The Business of Being Human (UD Talk, Part 3)

The Business of Being Human (UD Talk, Part 3)

2 years ago with 1 comment in Uncategorized
This is the third and final part of a talk given at the University of Dallas on October 19th, 2015. Photographs gratefully used with permission from Elizabeth Kerin. ★ I want to touch on one final thing, the thing I started with, and that’s my use of the word gay. I want to tell you that I’m not actually totally comfortable with this word, either. For a long time I resisted using ...
The Business of Being Human (UD Talk, Part 2)

The Business of Being Human (UD Talk, Part 2)

2 years ago with 3 comments in Uncategorized
This is the second of three parts of a talk given at the University of Dallas on October 19th, 2015. Photographs gratefully used with permission from Elizabeth Kerin. ★ Remember the definition was “predominantly and persistently attracted to members of my own sex”. So what about that “predominantly”? That’s simple enough. I do actually experience some attraction ...
The Business of Being Human (UD Talk, Part I)

The Business of Being Human (UD Talk, Part I)

2 years ago with no comments in Uncategorized
This is the first of three parts of a talk given at the University of Dallas on October 19th, 2015. Photographs gratefully used with permission from Elizabeth Kerin. ★ I want to start by giving you some background. It’s easy to forget to do this, because it’s easy to forget that I’ve been thinking about this question since I was fourteen, which is eighteen years ago, and ...
Thank You, Dallas!

Thank You, Dallas!

2 years ago with 3 comments in Uncategorized
Dallas was lovely. I landed around noon and was immediately scooped up and treated to lunch by a priest friend, one of several online-only acquaintances that I got the chance to bump up to the in-the-flesh level of friendship that day. As we drove around, his phone beeped, signaling the Angelus. It was pleasantly surreal to launch into a centuries-old, call-and-response, ...

Talk @ University Of Dallas: Gay and Catholic

2 years ago with 2 comments in Uncategorized
I’ll be at the University of Dallas tomorrow, giving a talk on (what else) being gay & Catholic. The event isn’t open to the public, unfortunately, but I’ll do my best to post something here about it, whether a transcript or something else. Can’t wait to see my Texas folks again! Not to mention a brief respite from the weather, which is getting progressively ...

Steve Gershom 3.0

2 years ago with 9 comments in Uncategorized
New theme for the blog means, among other things: Improved readability, especially on mobile devices “live search” function — try typing in the search bar on the home page to see what I mean Probably a bunch of bugs that I don’t know about yet I hope you like it! Feel free to leave feedback in the comments.

Podcast: Ramblings Of a Crazy Face

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That’s the name of Leticia Adams’  radio show. Leti was kind enough to have me on the show last night. In case you missed it, you can hear and download the podcast here. A few things we covered: Thoughts on the recent and much-comboxified conference, Welcoming and Accompanying Our Brothers and Sisters with Same-Sex Attraction Why it’s a good thing that we’re all ...

Interview: Leticia Ochoa Adams

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[EDIT: We got the time wrong! I’ve modified it below from 10pm, which was wrong, to 11pm, which is right.] Tomorrow (Wednesday 9/2/15) I’ll be on the air with Leticia Ochoa Adams. The show is “Ramblings of a Crazy Face”, the time is 11pm EST, the address is www.breadboxmedia.com. If you have to miss it, the podcast will be up at Breadbox too. See you there! Except I ...

Interview: Homosexuality, Suffering, and Coming Out

2 years ago with 6 comments in Uncategorized
John Paul Shimek of Catholic World Report interviewed me after the recent Courage conference. An excerpt: CWR: Some people seem to want the issue of homosexuality to go away. A good gay Catholic is a closeted gay Catholic, according to them. How can we welcome and accompany those people? What have you learned about how to deal with those people? Prever: With questions like this, I always try ...

To Whom Shall We Go?

2 years ago with 14 comments in Uncategorized
From today’s Gospel: From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him. “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve. Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.” – John 6:66-68 “To whom shall ...