Give Thanks to God!

December 30th, 2019 By punkpriest

Thanks Be to God! Luke 2:36-40 English Standard Version (ESV) 36 And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, 37 and then as a widow until she was eighty-four.[a] She did not […]

Our Greatest Gift

December 28th, 2019 By punkpriest

Our Greatest Gift The Feast of the Holy Innocents Herod Kills the Children 16 Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the […]


December 27th, 2019 By punkpriest

FAMILY The Feast of St.John John 20:1-8-ESV 20 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus […]

Being a Christian Ain’t for Sissies

December 26th, 2019 By punkpriest

Being A Christian Is Not for Sissies! The Feast of St. Stephen Reading 1 Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59 Stephen, filled with grace and power, was working great wonders and signs among the people. Certain members of the so-called Synagogue of Freedmen, Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and people from Cilicia and Asia, came forward and debated with Stephen, […]

Peniel, January, 2020

December 25th, 2019 By punkpriest

Peniel, “Where Jacob Wrestled With God” Newsletter of Temenos Catholic Worker P.O. Box 642656 San Francisco, CA 94164 Fr. River Sims,sfw, D.Min., D.S.T. 415-305-2124 Deus Meus et Omnia—My God and all things.” ———————————————– Journal of An Alien Street Priest: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his […]

The Memory of God

December 24th, 2019 By punkpriest

  The Memory of God “Arise, Jerusalem, and take your stand on high; look to the east, and you will see your children gathering, rejoicing in the memory of God.” Baruch 5:5 Reading this verse it is impossible not to see the children crossing the deserts, the valley’s, and the wildernesses, of Central and South […]

The Growing Good in the World

December 22nd, 2019 By punkpriest

  The Growing Good in the World! “Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz. Ask a sign of the Lord your God. . .”Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a son and shall call his name Emmanuel”. Isa. 7:10, 14. ESV     This verse is read from […]

Brothers and Sisters

December 21st, 2019 By punkpriest

WE ARE All BROTHERS AND SISTERS1 Matthew 25:31-46 In our parable Jesus points out that we choose our own judgment in the way we treat our brothers and sisters. When we turn our backs on others, we close ourselves off from relationship and from true life, we become dead. I have chosen to use my […]

Learning the Language of Dreams

December 18th, 2019 By punkpriest

LEARNING THE LANGUAGE OF DREAMS! “. .the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. .Matthew 1:20″     John Sanford tells us that “Dreams are God’s forgotten language.” Dreams put us in touch with a form of communication that is both deeply personal and universal at the same time. They remove the chaos from […]

Eulogy Virtues and Resume Virtues

December 17th, 2019 By punkpriest

Eulogy Virtues and Resume Virtues “The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the sign of David, the son of Abraham. (Matthew 1:1) In his book The Road to Character David Brooks demonstrates a difference between “resume virtues, and “eulogy virtues”. Resume virtues are those qualities we develop to get a head in the world;  […]