Books

Building a Bridge (Book Recommendation) …

http://youtu.be/j_LgIcqe6rY Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity The New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and Jesus: A Pilgrimage turns his attention to the relationship between LGBT Catholics and the Church in this loving, inclusive, and revolutionary book. On the day… Continue reading Building a Bridge (Book Recommendation) …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 44: Like The Pharisee …

Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The experts in the law and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat. Therefore pay attention to what they tell you and do it. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they teach. They tie up heavy loads, hard to… Continue reading Desert Day 44: Like The Pharisee …

Media

What Does The Bible Say About Welcoming Refugees And Migrants …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BawKt1tAcI What does the Bible say about helping refugees, migrants and foreigners? In this video, James Martin, S.J., explains the Biblical basis for welcoming the stranger. http://youtu.be/by0O2S2sCj8 San Diego Bishop Challenges Organizers to Disrupt, Rebuild (National Catholic Reporter)  Pope Francis: Protecting the world's migrants and refugees is a moral imperative (America Magazine)  Trump's Action Banning… Continue reading What Does The Bible Say About Welcoming Refugees And Migrants …

Media

LGBT Catholics: Owning Our Faith …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2vDJRj7AuQ Join the Conversation We want our stories to be a part of the discussion because LGBT people have unique gifts to contribute to the life of the Church. We hope the Church recognizes that God is working through our life stories. We want to inspire change that will strengthen families, encourage acceptance of LGBT… Continue reading LGBT Catholics: Owning Our Faith …

Quotes, Seasons

The Light Came, But Not Without a Fight …

... It feels impolite to speak of the dynamite of the Incarnation; it seems so alien to the holiday mood, such the vibe to block from the room. But merriment about glad tidings should not divorce our memory from the trauma surrounding Christ’s birth. Tempted to reduce Christmas to sugary exhortations about love and goodwill,… Continue reading The Light Came, But Not Without a Fight …

Interreligious, Quotes

Transformed by Hope …

Every major spiritual revelation known to humankind, in fact, is based on the bedrock of hope. Hinduism sees life as the gathering of graces that leads, eventually, to the eternal dissolution of each of us into the energy that is God. Buddhism teaches the path to Enlightenment, to the end of suffering. Judaism lives in… Continue reading Transformed by Hope …