My Gratitude to Catholicism

Cobblestones and Rainbow Scarf

I wasn’t just raised Catholic. I metabolized Catholic. I am a cellular Catholic. It was installed in me like software, which I now see as corrupt. The official church, the institutional church, has policies that are killing people. Its position on gays leads directly to some of the violence and suicides in our communities. I seriously pondered killing myself as a gay teen. Its position on birth control is causing mayhem around the world. Its position on Continue reading

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Easter Hymn for Earth

A field of Easter Tulips

Hallelujah! They have risen! Snowdrop, crocus, bearded iris. Exult and throw your happy arms upward! The trillium are carpeting the forest floor. The tulips, triumphant and glorious in rainbow rows, rise up singing “our cups overflow.” The creatures dress in their feast-day finest, the loons and penguins in black tie and tux. Hallelujah ushers forth from lips and beaks as quacks, warbles, howls and hoots fill the forests and fields with hymns of joy. Let the Earth Continue reading

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Jon Stewart’s interview with Jesus

Jon Stewart

I woke up last night to the sound of laughing and realized I’d fallen asleep with the TV on. It was 3 AM and I knew it was Jon Stewart but I had to fumble around for my glasses to see who his guest was. Unbelievable! It was Jesus, in his robe and all. His nose was bigger than I thought, his skin a lot darker, but his eyes were more piercing than I’d ever imagined. It Continue reading

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