Marian apparitions are a curious matter to me, especially as a Methodist who was never taught about these mysterious incidents. Recently, the one apparition that I’ve focused on is the one in Medjugorge, Croatia, where Our Lady appeared to six different children, and revealed visions of heaven, hell and purgatory. Among the six children, not … Continue reading Medjugorge and the Tyranny of Memories
Manly Homophobes As I’ve mentioned in a few posts thus far, I’m a young gay man who has dealt with more than his fair share of homophobic harassers, all of them verbal, and many of them “manly” men. This has been a recurring issue in the last two years or so, and it’s taken a … Continue reading The Importance of Praying for Closeted Homophobes
Because I’m not a Catholic, approaching major Catholic icons such as the Blessed Mother Mary can feel odd at first. When I first began bonding with her, I really felt like I didn’t know what I was doing. But talking with the Mother of God, at least in my prayers, was truly soothing, and still … Continue reading The Blessed Mother Mary and Catharsis
As somebody who was raised Methodist, I am woefully ignorant on most angelic matters. In all sincerity, the only angel I even remotely heard of was Gabriel the Archangel, during the Christmas season. That changed when I was a junior in college. My fall semester of that year was a rough one, because in just … Continue reading Dreams of Michael the Archangel
This past October, God gave me an experience that helped me understand why suicide can't exclude anybody from His mercy.