November 4, 2019

This blog was originally posted on FOCUS's website.

“This can’t be real.”

I was a theology teacher showing my classroom a video feat

During testimonies of devout Catholics experiencing same-sex desires. Despite their same sex attraction, the individuals had decided to stri...

May 16, 2019

I stood atop Sentinel Dome, perched high above Yosemite Valley. It was one of many rounded globes of granite in the High Sierras, and likely the one most easily accessible by car. The sun was poised to set, hovering low in the west and bathing the blue-grey stone and ev...

March 27, 2019

This blog was originally posted on The Catholic Woman.

Dear sister,

What do you do when things don’t fit? When you don’t fit?

Not too long ago, if you had asked me about my sexual orientation, I would’ve told you I was straight. I wouldn’t have told you about the shelf in...

March 6, 2019

This interview was a part of a four week series originally published on The Catholic Woman.

How do you define the feminine genius? Is it something innate to every woman or something else? Feel free to elaborate on what you think it is, and what it isn’t.

The “feminine gen...

January 9, 2019

This blog was originally posted on The Catholic Woman. To listen to the spoken word version of the letter, listen here.

My dear sisters,

Have you ever wept at the mountains? Have you ever seen something so beautiful, so good that you couldn’t help but release the ache for...

October 9, 2018

If I'm honest, I hate it when I share something emotional with someone, and their immediate response is, “I know how you feel.” I get what they’re trying to say, but it still leaves a bad taste in my mouth. If you’re reading this: I don’t know how you feel. I don’t have...

October 8, 2018