By Tom Gilson, The Stream - Does she look at all like a man to you? Do you have permission to ask yourself that question?.. Dr. Rachel Levine is Joe Biden’s nominee for assistant secretary of health. Her position is of no matter at the moment, other than the fact that her photo is so much in the news; and neither is her gender, not in this discussion at any rate. My question is what you are allowed to think when you see her.
Complicit Clergy - Fr. Robert Altier uses Paul's letter to the Hebrews to encourage us to remain faithful to God especially in times of persecution which will no doubt be coming as we face the darkness that is descending upon our nation.
By Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky, The Catholic Thing - Divisive politics seems to poison every aspect of contemporary life. So there is an urgent need to reconsider what it would mean if what we were to seek is not an illusory political “unity,” but what true public harmony depends upon: Christian brotherhood... When we say brother, the immediate, literal meaning usually comes to mind: He is my brother, by blood. If we are thinking about the brotherhood of mankind, our thoughts are typically more abstract, often sentimental aspirations.
Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word - Mark 6:1-6 - He went away from there and came to his own country; and his disciples followed him. And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue; and many who heard him were astonished, saying, "Where did this man get all this? What is the wisdom given to him? What mighty works are wrought by his hands! Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon ....