Fishermen and Whores

3 years ago with 31 comments in Uncategorized
“I think,” says Fr. John from behind the confessional screen, “that we tend to see our sexuality as a burden, instead of a gift.” He laughs to himself a little, maybe thinking You and me both, buddy; you know as well as I do that celibacy is no joke. “It feels like a burden because it’s so powerful,” he continues, “and so hard to control. But ...

Forty-Three Hours and Counting

3 years ago with 22 comments in Uncategorized
I smoked my first cigarette at age 10, in the raspberry bushes across the street with my friend W., who had stolen his father’s pack. We hid the rest under a bush for later, but that night in a fit of penitence I came back and snapped them all in half, then mixed them with sand for good measure. When we met up to smoke some more, I pretended to be as surprised as anybody. I didn’t ...

Linkfest

3 years ago with 2 comments in Uncategorized
The interview went great. I’m grateful to Chris over at Warrior Catholic, and to the people who called in. You can find an archive of the whole half hour here. Paul H. asks: Any chance you could post a list of the other christian gay online/print resources that you mentioned during the show? Sure! These were off the top of my head, and there are a few I forgot to mention. A few of them ...

Victim Souls?

3 years ago with 14 comments in Uncategorized
I’m reading Eve Tushnet’s bit in the October First Things — a response to Douglas Farrow’s “Thirteen Theses On Marriage.” (You can find the theses, and the whole set of responses, here.) Eve’s stuff is always worth reading. The theses themselves are pretty dry, albeit maybe only in the sense that Aquinas is dry: they succinctly distill a whole ...

Paupers

3 years ago with 9 comments in Uncategorized
“You know what’s funny?” says A., coming up to me while we practice Bok Pai Chuan and grinning painfully. “How you’re so much better at that form, even though I’ve been coming here for longer!” “Aw, but you don’t get to come here as often as I do!” I say, hoping my grin is less transparent than his. He really wants me to think he ...

Tumblng

3 years ago with 2 comments in Uncategorized
Sooooo, no, this isn’t a real post, just a heads up: I got a tumblr account! It’s here. I guess this is kind of like when Kate Beaton stopped posting her awesome, awesome comics so often but kinda made up for it with frequent sketches & other stuff. Not that I want to invite comparison with Kate Beaton, as any such comparison would necessarily end poorly for me. The main idea ...

Warrior Catholic

3 years ago with 6 comments in Uncategorized
How ’bout this: The Warrior Catholic wants to interview me. I’m excited. If you don’t know already, I have a deep, mellifluous, exceedingly masculine voice that has been compared to: Butter, Dark velvet, and Vin Diesel. Some of that is true. Anyway the interview will be on Sunday, September 16th, at 3pm EST. You can even — whoa — call in with questions. Details ...