We Fall Down and Get Up... Conclusion

Click HERE to read Part 1 of this entry “Who Are You?”   In the early 00’s, my then-lover moved to San Francisco and I wept with sadness and joy. Ultimately all the things I was doing were for him.…


Finding My Spiritual Home

It was the summer of 2019, and I was at my first Courage Conference. I'd never expected to be able to attend a conference, with how far away it is (I live in Scotland) and the cost to attend. But…


A Father's Turmoil

My beloved wife has been encouraging me, an eighty-four-year-old father, to write my story for many years but sharing this about my son is very difficult for me. I feel I have been robbed of the love…


I Wanted My Retirement Years to Count

My almost 73 years as a Catholic priest have been exciting and challenging and joyous (with occasional heartbreak) but mostly filled with fun and wonder. 26+ of those years, at the invitation of…


A Turning Point

I have been involved with Courage for more than a decade, more than half of my priesthood, yet I never went looking for it or thought it would become my ministry.   Sometime in 2009, a Courage member…