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    A number of folks have complained that even though I have a digital camera, I haven't been using it enough. Thus I tried to take some pictures of the Godkids from Christmas Morning, 2005.

August 03, 2004

The Elephant At The Convention

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My latest is up at Godspy.

I agree with Kerry and the Democrats; America needs to start a conversation about our obligations toward the weak and underprivileged. But the Democratic Party’s unqualified support of abortion precludes that discussion.


July 26, 2004

The Speaking In Atlanta

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I travelled to Atlanta over part of the weekend to speak at Family Honor's Second Annual Confernence on the Theology of the Body. With me on the schedule were Christopher West and Mary Beth Bonacci along with other notables.

Overall I think the event went really well, starting on Friday night when the Atlanta Courage group allowed me to share some of their meeting and a meal with them afterward. I regret that the lateness of my flight and the complexities of getting to the conference hotel and checking in meant that I didn't experience as much of the meeting as I should have, but I experienced enough to let me see a healthy group poised to grow.

I thought the speaking in Atlanta went very well. I guess other the audience did too since they gave me a standing ovation, not because I speak that well but because I felt strongly the Holy Spirit breathing down my back in that address and I felt almost compelled to speak.

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July 12, 2004

Speaking In Atlanta

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Any of Sed Contra's 11 readers who live in the Atlanta, Georgia, area on July 24-25 might want to come to this conference and hear Christopher West, Mary Beth Bonacci, Deal Hudson and...remarkably, yours truly (how'd they let me in the door?!). I am speaking and taking questions twice on Saturday and will be available to meet any readers who might show up all day.

July 07, 2004

A Piece on Godspy

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For anyone interested, Godspy has up the first of what is planned to be series of columns from me.

Might singleness be lived with deeper goals in mind than having fun and accumulating stuff? You would never know it from reading or watching secular media. When DePaulo tried to articulate a list of more meaningful issues that might attract single females, she fell back on the argument that single women often have families these days and, anyway, single women want what everyone else wants—a list DePaulo defined as making a decent living, having affordable health care and enjoying retirement.

But Christianity doesn't share this narrow view of the purpose and meaning of human life, whether married or unmarried. Rather, Christianity calls Christians in all states of life to cooperate with God's grace in helping to build His Kingdom. Contrary to a popular bumper sticker, from Christianity's point of view the person who dies with the most toys stands a good chance of losing. But the man or woman who gives most freely and deeply—of their hearts, of their treasure, of their time and of their very selves, stands a greater chance of seeing God.


February 21, 2004

Joe Perez Reads Beyond Gay

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Well Joe Perez, the author of the Soulful Blogger and with whom I have had some correspondence in the past.

Joe has read my book Beyond Gay and posted up some thoughts about it. I guess it's a good thing that Joe doesn't think I'm evil (just teasing).

I guess some of my thoughts would include the observation that Joe put his comments up a "few moments" after having read the book and I think the book might spark more reflections later than it might at first.

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February 06, 2004

Are You An "Approved Speaker?"

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Wow. Coming back to posting in the web log after a while away feels like walking into a house that I have shut up for a season. Thanks again to my faithful twelve readers who have been so kind about keeping me in their minds, hearts and prayers as I have been away pressing my nose to the grindstone.

How about this picture, huh? Ain't she a beut? Actually, I don't know that she is a she, the picture identifier didn't say, but there is something about my perception of hippos that makes me think of them as female even if they are not. (And no, I am not making any allusion as to how I see females).

Actually, I chose a hippo for this picture because Father Benedict Groeschel C.F.R has long made the hippo his own personal icon for the Church. Visitors to his retreat center offices in New York occasionally comment on the statues of hippos that dot about the grounds or on furniture and Groeschel told an annual meeting of Courage one year that he chose the hippo because no other animal could match the hippo in size, awkwardness, imbalance, or foolishness of appearance; four qualities which often marked the Church's movement through the world.

Hippos have been on my mind lately because I have been contacted by a Catholic parish, one which shall remain nameless at least for now. It seems that the parish is relatively close to where I live and an education coordinator had struck upon the idea of having me come speak. I explained that I could be had as a speaker for relatively little money for parishes which were close and wouldn't need a lot of driving time and things seemed to be moving forward. And then this morning I got a somewhat cryptic question: "Our pastor would like us to check if you're on the 'approved speaker list' for the Archdiocese. I'll be checking their web site. Meanwhile, can you address this?"

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January 19, 2004

Speaking in Charleston SC

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On Thursday, Febuary 26, 2004, at 7:00 p.m, I will be speaking at the historic Randolph Hall, at the College of Charleston. The topic of the talk will be Beyond Gay: Finding Our Deepest Identity in Jesus Christ.

Topics covered will include hearing the voice of Christ when the world shouts, keeping our eyes on the prize and when the Saints Come Marching In. Hope to see you there.

January 14, 2004

Heads Up For Any Of My UK Readers

If any of my eight readers reside in the United Kingdom, they might be interested in a small pamphlet I have written called Christ Above All: The Church's Teaching on Same Sex Attraction. It is being published by the venerable Catholic Truth Society and, since I plan to review the proofs this evening, they appear to be getting close to having booklets in hand.

January 12, 2004

Zenit Interview

Yes, that is my name on Zenit and yes that is the same David Morrison.

For those interested, a link.

October 15, 2003

Wow, cool.

Eve Tushnet, whose mind is to mine as a bucket is to a juice glass, says her thinking has been shaped by my scribblings over here. Great. Now I can head out into in the rest of the day with a silly grin on my face.

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David Meets JPII

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    In November 1996, through a series of truly unexpected events, I met John Paul II, at a audience in Vatican City. I have not generally told many people about this meeting; in part becuse I have been embarassed by how much I have been blessed and because I have regretted not having matured even more from the experience of grace the meeting represented. But now John Paul's days with us in the flesh may be numbered and I can feel more patience with and compassion for the man I was then. I have also come to recognize that letting more people know about this meeting is part of of accepting its importance in my life.

My Family In Christ

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    Mike and Dian are among the key people in my life. They are among my best friends and their first born, Brinnaria, is my first Godchild. These are photos we took while on vacation together on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in May, 2003.