Protected By Our Lady of Guadalupe

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May 23, 2016

I was out at the encampments today checking in with folks. Things down on Cesar Chavez looked pretty much the same as last week, but people reported SFPD came today and told them they are doing sweeps early tomorrow morning. The cops were threatening to arrest anyone who was still there in the morning, but they are threatened on a regular basis and never really know when sweeps will actually happen. There were no longer ‘notices to vacate’ posted. The thing that was out of the norm was that people reported Caltrain had engineers with them today scoping things out so they may be putting fences up.

 

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Seeking Refuge in Church Doorways

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If I was experiencing homelessness these days the place I would go to seek refuge from the elements and to get some sleep would be in the doorway of a church. The reason I would go to a Christian church to sleep is because of the parable in their teaching about the Rich Man and Lazarus. In case you don’t know it, I’ll provide an overview… Continue reading

Interview: LGBT Youth and Homelessness

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I was asked to write an article (Q&A) on LGBT youth homelessness for a Catholic website…  Interview: LGBT Youth and Homelessness

“Catholicism Faces a Heavy Future, Full of Light”

Don't read too much into this picture... I just find it amusing.

Don’t read too much into this picture… I just find it amusing.

I was asked to write an article as part of the Patheos Public Square on the “Future of Catholicism in America”… from my perspective as a Catholic anarchist.  Here is a link to the article…

Parish Outreach Proposal

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This is an outreach proposal I put together that was specific to the strengths of this particular parish community…  Continue reading

Homeless Bill of Rights Sleep-In- Reflection

The ‘Homeless Bill of Rights Sleep-In Action’ was a beautiful, powerful and inspiring experience… and yet at the same time heartrending. Bear with me (if you want)… I write to process my thoughts and I decided to share this one. Continue reading