The Long Good Bye

May 31st, 2019 By punkpriest

THE LONG GOOD BYE THE FEAST OF THE ASCENSION Luke 24:46-53     I wonder if the Ascension begins the long good bye.  This past year and a half as I have journeyed through surgery, and weakness, and continue to walk the streets, and like today see more and more people hungry, afraid, alone, weak, with […]

Peniel–Newsletter of Temenos Catholic Worker June, 2019

May 26th, 2019 By punkpriest

Journal of An Alien Street Priest The Tender Hand’s of God’s Mercy     How many of us reject God’s justice?  I dare say not one of us. We can not abide the thought that wrongdoers get away with their offenses. And boy do we all sit in justice: some of us judge people of color, LGBT?, […]

Cut to the Chase!

May 26th, 2019 By punkpriest

Cut To the Chase!! “Jesus answered him, ‘If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the […]

The Garden and the Desert

May 23rd, 2019 By punkpriest

The Garden and the Desert John 15:9-11 English Standard Version (ESV) 9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11 These things I have spoken […]

The Fruit of the Vine

May 22nd, 2019 By punkpriest

Fruit of the Vine John 15:1-8 English Standard Version (ESV) I Am the True Vine 15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 Already you […]

Finding God in the Margins

May 21st, 2019 By punkpriest

Reflections on Finding God In the Margins by Carolyn Curtis James     We awoke from a dream with warm feelings this morning. We were asleep, and in the room next door our friend Matt was playing loud music, my door opens and he walks  into the room and finds our  laundry money and as he […]

Logs and Splinters

May 20th, 2019 By punkpriest

“Splinters and Logs” John 14:21-26     In our Gospel today we hear of Jesus talking about love and caring for our neighbor, and we see hear of Judas==”not the Iscariot”, for the “Iscariot” is the one who fell into the sin of betrayal. The truth is all of us sin in that we do not love […]

Where Heaven Is!

May 18th, 2019 By punkpriest

  Where Heaven Is! John 14:7-14     Fr. Larry Rosebaugh (1935-2009) was murdered on this date in Guatemala by masked gunmen. He lived a life of resistance participating in destroying draft files as one of the Milwaukee 14; He worked with young AIDS victims, and he lived on the streets, dumpster diving, giving us the […]

Generosity

May 17th, 2019 By punkpriest

Generosity John 14:1-2: “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. . John 13:34-35: “A new commandment I give to you. that you love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”     […]

A Reflection and Renewal

May 15th, 2019 By punkpriest

A REFLECTION AND RENEWAL John 15:9-17 9 iAs the Father has loved me, jso have I loved you. Abide in my love. 10 kIf you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as lI have kept mmy Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11 These things I have spoken to you, nthat my joy […]