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Predawn Courage and Clarity By the Light of the Early Morn

Remembering the first time he glimpsed the possibility of loving and being known and loved in return, Roy relates some of his growing up, his first significant act of defiance, and how at 17, he and a classmate together found a space beside one another that they had never before known. Humility, determination, and hope would all follow in the glow of that morning when for an instant, "the outside felt and looked the same as the inside."

Why we need LGBT+ saints

Lots of folks think that Catholics pray to the saints, making the saints something like the pantheon of Greek or Roman gods, each with his/her own dominion. That’s not at all true. Instead, Catholics pray through the saints.

As human beings, it is impossible for us to fully comprehend what God is. To a certain extent, God will always be an alien, different being from us precisely because He is just that. Saints, on the other hand, were just people, like you and me. They had their weaknesses, the times when they slipped and fell, dark nights of doubt and despair — just like you and me. We can all relate to that.

13th Sat. in Ordinary Time: Renewing and Rising to the Call of the Kingdom

Reflection Written by Roy Brooks-Delphin

Like so many in the LGBTQ+ community, we are still mourning the loss of 49 lives in the massacre at Orlando. In my own moments of anger and grief, I found myself turning to music, and I was surprised by the amount of comfort I found in music specifically addressing the Orlando tragedy. The Psalms remind us that music can help us in sorting through life's  mysteries. Pslam 49:4 states: "I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre."