Peniel–23 rd. Anniversary Issue

September 30th, 2017 By punkpriest

PENIEL-TEMENOS CATHOLIC WORKER–October, 2017–23rd. Anniversary Journal of An Alien Street Priest I have watched a TV series entitled “Salvation.”  It was about an asteroid headed for earth and the efforts of several people to build a missile to destroy it. Rather than a world coming together, we have a dark portrayal of selfishness and use […]

Fuc7 You

September 29th, 2017 By punkpriest

FU7K THE SYSTEM The painting above was given to me by an 18 year old in the Haight, it is the way he views the system as being hostile to people who are different. Tonight I sat in a the US 101 Bar on Van Ness, and had a memorial service for Michael, 39, whom […]


September 28th, 2017 By punkpriest

Questions The photo is of a tent in front of the restaurant next door to my place taken this morning.  Homelessness, and poverty is all around us in San Francisco, one of the wealthiest cities in the world.  That raises a lot of questions. And no one has an answer. Twenty three years on October […]

Generous to A Fault–Jamie

September 24th, 2017 By punkpriest

Generous to A Fault–Jamie, Cooking With the Fallen Ones Laborers in the Vineyard 20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius[a] a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And […]

A Kaleidoscope of Colors

September 21st, 2017 By punkpriest

A KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLORS   Eckhart Tolle says of living life, “Your life situation exists in time, your life is here,” which leads to approaching death as Dag Hammarskjold comments “Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.”   In the last few days walking through […]

Cooking With the Fallen Ones–Matthew

September 17th, 2017 By punkpriest

Cooking with the Fallen Ones–Matthew Feast of St. Matthew Matthew 9:9-13 Matthew, in our photo, is similar to the Matthew of the gospels. He is an outcast in his society, he has been has sexually abused, used by men; He ran away from home because he was questioning his sexuality. Matt is homeless, and his […]

Cooking With the Fallen Ones–The End of Times

September 16th, 2017 By punkpriest

Cooking With the Fallen One’s–Living in the End Times Henri Nouwen tells us that “Jesus doesn’t support an optimistic outlook.  He foresees not only the destruction of his beloved city Jerusalem but also a world full of cruelty, violence, and conflict. For Jesus there is no happy ending in this world. The challenge of Jesus […]

Cooking With the Fallen Ones–Michael

September 11th, 2017 By punkpriest

Cooking With the Fallen Ones–Mike On my computer and my cell phone I rotate photos of various friends. Presently I have my friend Matt’s, senior photo, and if there has to be a reason (God help me if I do not have a reason, right?) first of all he is my friend, and in the […]

Cooking With the Fallen Ones–Jake

September 8th, 2017 By punkpriest

Cooking With the Fallen Ones–Jake It is an ongoing temptation to think of ourselves as living under a curse. The loss of a friend, an illness, an accident, a natural disaster, a war, or any failure can make us quickly think that we are no good and are being punished. This temptation to think of […]

Cooking With the Fallen One’s

September 7th, 2017 By punkpriest

Cooking With the Fallen One’s” Making Way for Something New!–Andrew Luke 5:1-11 “They left everything and followed him!” Last night I talked to “Andrew”, a 19 year old college student. He hustles on Craig’s List for a “daddy”, and I asked him, “Why exactly do you want a “daddy” when you have everything given to […]