In today's newsletter: how the "Side B" project failed, Spiritual Friendship and Notre Dame's Institute for Church Life, and how McGrew brought to mind…
That happiness you never really wanted for me... I can want it for myself.

February 2023

I suspect that one reason why prison abolition is so hard for many Catholics to grasp is because so many Catholics struggle to face the reality of the…
It’s likely that the ability of Anatrella and other Church leaders to abuse arose, in part, because of the ex-gay narrative that they furthered.

January 2023

For the majority of the Church’s history, detailed “official teachings” of the universal Church on matters like sexuality simply didn’t exist.
This is not an essay aimed an innocence. It is an essay aimed at escape.

December 2022

Thanks to all you readers and supporters!
In this newsletter: a prayer podcast, from philosophy to business, reintegrative therapy, and more
Church teaching is like a brick: it can be used to build a home, or it can be used to smash windows.
In this newsletter: my changing approach to social media, Substack's chat feature, the end of the social media age, and more

November 2022

Anthony Veasna So certainly has views about how the world does and should work. But he doesn't write social theory. He writes life.
In this newsletter: the Club Q shooting and Christian persecution, discussing tragedy at work, Thanksgiving, and Brené Brown.