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Vine & Fig Stands with Black Lives Matter

The Vine & Fig Team |

Vine & Fig states unequivocally that Black Lives Matter, and we whole-heartedly support the protestors who are doing God’s work in streets.

Open the Door

Pentecost Sunday | | By Eilis

Ten years ago, I went on my first silent retreat. If I had known that it would be silent, I’m not sure I would have attended. So, it was with a great deal of uncertainty and skepticism that I sat with my fellow retreatants for our opening prayer.

The Story of the Baby Pilgrim

Season 1, Episode 31 | 5/28/2020
The Flores boys have moved to Dallas this week and didn't have time to interview anyone but your favorite queer Catholic hosts weren't going to leave you hanging! We still shared a couple stories from our lives with you about our favorite sacred places, the value of good urban planning, and our lives with the saints.

Pray Tell: Pamphlet

Zinzy Nev Geene |

In a few days, Pride Month will start in the US, and at Vine & Fig we’re hoping to celebrate this with fun community things that we have in the works. I myself would like to use the occasion to discuss an elephant in the room: the queerness of Catholics. 

RCIA but Gay: OICA But Lesbian

Michael Mortimer |

At the same time the OICA renaissance reshaped how new Catholics joined the Church, nuns also began exploring both ancient Christian traditions as well as interrogating Church teachings about gender and sexuality.

The Power of a Teacher

The Ascension of the Lord | | By Stephen Parish

People in positions of authority inevitably empower those under their influence. Those in positions of power that seek personal gain or forgo devotion, justice, and compassion undermine the love of God and the love of neighbor.

The Hollywood Writer's Story | feat. Dorothy Fortenberry

Season 1, Episode 30 | 5/21/2020

Have you ever gone to help someone and thought to yourself, "oh yeah, this is one hell of a good deed?" And then have you ever fallen flat on your face when you went to do it?

Aces Affirmed

Michael Mortimer |

During the early years of the LGBT+ liberation movement, queer people forged political solidarities by sharing their experiences of sexual repression and alienation from the dominant heteronormative society.

Holding On To Tradition

Sixth Sunday of Easter | | By Gabe Reeder-Ferreira

God has given us life for the Spirit to live in us, to experience love and be able to step into the chaos of another with compassion. Made by God we are a conduit of peace, even if we ourselves are not at peace.

The Story of the Gay Friends | feat. Sam McKenzie Jr.

Season 1, Episode 29 | 5/14/2020

Do you remember the first time you met someone who was gay and didn't see it as a conflict with their Christianity? Do you remember how revolutionary that seemed? Even a little bit dangerous?