“Gay, Catholic and Doing Fine”

| March 11, 2016

Picture courtesy of Elizabeth Kerin. 

 

Steve Gershom ( a pseudonym), is the man behind a blog titled “Gay, Catholic and Doing Fine”. In it, he describes his life as a devout, Church-teaching obeying Catholic man who happens to have same-sex attractions. In a recent talk at the University of Dallas (which is available as a three part series), he describes his journey into the Catholic Church and his belief and appreciation for her teachings, even the most challenging ones. In his words:

“When I say I’m Catholic, what I mean by that is what I think most of you mean by it. I mean that I believe the Church is guided by the Holy Spirit, and that the Holy Spirit protects her from all error in matters of faith and morals. In other words, I accept the teaching of the Church on all matters of faith and morals, even when I find that teaching uncomfortable, or difficult, or opaque.

But I want to go further than that and tell you, my relationship with the Church is not a sort of grit-your-teeth-and-obey relationship. I love the Church. I love her so much that I wish everyone I knew was inside. I love her so much mainly because I love the Eucharist. I think you could almost say that the Eucharist is the Church — it’s where God meets man, and it’s how we stay connected to Christ, who is the vine to our branches.” 

For more of Gershom’s writing, click here.