On The Edge

October 20th, 2017 By punkpriest

On the Edge These last few weeks I have felt like I am toppling off the edge into nothingness.  The names that I have been called on social media–“nigger lover,” white southern trash,” mother fucker, pig, sycophant, “you are not a priest, you are fake,” and so on; have shaken me, shaken me to the […]

Positive Outcomes

October 18th, 2017 By punkpriest

POSITIVE “OUTCOMES” Feast of St. Luke Luke 4:1-9 There is great irony in the New Testament use of the term “gospel”; the fearful might of worldly empire gives way to the victory of healing, and love of divine mercy. There is a price we pay for this message, for when we  experience the words of […]

Tainted and Broken Vessels

October 17th, 2017 By punkpriest

Tainted And Broken Vessels Luke 11:37-41″Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and platters, but your insides are stuffed with greed and wickedness. Foolish people! Didn’t the one who made the outside also make the inside? Therefore give to those in need from the core of who you are and you will be […]

What Shall We Wear?

October 15th, 2017 By punkpriest

What Shall We Wear? Matthew 22:1-14 “Therefore go to the roads on the edge of town and invite everyone you find to the wedding party. Then those servants went to the roads and gathered everyone they found, both evil and good. The wedding party of full of guests? The Gospel calls us to proclaim that […]

Dysphoria

October 13th, 2017 By punkpriest

  Dysphoria Luke 11:15-26 There was article in the Chronicle in which a person described San Francisco as becoming a dysphoria, a place where there is a great division between rich and poor and  no middle class, and where people do not care for each other–they simply take care of themselves and their tribes. It […]

Out of the Depths=-=A Book Review

October 10th, 2017 By punkpriest

OUT OF THE DEPTHS BY KENNETH E. KOVACS–A BOOK REVIEW Kovacs’ book confronts  the institutional church with a faith based on creeds, and steers people away from personal experience.  His book calls us to enter into a relationship of experience, a lived out relationship with Jesus of Nazareth. A faith based on creeds, on “rational” […]

When the Going Gets Tough!

October 7th, 2017 By punkpriest

(Shaggy) When the Going Is Tough As Hell! Ephesians 6:13 “Therefore pick up the full armor of God so that you can stand your ground on the evil day and after you have done everything possible to still stand.” Last night at 7:00 p.m. I received a phone call from a person asking me to […]

Love After Love

October 6th, 2017 By punkpriest

  Love After Love The day will come the time will come when with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door and each will smile at each other’s welcome saying sit here, eat you will love again the stranger who was yourself Give wine, give bread give back your heart to yourself […]

Keep Plowing!

October 4th, 2017 By punkpriest

Keep Plowing The Feast of St. Francis Tenth Anniversary of Episcopal Consecration Luke 9:57-62 “Jesus said: “No one who puts a hand on the plow and looks back is fit for God’s kingdom.” I remember one of my child hood nannies, an old black woman, named Lucy, telling me when I accepted my first church–“Keep […]

Season of Creation

October 3rd, 2017 By punkpriest

Planet First! The Feast of St. Francis, October 4, 2017 Earl Warren Supreme Court Building Franciscans Against the Death Penalty Today we gather on this Feast of St. Francis to remember God’s goodness in our creation; we gather to remember that all of life is worth our respect; we gather to remember those who live […]