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.
Rocking the Cradle of Power
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
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
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
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
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).