What Good is Celibacy Anymore?

The Big Question It is baffling to many that the Roman Catholic Church still requires a promise of celibacy, with few exceptions, for ordination to the diaconate and priesthood.  Possible spiritual reasons aside, the main purpose for it seems to be as a means of...

Coming Out from the Darkness of Denial

I no longer apologize for being gay.  It took a while, but I have emerged from the darkness and oppression of denial.  Mine is a highly personal and unique story.  It is also painful to tell because it does not paint a flattering portrait of me or of the church. I’ve...

Linus and His Blanket

Who doesn’t love Linus, the Charles Schultz character with the blue blanket and thumb in his mouth?  He acts as the Charlie Brown comic strip’s philosopher and theologian.  I kind of identify with Linus.  I too thrive on emotional security; it just depends on...