Friday, September 30, 2005

Beyond Gay

In a post yesterday about Get Religion's article on the ethics of using anonymous gay priests as sources for articles about the upcoming visitation, Amy Welborn plugs David Morrison's book Beyond Gay, which describes Morrison's conversion from being a gay man to a celibate, "same-sex attracted" man.

What a thrill it was to read the book's introduction, penned by my bishop, Charles Chaput.

Here's an excerpt from the Archbishop's intro:

"Suffering can bend and break us. But it can also break us open to become the persons God intended us to be. It depends on what we do with the pain. If we offer it back to God, He will use it to do great things in us and through us, because suffering is fertile. It can grow new life."

We sure are blessed here in Denver.