Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Wild Reed's Year in Review

Part 4: October – December 2011

Following is a final selection of 2011 Wild Reed posts, the putting together of which I found particularly meaningful. Many of these posts have also generated the most comments from readers.

If you’ve yet to read these posts then I hope you'll take the time to do so. I also hope that the experiences and insights they convey will, in some way, resonate with you and encourage and inspire you on your journey.


October 2011

Rocking the Cradle of Power

Solar Brother

Responding to Whiny Catholic Bishops Who Cry Victim

Quote of the Day – October 7, 2011

Truth in (Satirical) Fiction

Frank Bruni on Portugal's "Big Gay Leap"

The Paradox of Dirk Bogarde

Autumn Hues

The Minneapolis (and Online) Premiere of Catholics for Marriage Equality

Progressive Perspectives on Archbishop Nienstedt's Anti-Gay Activism

Adventures in Mississippi River Bluff Country

A Hallowtide Reflection

A Visit from Raph

Out and About – October 2011

November 2011

Thomas Fox: "Our Gay and Lesbian Brothers and Sisters Have So Much to Teach Us"

Patrick Hornbeck on Why Good Catholics Are Challenging Church Line on Homosexuality

Jon Stevens: Still Bearing Testimony to Love and Hope

Quote of the Day – November 12, 2011

As the Last Walls Dissolve . . . Everything is Possible

Responding to the "Continued Harm Our Bishops Cause"

Just in Time for Winter: Kate Bush's 50 Words for Snow

Revolutionary Reconciliation

A Head and Heart Response to the Catholic Hierarchy's Opposition to Marriage Equality

A Musical Weekend

The Inspiring Zachary Quinto: "It is My Intention to Live an Authentic Life of Compassion and Integrity and Action"

Advent 2011: Thoughts and Reflections (Part 1)

"You and I Are One": Blessed Bernardo de Hoyos' Mystical Same-Sex Marriage to Jesus

Out and About – November 2011

December 2011

Thoughts on Archbishop Nichols' Support for Civil Unions

Dionne Warwick: "Being Human is What It's All About"

Marriage: "Part of What is Best in Human Nature"

Happy Birthday, Mum!

From Australia, "Possibly the Most Beautiful Ad for Marriage Equality"

Lanae Erickson on Taking a Lesson from Down Under

The "Gay Civil Unions" Approach of Some Within the Catholic Hierarchy: Too Little, Too Late

People of Faith Are on Both Sides of the "Marriage Amendment" Issue

Beyond the Hierarchy: The Blossoming of Liberating Catholic Insights on Sexuality (Part 4)

Advent 2011: Thoughts and Reflections (Part 2)

Rumi and Shams: A Love of Another Kind

Advent 2011: Thoughts and Reflections (Part 3)

Vanessa Redgrave: "She Has Greatness"

Another Time, Another Place . . .

Advent 2011: Thoughts and Reflections (Part 4)

A Christmas Message of Hope . . . from Uganda

What a Man! – Nick Youngquest

An Aussie Quiz

Doug Mataconis on the Bishops, Religious Freedom, and Living in a Civil Society

Out and About – December 2011

See also the previous post:
The Wild Reed's Year in Review: January – March 2011
The Wild Reed's Year in Review: April – June 2011
The Wild Reed's Year in Review: July – September 2011

Image: "Reeds" by Robert Morris (2003).

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