Poem written by the Mother of a Catholic Abuse-Survivor

My dear daughter. You are beloved and the light of my life. However, I abhor the person you have become while being in Catholic school. You have succumbed to their lies. You have believed the teachings of some Catholic Church women. These holier-than-thou, self-righteous women who blame the victims of childhood sexual abuse for somehow … More Poem written by the Mother of a Catholic Abuse-Survivor

The Bible and LGBTQ

One of the most important blessings I have experienced by attending seminary at Saint Paul School of Theology is a greater sense of peace with the grey areas of ministry. So often I would doubt myself and give too much credibility to those spiritual leaders with the loudest voices – especially those who seemed to … More The Bible and LGBTQ

Christ and The Human Body United by Grace (Romans 6:1-11)

INTRODUCTION Augustine of Hippo is considered one of the forth century Christian bishops who wrote in defense of Christian teachings while effectively refuting early Christian heresies. As a young man, Augustine was associated with the dualistic, gnostic religion called Manichaeism.[1] Manichaeism rejected material things, like the fleshly human body, as dark and sinful while exalting … More Christ and The Human Body United by Grace (Romans 6:1-11)

On Father’s Day

It is interesting to note in sacred scripture that the only relationship not mentioned by Jesus to be riddled with conflict is the relationship between a father and his daughter. Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I … More On Father’s Day