Eternal Life

May 31st, 2017 By punkpriest

TO KNOW ETERNAL LIFE The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary “In those days Mary set out. . .”Luke 1:39-40 Christians have long imagined “eternal life” in any number of creative ways, such as a castle in the sky, a fabulous banquet, or the gift of immortality among others.  But Jesus lays out a very […]

Eternal Life

May 31st, 2017 By punkpriest

TO KNOW ETERNAL LIFE The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary “In those days Mary set out. . .”Luke 1:39-40 Christians have long imagined “eternal life” in any number of creative ways, such as a castle in the sky, a fabulous banquet, or the gift of immortality among others.  But Jesus lays out a very […]

Peniel-June–Pride Issue

May 30th, 2017 By punkpriest

“Where Jacob Wrestled With God and Survived”   Temenos Catholic Worker P.O. Box 642656 San Francisco, CA 94164 415-305-2124 Temenos@gmail.com www.temenos.org (pay pal) June, 2017 Fr. River Damien Sims, D.Min., D.S.T.,  Director ————————————————————————————————————- Journal of An Alien Street Priest: One day a person was asking Dorothy Day how she could remain within the church, when […]

Gratitude

May 28th, 2017 By punkpriest

Gratitude A twenty year old once commented to me, “You must have f. . .ck up a lot  when you were young, to do all this for us.” In some ways he was right. Sin is missing the mark of loving our neighbor, and when I was a young pastor a young man approached me […]

In the Stillness of the Night

May 27th, 2017 By punkpriest

In the Stillness of the Night “Little children let us love, not in word of speech, but in truth and in action” I John 3:18 In the stillness of the night I hear many voices, and tonight I have heard the voice of  the Angel of Death as I learned of the death of Christian, […]

Stand in Solidarity

May 26th, 2017 By punkpriest

LET US JOIN WITH OUR BROTHERS  and sisters IN THIS MONTH OF FASTING Introduction Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar, which is based on a 12 month lunar year of approximately 354 days. Because the lunar year is 11 days shorter than the solar year, each lunar month moves 11 days earlier […]

Sitting in the Dark

May 26th, 2017 By punkpriest

Sitting in the Dark John 16:16-23 Last night a young man asked me for some food, and I bought him a piece of pizza, and we sat.  It was late, and was dark.  We talked for several hours.  That is what I do I  is sit in the dark with people. For nearly twenty three […]

Bearing Witness In A Time of Abandonment

May 25th, 2017 By punkpriest

Bearing Witness In A Time of Abandonment Today, we celebrate the Ascension of Jesus. In Acts 1:6-10, we read: So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the […]

In the Thin Places

May 24th, 2017 By punkpriest

In the Thin Places Is the Eucharist John  16:12-15 Last week I celebrated the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Healing with an old friend who is severely ill; several days ago  as I was leaving a restaurant an older homeless man approached me for food, and so I took him back to the restaurant and […]

Letting Go! And Letting Christ!

May 12th, 2017 By punkpriest

LETTING GO! AND LETTING CHRIST! “Do not let your hearts be troubled, believe in God, believe also in me.” In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. . .John 14:1-10 Today I remember Zach, my kid, who was murdered in 2001 on this date, but in remembering him I remember the thousands of deaths […]