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Brought to life by Christ

As it turns out, my mind is of little importance. What is important is who has changed my mind. Both the big Who and the many, many secondary whos and whats we all represent for each other. ... Read More...

Praying Eucharistically

Many Christians are unable to attend Church services for the moment, for reasons of COVID-19. Rather than film myself celebrating Mass for my friends, and sharing the video [...] I felt that it may be time to try something a little bolder.... Read More...
Fragment of Hans SFchäufelein, Christ as Good Shepherd from Das Plenarium, 1517 (Gift of Henry G. Friedman, 1961, The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Facing down the wolf: a gay priest’s vocation

Lies and violence in the heart of family and church life. That’s where my testimony begins. For whatever reason of God’s own, I have received the formal commission to live this reality as a priest... failure is one of grace’s preferred building sites.... Read More...

Queerology podcast

James discusses his faith journey, René Girard and mimetic theory, the scapegoat mechanism, Sacred (or Holy) vs. Mysticism (or Mythification) of Divine as churches crumble, intelligence of victim, and grace and growth.... Read More...
James Alison 2011

The story behind the phone call from the Pope

I was being stretched by the tiniest glimpse of something true received, already, in my early adolescence: that ultimately the Catholic faith would embrace and include the gay heart; that the two held together give glory to God; and that it is better to die than to let go of that.... Read More...