The Incredible Happens

June 30th, 2017 By punkpriest

The Incredible Happens Genesis 17: 1-10, 15-22, Matthew 8:1-4 Leprosy is a disease that isolates people from one another. So the healing of Jesus enabled the the leper to rejoin the community.  There are many forms of leprosy–homelessness, being a prostitute, mental illness, race, religion,being deaf, disability,  and  sexual orientation. There is so much separation […]

A Dimension More Real

June 29th, 2017 By punkpriest

A Dimension More Real St’s Paul and Peter Matthew 16:13-19 To look on Peter and Paul with some honesty is to tune in to the play of God in human history. Peter was an unlikely prospect for any serious endeavor: charming, generous, enthusiastic, but unsteady, fickle, and cowardly. To him was entrusted the keys. Paul […]

Journey on the Edge

June 28th, 2017 By punkpriest

Journey on the Edge “The Bible is an oral history. It was passed down, word of mouth, father to son, from Adam to Seth, from Seth to Enos, from Enos to Cainan, for forty generations, a growing, changing story until Moses finally gets it down on lambskin. But lambskins wear out, and need to be […]

Peniel–Newsletter of Temenos Catholic Worker

June 27th, 2017 By punkpriest

PENIEL “Where Jacob Wrestled With God and Survived” Temenos Catholic Worker P.O. Box 642656 San Francisco, CA 94164 415-305-2124 (pay pal) July, 2017 Fr. River Damien Sims, D.Min., D.S.T.,  Director ————————————————————————————————————- Journal of An Alien Street Priest:   “We want to avoid suffering, death, sin, ashes. But we live in a world crushed […]


June 26th, 2017 By punkpriest

  DIFFERENCES Sr. Ilia Delio so beautifully describes it in her book Making All Things New: “Eucharist means being an active participant in the Cosmic body of Christ, a body evolving unto fullness, the Cosmic person, through the rise of consciousness and unity in Love. The Gospel life is not a social agency of good […]

Seeking and Saving the Lost

June 18th, 2017 By punkpriest

Seeking and Saving the Lost In the book of Luke Jesus tells us that he has come to seek and save the lost. Last night I stood on Sacramento Street, between Polk and Van Ness, with James. He was afraid, alone, and obviously was coming down off of a high. He talked to me about […]

Words Hurt and Kill!

June 17th, 2017 By punkpriest

WORDS HARM AND KILL! The Martyrs of Mother Emanuel Matthew 5:33-37 “Let your yes be your yes, and your no be no.” Today we remember the anniversary of the killings in Charleston, South Carolina and the  Martyrs of Mother Emanuel in Charleston, South Carolina.  They stand as witnesses to saying Yes to life, in their […]

Pride 2017–The Spirit of Pride–Planet First!

June 15th, 2017 By punkpriest

Planet First!–Pride, 2017 The City of Saint Francis San Francisco, the City of St. Francis,  reflects the humanity that lives with in her borders.  On the surface she is a beautiful City. The views that surround her, the fog late at night, all give an other worldly quality to living within her  borders. On the […]

Living For Today!

June 11th, 2017 By punkpriest

“Living in Silence” The writer to the Hebrews in verse 13 of chapter 3 writes: “Instead, encourage each other every day, as long as it’s called today. So that none of you become insensitive to God because of sin’s deception; we are partners with Christ, but only if we hold on to the confidence we […]

From Ashes to Fire

June 1st, 2017 By punkpriest

From Ashes to Fire Pentecost 2017 Acts 2:1-11, Ps. 104, I Corinthians 12:3-13; John 20:19-23 “We are all baptized by one Spirit into one body, whether Jew or Greek, white or black, red or brown, LGBTQ or straight, slave or free, homeless or housed, and we all were given one Spirit to drink.” (I Corinthians […]