Category Archives: courage

Reformat then Reboot

✙ JMJ The Readings for the 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (B2) Isaiah 35:4-7 James 2:1-5 Mark 7:31-37 Et adducunt ei surdum, et mutum.They brought to him one who was deaf and mute.OK. We need to look at some Greek. The … Continue reading

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Fellowship of St Mary of Egypt

I am a member of Courage, and while I find their ministry in my life a great blessing, I’m struggling with my presence there. I have trouble with the 12 Step Model when we’re not trying to address an addiction … Continue reading

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Not According To

I’ve been thinking about rule books today, viz sex and the church. There’s only two books: The Church’s Rules and Not the Church’s Rules, although the latter comes in several various, often unique editions. Many people outside the Church use … Continue reading

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Joyous Mysteries: Addiction

The Angel came to Mary. Most of us won’t ever get there. But our conscience calls out to us. That comes from Latin works meaning “with knowledge” and St Paul says we have the law of God written in our … Continue reading

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Dolorous Mysteries: Addiction

When Christ is praying in the garden he faces the darkness. He knows the reality of sin, the hardness of the world. The fear is real. He is at rock bottom. Everything he thought he had, all that he is, … Continue reading

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Book Meditation: Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay (Part 2)

This is part 2, thinking about Daniel C. Mattson’s Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay. For part 1, now see here. Parts 3, 4 and 5 of Mattson’s book move in a wide arc from theology to friendship, from love to … Continue reading

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Book Meditation: Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay (Part 1)

TL;DR – Good book. Although I’ve some style issues in Part 2 and 4, all the parts are all engaging and thought provoking. All parts, too, are educational both in a spiritual way (if you want to be a faithful … Continue reading

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Disorder as Liberation

One year in High School our Marching Band raised money by working at Six Flags in Atlanta. I’m unclear how it worked, but basically we performed various minimum wage jobs around the park for one of three half-day shifts and … Continue reading

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Relating in Courage

Today’s readings: 1 John 5:5-13 Mark 1:7-11 In the Douay, the RSV, or the NABRE with other Mass texts. Quoniam tres sunt, qui testimonium dant in cælo: Pater, Verbum, et Spiritus Sanctus: et hi tres unum sunt.Thus we have a … Continue reading

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