Living in the Moment

September 19th, 2018 By punkpriest

Living In the Moment Luke 7:31-35 31 “To what will I compare the people of this generation?” Jesus asked. “What are they like? 32  They are like children sitting in the marketplace calling out to each other, ‘We played the flute for you and you didn’t dance. We sang a funeral song and you didn’t cry.’ […]

Taking Up the Cross

September 16th, 2018 By punkpriest

Taking up the Cross “You have faith and I have action.” But how can you see your faith apart from your actions? Instead, I’ll show you my faith by putting it into practice in faithful action.” James 2:18-19 “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross and follow me.” Mark […]

The Cross

September 14th, 2018 By punkpriest

The Cross The Exaltation of the Cross John 3:13-17 Today as I walked the streets I observed Jeremy picking up bottles, and then Nathan approached me for some food, both I have known for many years. Neither one has ever had a place to stay indoors, accept a motel here and then as they prostituted, […]

September Newsletter of Temenos Catholic Worker

September 7th, 2018 By punkpriest

JOURNAL OF AN ALIEN STREET PRIEST: The Invisibility of Aging As we move into September we will soon see the leaves of trees begin to turn to beautiful colors (at least in some parts of the country), and the weather will be getting chillier (at least in some parts of the country), Autumn will arrive. […]

How Quickly Things Change!

September 4th, 2018 By punkpriest

HOW QUICKLY THINGS CHANGE! lUKE 4:16-30 MATTHEW 6:24 I studied Liberation Theology in seminary which has shaped my life. I learned that we should live simply, give our abundance away, and live one day at a time; in my denomination I was taught about pensions, and salaries, etc, and basically letting others fend for themselves. […]

Peniel August

August 22nd, 2018 By punkpriest

Peniel “Where Jacob Wrestled With God” Newsletter of Temenos Catholic Worker P.O. Box 642656 San Francisco, CA 94164 Fr. River Damien Sims, D.Min., D.S.T. Director 415-305-2124 ———————————————————————————- Journal of An Alien Street Street   Jesus told his disciples that he was the bread of life, and that in order to be one with […]

Love Your Neighbors

August 21st, 2018 By punkpriest

Most of us are most drawn to people most like us. But the Scriptures give us quite a different and higher vision. The Hebrew Bible in one verse commands, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” but in no fewer than 36 places commands us to “love the stranger.”, last Friday night a car with […]

Cooking with the Forgotten Ones

August 19th, 2018 By punkpriest

Cooking With the Fallen One’s “Wisdom built her house; she has slaughtered her animals, mixed her wine, and set her table. She sends out her female servants; she issues an invitation from the top of the city heights: “Whoever is naive turn aside here, she says to those who lack sense. “Come eat my food, […]


August 13th, 2018 By punkpriest

I have hanging  a beautiful piece of art painted by a lady who admires our work. It is of a painting of a bleeding heart, with the words “counselor” and the phrase, “Love endures,” written across. I am reminded it now, as many of us weather a season of loss, life transitions, and letting go. […]

Stereotyping and Bullying

August 4th, 2018 By punkpriest

  Stereotypes and Bullying “F-E-A-R has two meanings: Forget everything And Run or Face Everything and Rise The choice is yours” There is a story of a man in Northern Missouri who bullied people in a small town for many years. He could be charming, and when a person would not give him what he […]