Nice mention in The Irish Catholic!

...Even aside from the sad fact that Catholics have often used the Church’s teaching as an excuse for cruelty and prejudice, there are many problems. Why is it that we only ever hear homilies about two lifelong vocations, marriage and the priesthood? Why are gay men and women so often spoken about as political opponents rather than people? Why do some orthodox Catholics still scoff at the idea of homophobia and acts like anti-gay bullying is nothing to worry about?When reading the ‘New Hom … [Read more...]

Thanatostalgia

I don't actually know who Russell Brand is, except that he's British and popular for some reason and he said this thing, which really resonated with me: A new documentary about comedian Russell Brand lays bare the lifelong grip addiction can hold on an individual—even one with long-term recovery. In Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery, BBC3 follows the 37-year-old as he goes back to visit the Focus 12 Centre in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, where he got clean in 2002. The program shows di … [Read more...]

“Being Gay, Having Faith”: A Series in NYC, Including Me

audio and other materials now online. And you can read a post I wrote riffing on my experience on the panel here. … [Read more...]

What Am I Reading This Summer?

along with the reading lists of many lesser mortals: Last year’s summer reading list was justifiably popular, so the Bookman pleased to return with another round of contributions from our reviewers, who have culled through the massive numbers of books published to focus on those worth reading, discussing, and digesting. more--quite a bit of history, and a bit of mackerel-snappery.  … [Read more...]

Interview with a Sports Psychologist

Posting it here in case other people also find it fascinating! I'm going to try to use some of this to deal with my own self-defeating or anxious tendencies. … [Read more...]

A conversation with me and Sr. Jeannine Gramick

at Interfaith Voices. (Scroll down--I missed this when it was posted over the summer.) I haven't listened to it yet, so apologize in advance for any errors, jerkishness, etc.... … [Read more...]

Featuring Melissa McCarthy, as Life Itself

I rang in my 34th birthday watching Bridesmaids with my best friend, and I really can't think of a better form of celebration. It is a very crude movie (it opens with a graphic bad-sex scene, which is cringingly, eyes-coveringly funny and painful), hilarious and poignant, with a real generosity of spirit. None of the women are pure cartoons meant only to be laughed at. Everybody is needy and trying, in often self-defeating ways, to reach out. Both friendship and marriage, and the fears, … [Read more...]


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