Peniel

December 31st, 2018 By punkpriest

  Temenos Catholic Worker Journal of An Alien Street Priest: Luke 2:41-52   Matthew Fox has established a new spiritual  Order, “The Order of the Sacred Earth,” which has one vow, “I vow to be the best lover and defender of all of life.” This is the vow I am taking this year, this is […]

Revelation

December 20th, 2018 By punkpriest

Revelation Translation by Michael Straus and Illustrations by Jennifer May Reiland This is a small book, and it is a beautiful, concise rendition of the the Book of Revelation. Jennifer’s illustrations are very powerful and in themselves present the message of the struggle of redemption and final culmination in beautiful form. I will keep this […]

Christmas Gift!

December 18th, 2018 By punkpriest

Dear Friends,   This Christmas Temenos Catholic Worker is starting a new tradition. We will send a gift to our friends who bless us with a gift at Christmas time.   This year I want to share with you a book I have just reviewed entitled, Christianity Without Insanity. For Optimal Mental/Emotional/Physical Health by Boyd […]

Christianity Without Insanity

December 18th, 2018 By punkpriest

Christianity Without Insanity. For Optimal Mental/Emotional, Physical Health By Boyd C. Purcell, PH.D. Dr. Purcell is an Evangelical who brings to all Christians a healthy perspective on the Gospel of Jesus as being all inclusive. Christianity developed through the years the approach of people being judged by their sins. The Church is looked upon by […]

Grace Remains!

December 17th, 2018 By punkpriest

Grace That Remains Matthew 1:1-17 Common English Bible (CEB) Genealogy of Jesus 1 A record of the ancestors of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham: 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac. Isaac was the father of Jacob. Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers. 3 Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah, […]

The Long Loneliness

December 14th, 2018 By punkpriest

  The long loneliness. A longing for home that eludes us, for a world that is not yet but somehow still must be. Sometimes the longing can feel like a heavy burden. But what if we imagine this longing as a flame that flickers within each of us, calling us together and toward each other, even when (especially when) the world feels dark?  […]

Together Awaiting Redemption

December 12th, 2018 By punkpriest

TOGETHER–AWAITING REDEMPTION The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mary visits Elizabeth 39 Mary got up and hurried to a city in the Judean highlands. 40 She entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 With a loud voice she […]

Blocking Asylum Seekers Is Illegal and Immoral

December 10th, 2018 By punkpriest

BLOCKING ASYLUM SEEKERS AT THE BORDER IS ILLEGAL AND IMMORAL   The thousand-strong caravan referred to as the Central American Exodus started small. A dozen from this town, a hundred from that, fleeing danger and desperation. Humanitarian workers explained that it was easier to move in groups: soldiers were turning individuals away at the Honduran […]

Surrounded by Ghosts!

December 9th, 2018 By punkpriest

Surrounded  by Ghosts! “Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill shall be made low. The winding roads shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth, and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.”  Luke 3:5-6 We are surrounded by ghosts, the shadows of pain, fear, worry, and dread. The […]

Please Give!

December 6th, 2018 By punkpriest

Dear Friends, We are in the season of Advent and as I walk the streets I am aware of one of the names in the Sufi Tradition of God: al-Haqq—The Reality of God underlies everything. Wherever I walk in the Haight, Polk and Golden Gate Park I encounter the faces of but a small fraction […]