Sunday, October 5, 2014

Via JMG: HomoQuotable - Frank Bruni

"Repeatedly over the last year and a half, I’ve written about teachers in Catholic schools and leaders in Catholic parishes who were dismissed from their posts because they were in same-sex relationships and — in many cases — had decided to marry. Every time, more than a few readers weighed in to tell me that these people had it coming. If you join a club, they argued, you play by its rules or you suffer the consequences. Oh really? The rules of this particular club prohibit divorce, yet the pews of many of the Catholic churches I’ve visited are populous with worshipers on their second and even third marriages. They walk merrily to the altar to receive communion, not a peep of protest from a soul around them. They participate fully in the rituals of the church, their membership in the club uncontested. The rules prohibit artificial birth control, and yet most of the Catholic families I know have no more than three children, which is either a miracle of naturally capped fecundity or a sign that someone’s been at the pharmacy." - Frank Bruni, writing for the New York Times.

Reposted from  Joe Jervis

Via JMG: Engage!

Via Reddit: "I proposed to my boyfriend yesterday on the bridge of the Enterprise, he said yes and I couldn't be happier." (Tipped by JMG reader Ray)

Reposted from  Joe Jervis

Via Daily Kos / FB:

Flower of the Day: 10/05/14

"Devotion is love in its most refined form. Devotion is when we become lovers of the Supreme, lovers of life itself. Devotion happens when the love within us can manifest in this way, establishing communion with the Holy Spirit. This communion feeds us, forming a benign circle. Therefore, it is true to say that love is sufficient unto love."
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma

Call It By Its Right Name | October 5, 2014

If you know a view as a view, you can be free of that view. If you know a thought as a thought, you can be free of that thought. 
- Zoketsu Norman Fischer, “Beyond Language”