LGBTQ history: Catholic opposition to the Briggs Initiative
The defense of gay teachers is an important part of American Catholic history.
On shitty friendships
“Lately I’ve been imagining a life of showing up for others, celebrating them, when they reach certain milestones. And then those people never showing up to celebrate mine.”
On Pride Purity
“If you are going to a church that is not actively putting in the work to understand and affirm Queerness, you are not an ally.”
When masturbation isn’t about “inordinate sexual desire”
An excess or deficiency in one arena can bring about vice in another. And a focus on sexual desire-as-excess can hide this fact.
Homosexuality and the clergy abuse crisis: an overview
Telling seminaries to protect boys from abusers by banning gay persons will function so as to blind communities to those most likely to abuse.
Clergy abuse, diocesan response, and moral duplicity
Many Catholics are committed to a sort of bourgeois church life, where conflicts which could upend communities and challenge the status quo are avoided and, thus, the problems are perpetuated.
I’m a brown homeowner in a racially segregated city
I’ve been thinking a lot about the impact of where I live, and how it would form the imaginations of children when it comes to race.
Why Christian apologists give such bad advice
They’ve severely underestimated the extent to which moral failures can be attributed to failures of imagination.
Gender and Otherness
Homosexuals are “lesser men“ because we are unable to truly appreciate “otherness,” which is found most fully in sexual difference.
LGBTQ Discrimination and Religious Freedom Seminar: Sign Up Now!
We’ll learn about and discuss religious freedom and LGBTQ discrimination in Catholic Social Teaching, USCCB legal briefings, and American law.