The Long Game

The Baptism of the Lord | | By Father Peter MacNaughton

They came to the Jordan to be baptized by John, to commit to a new way of life, a re-crossing of the Jordan river into the promised land of Israe

Venite Adoremus

The Epiphany of the Lord | | By Stephen Eugene Pollmann

As queer Catholics, we too experience political threats that often seek to extinguish our hopes or separate us from the person of Christ. Thankfully, the Epiphany gives us a blueprint for overcoming these threats, along with any individual spiritual darkness: when we allow ourselves to be guided by the light that is the love of God.

A Little Bit of Good

The Octave Day of Christmas Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God | | By Eilis

May our God look upon you kindly and give you peace! As we find out footing, wherever we are. Be bold. Be unequivocally you. Let your light shine.

Another Holy Innocent

Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs | | By Brandon Miranda

The Jesus I love and know, the God that I give my entire self over to; He would never condemn someone for hurting that much to an eternity of suffering. I bet you he’s wrapped in the arms of the Father right now, as God holds him and lets him know that he doesn’t need to hurt anymore.

Why Were You Looking For Me?

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph | | By Theo

I used to think that hiding myself for my family’s sake was the same thing as loving them, but when I discern from a place of self-acceptance, I can see more clearly that living in fear and shame is not love at all.

Variegated Faith

Fourth Sunday of Advent | | By Luke Morris

Mary, you said yes to the will of God reveled in your heart. Help us have the courage to live in a manner worthy of the call we have received. To say yes to our God

Like the seasons

Third Sunday of Advent | | By Zinzy Nev Geene

Like clockwork, late December, I return to Jesus, and Jesus returns to me.

The Queer Voice in the Desert

Second Sunday of Advent | | By Patrick Flores

Advent is the great season of hope amidst repentance. Faith in the promise of that one day when things will be made right.

Is Our God a God of Contradiction or Just Confusion?

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time | | By David Lincoln

These images of God next to each other make no sense, they seem contradictory, confusing, and even ridiculous. We hear in these a common human experience of brokenness, blindness, a need for healing and companion to walk with us.

The most depressing sin

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time | | By Zinzy Nev Geene

Yesterday, Vine & Fig facilitated another instalment of Reading Club.