Welcome, all you Little Catholic Bubblers, and everybody else! I’m glad Leila let me write for her. Today is the official unveiling day of this blog. I’m pretty excited. I assume that you all are coming over here in hordes, droves, possibly even scads.
I love what Leila does, because what I see on her blog is closer to actual conversation between Catholics and others than what one sees almost anywhere else on the interwebs. I’m hoping a lot of good conversations will happen on this blog, too.
Maybe I’m getting ahead of myself, but I expect a lot of hard conversation to happen, too. I’m well aware that the issue I’m writing about is both difficult and emotional. I know I will be offending a lot of people, even if not by intent. I hope you’ll bear with me anyway.
I’m also well aware of how much thinking and praying I have left to do, about this issue and pretty much every other issue that there is. I fully expect to contradict myself multiple times1, because that is what you do when you’re still thinking about something.
Anyway! My hope for this blog is that people will hear something different from the usual. I hope other Christians in my situation will find encouragement here. I hope non-Christians will be willing to hear me honestly, and I’ll try to hear them honestly too.
To my gay brothers and sisters especially, welcome. I know your experience has probably been different from mine. I am willing to bet your road has been very hard. I’m looking forward to talking with you.