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Be better

Season 1, Episode 4 | 10/3/2019

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.

Comfort for the Uncomfortable

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time | | By Patrick Weston

It’s easy to disconnect or disassociate, to act like there are too many problems and to lose focus. There’s a lot going on in our world right now, but we owe it to each other as humans and as Catholics to care for everyone — to fight for trans folks, immigrants, religious minorities, or those experiencing the brunt of the effects of climate change. 

I'm not going anywhere

Season 1, Episode 3 | 9/26/2019

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.

Equality is Going to Cost You Something

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time | | By Teresa, a Vine & Fig Community member

Beloved:

Existing has been my activism

Season 1, Episode 2 | 9/19/2019

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.

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 Gothman

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?