An Easy Yoke

The only person I’ve ever seen wearing a wooden shoulder yoke was an actor at an historical park like Colonial Williamsburg, King’s Landing, or Old Sturbridge Village.  They look crude and cruel to us.  Read More

On Community, Discomfort, and Pride

If I had a quarter for every time someone questioned why I do not leave the Catholic Church, I would have a boatload of money. Being openly transgender and Catholic, folks from nearly every background have quizzed me about why I remain. Read More

Harriet Tubman, Pride, and Black Lives Matter: How Far We’ve Come, How Far We Have to Go

Fr. Bryan Massingale observes that Pride is a time of celebration, rejoicing, and reflection on hard-won victories. But in so many ways we are still a people in the wilderness, still on an uncertain and perilous journey. Read More

Queer, Catholic, and White: My Own Trinitarian Identity

"Today is Trinity Sunday and the first Sunday of Pride month. What an opportune day then to reflect on my own Trinitarian identity as one person who is at once queer, Catholic, and white." Read More

Words, Words, Words

"Stop disputing about words. This serves no useful purpose since it harms those who listen."  Read More

Bishop: Pentecost Reminds the Church That All Are Welcome

The church at its origins is a community both intimate and universal; diversity is evident from the outset. Read More

Whither Our Easter Joy?

This week, as with the many weeks of our lives, the Gospel invites us to identify with the disciples as they learn from Jesus. But this week things are very different. Jesus is saying goodbye.  Read More

Ascension Thursday: Ready, Set, Go!

The space between Ascension abandonment and Pentecost confidence is uncomfortable. Read More

Out and About Among Samaritans

“Don’t let me ever hear those hateful words. We Catholics are above that.” Today’s liturgical readings give us a path to move beyond the politics of “us and them.” Read More

In Times of Uncertainty, We Turn to Jesus: The Way, The Truth, The Life

On this Fifth Sunday of Easter, Michael Sennett reflects on how do we answer Jesus’ call to move forward in the storm of COVID-19 and a church that fails to include LGBTQ people if we do not know the way? Read More