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Discerning Risks for Righteousness in the Here and Now

It’s easier to recognize these champions of truth and the errors of their opponents in hindsight. Discerning action in the present moment, without the help of hindsight, is more difficult Read More

Shady Solidarity: A God Who Lifts Up the Poor

The phrase that comes to mind for me when I read this story is “shady solidarity.” Read More

Escaping the Cruelty of the Flock: Rethinking the Parable of the Lost Sheep

LGBTQ+ people have so much to give our Church if only we would receive you as the precious people of God that you are. Read More

How Are LGBTQ+ Catholics to Understand Jesus’ Call to ‘Carry Your Cross’?

What is Jesus really saying to LGBTQ Catholics and allies when he speaks of carrying our cross? Read More

To Whom Is Jesus Really Saying “Depart from Me”?

Could Jesus mean his “Depart from me!” precisely for those who would try to exclude others? Read More

Are We Kindling a Fire or Burning a Bridge?

We need to share the flame with our neighbors, not to burn them but to kindle their own fire. Taper to taper, person to person Read More

“Gird Your Loins” in an Age of Polarization

When we meet Jesus, both at the end and in our daily encounters with Christ in the people and world around us, will we be found doing what we should be doing? Read More

A Solid Wooden Bowl, Beautifully Carved

The wooden bowl tells us the same message. To be rich in what matters to God is to share ourselves and our belongings. To take our abundance and offer it to others. Read More

Catholics Must Enter the ‘Narrow Gate’ of LGBTQ+ Inclusion, Writes Author

Reading the gospels and taking Jesus’ words seriously can be a task that disturbs and disquiets us as much as it provides comfort and strength. More often than not, the parables and sermons recorded in Scripture offer surprising and challenging demands for attempting to live a Christian life. Read More

“Welcome. Sit Next to Me.”

We are also called to a radical welcome. A welcome that does not ask someone to change or leave parts of themselves at the door before they can walk in, but one that simply says, “welcome, sit next me.” Read More