(Introductory Note: This blog post is more personal and a bit less polished than my usual writing. I wrote the initial draft as a private meditation to help me process my own experience at an Easter Vigil Mass a few... Continue Reading →
I had a girl for a hero!
Last time, I catalogued 4 different possible perspectives on LGBTQIA+ issues from a Catholic/Christian perspective. This time, I want to summarize Christian anthropology/theology and state my case that the prevalent sexual values in our society (which are also implicit in... Continue Reading →
As our Holy Father Pope Francis has reminded us, we must go out to the margins and walk alongside those who struggle through life. This includes our brothers and sisters for whom Christ died who self-identify as LGBTQIA+ or same-sex attracted.
Belief in Christ is not a license to commit grave crimes against other human beings--God does not give anyone a ticket to Heaven, whereby we can commit grave crimes against other human beings and be forgiven automatically without repenting.
In my first post of this three-part series, I described the mental struggles suffered by St. John Neumann as a seminarian, and how he nonetheless endeavored a dangerous (and possibly one-way) journey to the United States in order to seek... Continue Reading →