All of Life Is Sacred

October 31st, 2019 By punkpriest

All of Life is Sacred Matthew 13:18-23 St. Alponsus Rodriguez When we separate life into the sacred and secular, rather than seeing all of  life as sacred meaning  seeing all of creation imbued with  a divine spark burning within, we lose our sensitivity, and our ability to love, and set ourselves on the course of […]

Hope At All Times!

October 29th, 2019 By punkpriest

Hope At All Times! “Clap your hands all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of praise! For the Lord the Most High is to be feared, ag great king over all the earth. Psalm 47:1-4 Yesterday afternoon time was spent with two twenty year olds, one fourteen year old, and a soon to be […]

Fire on the Earth

October 27th, 2019 By punkpriest

Fire on the Earth “I came to cast fire on the earth and would that it was already kindled.” Luke 12: 49 “My recent illness has really convinced me of the importance of not judging or condemning, not even our own past, and of looking at people with immense compassion and love in the way Jesus […]

Journey on the Edge

October 25th, 2019 By punkpriest

Journey on the Edge I Corinthians 6:13—“Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Yesterday I had lunch with an attorney friend, who works in private practice, cares less about his popularity, he works with those with whom no one else will touch. I met him in 1998 when people were coming […]

Peniel–Temenos Catholic Worker Newsletter

October 23rd, 2019 By punkpriest

  PENIEL NOVEMBER, 2019 NEWSLETTER OF TEMENOS CATHOLIC WORKER TWENTY FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE P.O. Box 642656 San Francisco, CA 94164 www.temenos.org 415-305-2124 ————————————————————–   Journal of An Alien Street Priest   All Soul’s Day, All Saint’s Day and Thanksgiving were holidays of reflection, and days that were simply a part of my life, many […]

Passionately In Love With God

October 20th, 2019 By punkpriest

Passionately In Love With God Passionately in Love with God Genesis 32: 22-31. . . .:30 “So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel,[c] saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered.” 31 The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip.” […]

Day By Day

October 18th, 2019 By punkpriest

Day By Day Mathew 11:7-15 “Scripture is sharper than a sword. Like a scalpel, it cuts through what is diseased and damaged, cuts through lies and confusion, cuts through the stories we tell ourselves, to reveal the truth. The stories of scripture surprise, disturb, confound and, with good intention, cut. We need help and practice […]

To Love Unconditionally

October 18th, 2019 By punkpriest

“Scripture is sharper than a sword. Like a scalpel, it cuts through what is diseased and damaged, cuts through lies and confusion, cuts through the stories we tell ourselves, to reveal the truth. The stories of scripture surprise, disturb, confound and, with good intention, cut. We need help and practice to listen, to receive powerful, […]

The Great Memory of Salvation

October 15th, 2019 By punkpriest

St Teresa of Avila “Let nothing disturb thee;/ Let nothing dismay thee;/All things will pass;/God never changes;/Patience attains/ All that it strives for./ He who has God/Finds he lacks nothing./God alone suffices.” Romans 1:16-25 English Standard Version (ESV) The Righteous Shall Live by Faith 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is […]

Coming In

October 13th, 2019 By punkpriest

Coming In For All Of Us A Reflection on the Book Coming In: Gays and Lesbians Reclaiming the Spiritual Journey by Urs Mattman Luke 17:11-19 “Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Scripture is sharper than a sword. Like a scalpel, it cuts through what is diseased […]