A Riff of Love: Notes on Community and Belonging

August 20th, 2019 By punkpriest

A Riff of Love: Notes on Community and Belonging by Greg Jarrell–A Reflection. Matthew 20:1-16 English Standard Version (ESV) Laborers in the Vineyard 20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for a […]

Grace Revealed: Finding God’s Strength

August 19th, 2019 By punkpriest

Grace Revealed: Finding God’s Strength in Any Crisis Fred Sievert–a Book Review Judges 2:11-19; Matthew 19:16-22 Judges is a book we do not hear of very often, only six times a year in the lectionary; It is a book about the results of not following God. The Israelite’s sin, follow false God’s and live in […]


August 17th, 2019 By punkpriest

Stuck Jeremiah 38: 1-6; 8-10 6: There was no water in the cistern, but only mud, and Jeremiah sank in the mud………….    11 So Ebed-melech took the men with him and went to the house of the king, to a wardrobe in the storehouse, and took from there old rags and worn-out clothes, which […]

A Call to Intimacy

August 16th, 2019 By punkpriest

A Call to Intimacy “Fear the Lord and Serve Him in Sincerity and  Faithfullness.” Joshua 24:14 Sr. Helen Prejean comments in her book River of Fire that as a young girl all around her she was presented with the ideal life of marriage and children, and says: “It’s the settling in for life, promising to […]

Taking the Waters

August 15th, 2019 By punkpriest

Taking the Waters The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Revelation 11:19a: 12:1-10; Psalm 45:10, 11,12, 16; I Corinthians 15:20-27; Luke 1:39-56 In an Irish folk tradition we read of Mary ascending to heaven, weeping, and her tears falling into the ocean. This is symbolized in the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, […]

Come Eat With Me–Book Review By Rob Douglas

August 12th, 2019 By punkpriest

Come Eat With Me! By Rob Douglas Reverend Rob Douglas is an Australian minister of a conservative denomination and in Come Eat With Me takes through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation writing stories with the theme of hospitality at their center. Douglas presents the theology of the Bible centered around hospitality, and shows us […]

Breaking and Entering

August 11th, 2019 By punkpriest

Breaking and Entering Wisdom 18:6-9; Hebrews 11:2, 18-19; Luke 12:32-48 Luke 12:32–48 English Standard Version 32 r“Fear not, little sflock, for tit is your Father’s good pleasure to give you uthe kingdom. 33 vSell your possessions, and wgive to the needy. xProvide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with ya treasure in the heavens that […]

Shadow on the Rock

August 7th, 2019 By punkpriest

Shadow of the Rock Matthew 15:21-28 SHADOW ON THE ROCK  by Daniel Berrigan, SJ “At Hiroshima there’s a museum  and outside that museum there’s a rock,  and on that rock there’s a shadow.  That shadow is all that remains  of the human being who stood there on August 6, 1945  when the nuclear age began.  […]

River of Fire

August 5th, 2019 By punkpriest

River of Fire—New Book By Sr. Helen Prejean—Book Signings—Come Hear A Living Icon!   Events from Aug 5th New Orleans, LA – River of Fire book launch Sat Aug 10th 1:00pm – 2:30pm Catholic Book Store New Orleans Hosts Sr. Helen Prejean at St. Rita’s School Auditorium cbstorenola.com/events/sr-helen-prejean-river-of-fire-my-spiritual-journey Miami, FL – River of Fire book […]

Peniel August Newsletter of Temenos Catholic Worker

August 3rd, 2019 By punkpriest

Temenos Catholic Worker P.O. Box 642656 San Francisco, CA 94164 www.temenos.org 415-305-2124 Fr. River Sims, sfw, D.Min., D.S.T. Temenos Catholic Worker P.O. Box 642656 San Francisco, CA 94164 www.temenos.org 415-305-2124 Fr. River Sims, sfw, D.Min., D.S.T. AUGUST, 2019 ——————————————————————– HEARTS ON FIRE!     Nearly four weeks ago at 3 a.m. we walked out of  the apartment […]