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A Night in a Garden

Holy Thursday Evening – Mass of the Lord’s Supper | | By Nadia Busekrus

Jesus’ teachings about raising up the lowly and the marginalized were revolutionary, but Jesus wasn’t leading the political revolution that the Messianic prophecies foretold. Maybe Judas wasn’t ready for the overthrow of hierarchy that Jesus proposed. And how many of us who are privileged because of our skin color, socioeconomic status, nation of origin, gender, or religion hesitate when we are given the opportunity to sacrifice the perks of our privilege, or dismantle the systems of oppression that uphold it? I constantly have to work to uproot this hesitancy and complacency in myself. Maybe I am not so unlike Judas.

The Story of the Outspoken Student | feat. Zinzy Nev Geene

Season 1, Episode 23 | 4/9/2020

You're used to hearing stories about Catholics coming to terms with their sexuality later in life, but what about the folks who have always been comfortable and open about their queerness, and have

My God, My God, why have you abandoned me?

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion | | By Darby DeJarnette

Palm Sunday is the first time we read about Christ’s Passion. It feels very personal this year. Thirty pieces of silver is what Christ’s life was worth to Judas. The lives of the most vulnerable among us—the poor, the elderly, the disabled, the incarcerated, the refugees, the institutionalized—are at the mercy of some of the most corrupt elements of our society. How many pieces of silver are we willing to sacrifice our fellow human beings for?

The Story of the Hot Priest | feat. Kaya Oakes

Season 1, Episode 23 | 4/2/2020

Ever feel like an outsider in the church? Like being you and being Catholic don't match up? You're not alone and this is the episode for you.

Do You Believe?

Fifth Sunday of Lent | | By John

I believe that in this unusual time, the Lord is inviting us to deepen our faith in the resurrection. Yes, we may feel that we are in darkness; we may even picture ourselves as being like Lazarus in a dark tomb. Yet in all this, we are reminded of the basic truth of Christianity: Jesus rose from the dead and we have new life offered to us because of that. There could not have been Easter Sunday without Good Friday.

The Story of the Missionary's Miracle | feat. Kevin Garcia

Season 1, Episode 22 | 3/26/2020

What should we make of miracles? And what would you do if one happened to you? Laugh? Cry? Shout it from the rooftops?

This is not the Lent I planned for

Fourth Sunday of Lent | | By Jacqui Oesterblad

How often are we, as queer Catholics, expelled from the synagogue and thrown out of the community for insisting on telling our stories honestly? And yet—how often, as queer Catholics, have we discovered the truth in that simple line buried in the middle of this Gospel: “when Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, he found him”

The Chaplain's Story | feat. Jordan Kennedy

Season 1, Episode 21 | 3/19/2020

Does God still speak to us? Or did all that die out with the last of the prophets?

Belonging

Third Sunday of Lent | | By Patrick Flores

What Jesus doesn’t do - ever - is hold the outcast responsible for being on the outside. The only time he places blame it is with those who exclude and condemn thinking the difference between us and them is in the quality of the person, not the wall thrown up to divide. If you’re in a space where you feel like you’re on the outside of the Church, let me say this as unequivocally as I can. It is not your fault. If you don’t feel welcome. It is not your fault.

The Story of the Golden Boy | feat. Christopher Dowling

Season 1, Episode 20 | 3/12/2020

What happens when you do everything the Church asks of you as a gay Catholic, and it just doesn't work? Husbands Pat & Jacob Flores talk with Christopher Dowling.