Can You Be Gay and Serve Within the Catholic Church?

A few weeks back, a petition was circulating social media sites regarding the firing of a theology teacher who had become engaged to her same-sex partner.  Naturally, countless people, both Catholics and non-Catholics, gladly signed the petition by which the … Continue reading

Wife and Mother First, Youth Minister Second: The Ups and Down of Life as a Married Youth Minister with Children

This past week, I had the opportunity to spend a day at a retreat center in northern Maryland, where I was able to do a little resting and recharging, as well as a lot of reflecting (and about an hour … Continue reading

Changing Traditions: When Children Enter the Picture during the Holidays

This past Friday, while we began the transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas in my parents’ house, Andrew and I found ourselves talking about Christmas traditions.  While we were dating, and even while we were engaged, we agreed that we would … Continue reading