U.S. World Meeting of Popular Movements

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I spent the past few days at the US World Meeting of Popular Movements. This was…

“An initiative of Pope Francis, the World Meeting of Popular Movements’ (WMPM) purpose is to create an “encounter” between Church leadership and grassroots organizations working to address the “economy of exclusion and inequality” (Joy of the Gospel, nos. 53-54) by working for structural changes that promote social, economic and racial justice.” Continue reading

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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

“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

Dialogue on the Article- “Pastoral Care of the Queer Person: Questions for the Synod”

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I wrote the article “Pastoral Care of the Queer Person: Questions for the Synod” and received the comment “This whole thing is painfully vague.”  I was a bit tired of the negative comments I was receiving from those who obviously hadn’t read what I wrote and so I responded in somewhat of a snarky manner, but it turned into a good discussion about the subject.  I felt like it’s worth posting because it’s relevant to the overall discussion…

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