Rambling on Birthing a Gay Bishop

[WARNING: Very little humor here] “Silence is not a virtue when charity calls for speech.” (St. Poemen, c. 400) Besides a provocative title, let’s set some ground rules: 1) celibacy is celibacy; whether gay or straight is a moot point.  2) Celibacy is much more than not being married, to state otherwise neglects our theology […]

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Ramblings on Liturgy (II)

If you want to do good liturgy, listen to your mother. If your mother has passed into Jesus’ hands, run the tape of mom in your head during the Eucharist. Here’s what I mean, whenever I celebrate the Mass and start to get ahead of myself in words and/or gestures, mom speaks in my brain […]

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A Rambling on Helpless Priests

[author’s note: from my time of preparation and  deployment to Iraq.]   April 18, 2010 A lot of priests are helpless. That’s right and I’m glad it’s now out in the open; most priests have major trouble in doing the simple things of life without help. Let’s take for example the three priests who live […]

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