Last night some friends gathered at my home in St. Paul to wish me bon voyage.
Right: With Phil.
Above (from left): Freeman, John, Brigid, Bernie, and Kathleen.
Left: Mary and John.
Above: Sitting second from left with (from right)Paul, Rick, and Brian.
Right: Ken, Carol, Kate, and Brian.
Above: Babs and Kathleen.
Left: With Paula Ruddy and Bernie Rodel. All three of us serve as co-chairs of the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform.
Above (from left): Freeman Noelle, Kathleen, and Phil.
Above (from left): Kate, Jane, Eileen, Bernie, and John.
Above: With my dear friend Rita.
On Friday, December 4, I attended a Christmas party for members and friends of the organization I work for, the Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities (CPCSM), and its two projects - Catholic Rainbow Parents and The Progressive Catholic Voice. Following are a few photos from this gathering.
Above (from left): Paula, Michael, and Gretchen.
Above: Tom and Gretchen Murr, who graciously hosted the CPCSM/Rainbow Catholic Parents/Progressive Catholic Voice Christmas party.
Above: Georgia Mueller and Mary Lynn Murphy - both mothers of gay sons and co-founding members of the Catholic Rainbow Parents. Mary Lynn also served for many years as president of CPCSM.
Above: David McCaffrey (left), co-founder of CPCSM, and his partner Michael Douglas. (For David’s recollections on the founding of CPCSM, click here.)
Above: Paul Fleege and Paula Ruddy.
Paul serves on the CPCSM board and for many years was the organization's treasurer. Paula is a co-founder and regular contributor to The Progressive Catholic Voice.
Above: Mary Beckfeld, co-founding member of Catholic Rainbow Parents, CPCSM board member, and former CPCSM president.
Above (back row): Tom, Gretchen, Conrad, Georgia, and Mary Lynn. Front row: Teresa, Brigid, and Mary.
See also the previous Wild Reed post:
Australia Bound (2006)