The New Homophiles, I Guess

6 years ago with 9 comments
Gabriel Blanchard of Mudblood Catholic has a splendid piece at Crisis that clarifies a few things about what we “Side B”1 gay Christians believe, and why we are not Trying To Ruin Everything. The piece is in response to a pair of pieces by Austin Ruse, who is very proud of himself for coming up with a term, albeit a sort of squicky one, to describe our odd little group. ...

Seven Quick Takes, Vol. 7: Procrastination Edition

6 years ago with 35 comments
1 – Excuse #1 I didn’t write anything last week because I spent most of the day at [a high school] in Rhode Island, a Catholic all-boys’ school where I was invited as a guest speaker to four theology classes, all composed of juniors and seniors. It was great fun to put my teaching hat back on — teaching, I maintain, is a branch of performance art — and I was ...

Religion

7 years ago with 15 comments
During my first year of college, I kept a picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe in my dorm room window, facing outwards, so that when I walked across campus I’d see her watching over me from the third floor. That image had always hung in a corner of the kitchen in my parent’s house. For me, it was a little piece of safety. So I was taken aback when my friend P. asked me to take it ...