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...

August 30, 2018

This blog was originally published at Courage International's Truth & Love website.

Any high school teacher both loves and loathes the team-based review game. They’re fun and functional, but often bring a streak of chaos to your classroom. When my former students selecte...

August 22, 2018

The explanations in the post-Boston Globe early 2000s came fast and furious. We were quick to quote statistics based on pre- and post-pubescent minors. The problem was clear, wasn’t it? “It’s a homosexuality problem.” As a self-righteously devout teenager, I was quick t...

July 27, 2018

This blog was originally posted at Courage International's Truth and Love website.

“You seem very…managed.”  I sat across from a priest on a retreat.  He had just heard me describe a few elements of my relational history.  This was his response.  “I mean, it’s sort of li...

June 20, 2018

This blog was originally posted at Courage International's Truth and Love website.

Explaining the Church’s teaching on same-sex desires in today’s world isn’t easy.  We feel hesitation, embarrassment…shame.  Living the Church’s teaching on same sex desires poses it’s own...