Who Moved?

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time | | By Jordan Kennedy

In reflecting on this week’s Gospel from Luke, I thought of a moment I had with a friend a few years ago, in which she shared with me an Afghan proverb: “If you feel far from God, who moved?”

What matters most to God?

Season 1, Episode 1 | 9/11/2019

Vine and Fig co-founder Pat Gothman and his fiancé Jacob Flores discuss the news and articles of the week most relevant to Queer Catholics.

The Cost of Following Jesus

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time | | By Jacob Flores

We drove 2,278 miles from Seattle to Austin this past April. Seattle was beautiful: friends, family, mountains, water, a beautiful cathedral community, and a city full of people struggling together to figure out ‘what’s next?’

The Humble Guest

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time | | By Patrick Flores

He starts as a guest. We don’t know how many are there, but it’s enough that they are jostling for positions of honor around a table. Jesus, never timid about sharing a deeper truth, turns to a parable and gently tells them to knock it off.

(re)Claiming Genesis: Affirming Creation and Empowering LGBT+ Catholics

Michael Mortimer |

How do Catholics rightly understand the Creation account? Is there a way to look at the book of Genesis that affirms and empowers queer individuals while still holding onto the essential pieces of God's creating act?

Why we are called Vine & Fig

Patrick Flores |

Co-founders Patrick and Pat discuss the Catholic school that can't call itself Catholic anymore because it wouldn't fire a gay teacher, Pride parades, how the vibrant new queer Slack community is doing, and the meaning behind the name Vine and Fig.

We made it through 40 days

Patrick Flores |

Was your Lent less than perfect? Maybe a little spotty? Ours too. Here are our thoughts moving into this Easter season.

I am Catholic and Gay

Patrick Flores |

You can’t fix being gay. All you can do is learn how to love and realize you were never broken to begin with.

Being All of Me

Patrick Weston |

Catholicism is simply woven deep into my being. Just like I can’t change the fact that I’m gay, I can’t change the fact that I process the world from a Catholic viewpoint. To deny my Catholicism, just like to deny my gayness, would be to deny a critical part of who I am.

What if LGBTQ Catholics are right?

Patrick Flores |

If they took an honest look at our lives, what would they find?