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Prepare a Place of Welcome

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph | | By Eilis

How often do we welcome people into our own lives who have been exiled from their homes, from their families, and from their own communities of origin? How often do we prepare a place of welcome—places where everyone is honored and authenticity is celebrated?

The Greatest Coming-Out-Story Ever Told

Christmas Day, The Nativity of the Lord | | By Michael Mortimer

Christmas came without labels. It came without preconditions. We fulfill that scripture when we accept our queer identities as a perfect reflection of our Creator’s refulgence. Our divine capacity to love authentically, unselfishly, and unconditionally affirms that “the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.”

Actions Louder than Words

Fourth Sunday of Advent | | By Patrick Weston

Joseph’s actions, both before and after he learns about the means of how Jesus is to be born. According to the law of the times, he should have divorced her. Rather than make a spectacle though, he was planning on doing so quietly to not shame Mary. Joseph’s decision here is a sign of his love for Mary.

One year Christmas special

Season 1, Episode 15 | 12/19/2019

Pat and Jacob look back not the first year of Vine and Fig, talk about the big news coming out of the German bishops conference, and then discuss the ways they hope V&F will grow in the year ah

Consolation in the Midst of Darkness

Third Sunday of Advent | | By Jordan Kennedy

Remember, in this Gospel, that even if you are the least of these, you have a great place in Paradise, for the least of the least are the greatest of the great in the eyes of God.

Still can't say the Nicene Creed

Season 1, Episode 14 | 12/12/2019

Fiancés Pat and Jacob discuss a lesbian woman being denied communion at her parish in Michigan, the new Prime Minister of Finland who was raised by two moms, TikTok admitting it was suppressing vid

From These Stones

Second Sunday of Advent | | By Darby DeJarnette

The trick to breaking stones is not to obsess about the trees or the fruit, but to lean in to being the person that God created you to be. We can't hope to breathe life into the lifeless by trying to control God's work. We have to trust in the way God created us

The Catholic Church and the AIDS crisis | feat. Michael O'Loughlin

Season 1, Episode 13 | 12/5/2019

Welcome to Tabard Inn, a podcast about the stories we tell and the events we discuss while on pilgrimage as Queer Catholics!

God’s breaking into our lives

First Sunday of Advent | | By Eilis

Today’s Gospel instills a bit of fear in as we hear about a story of people going about their daily lives: Two men will be out in the field; one will be taken and one will be left.

Thanksgiving Day queer family dinner

Season 1, Episode 12 | 11/28/2019

Fiancés Pat & Jacob sit down with Vine & Fig co-founder Patrick Weston for an epic conversation covering everything from parents to talking animals to sex to tattoos.