loves Us?

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. Read More

The Two Sides of Being Prophetic

Living a life as your authentic self is not going to please everyone. In fact, just by being yourself, you may actually unintentionally end up challenging or even threatening some people, structures, and institutions. Read More

When Darkness Engulfs and Suffocates the Light of Life

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.  Read More

It’s 2020, and We Need the Assumption More Than Ever

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. Read More

Learning to Walk on Water

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. Read More

Come to the Water, Receive Without Cost, Break Bread

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?    Read More

When Life Feels Like You’re Spinning Around and Around

"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." Read More

A Plant Filled With Color, Not a Field Filled With Weeds

How can we help make our Church look more like Christ’s vision of that nourishing plant filled with birds, or of a field that isn’t so choked with weeds? Read More