Archive for July, 2012

July 27, 2012


One of the standard jokes is that if your mother is Jewish or Catholic, you are destined to a life of her making you feel guilty for everything. Well, my mother was neither Catholic nor Jewish and did not make her children feel guilty. She taught us right from wrong and when we did make the wrong choice, shaming us or making us feel guilty was never part of the final equation of learning a lesson. Only later in life did I truly appreciate her effective, gentile and sublime way of raising us.

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July 15, 2012


“He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone.” (John 8:7) These are the words of Jesus confronting those wanting to stone a woman caught committing adultery. Jesus is asked for his advice on the matter by those ready to follow the law of Moses, and throw stones at the woman. “Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?” (John 8:5)

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July 1, 2012


It is rare for Orthodox Christians to praise the actions of the Roman Catholic Church, and also rare for a gay man to praise the actions of a Roman Catholic priest, but here I go…

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