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Pray Tell: Day

Zinzy Nev Geene |

Scenes from a day in the life of this brown person.

RCIA but Gay: Stonewall at the Intersection of Black Power and LGBT+ Liberation

The Vine & Fig Team |

LGBT+ people discovered a collective rights-consciousness in American society in the aftermath of Stonewall. Before the uprising, LGBT+ people often internalized prevailing attitudes that queer people suffered from some psychological pathology and belonged on the margins of society. After Stonewall, they saw themselves as one of many empowered minority groups militating for their civil rights.

A Seat at the Table

The Most Holy Trinity | | By Michael Therese McQueen

What we are shown by this is that the central mystery of Christianity is not one that is meant to be pondered over and mystified over but one that seeks to include us into its very fabric, giving us a seat at the table, the mystery of salvation is no longer a spectator sport. It is something we become intimately involved in.

Pray Tell: Marshmallow

Zinzy Nev Geene |

I want us to not get caught up in the satisfaction of spontaneous and temporary outrage. I want us to take a vow, and get to work. If you're eager to get out of the self-replicating loop that is systemic racism, start learning 'til you know.

RCIA but Gay: Baptism by Fabulousness

Michael Mortimer |

On May 27, 2020 the queer community lost the fabulous Larry Kramer. During his life, Kramer cultivated the persona of a relentlessly confrontational activist who was unafraid to make what Civil Rights leader John Lewis called “good and necessary trouble.”

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.