Some time back I stumbled upon this blog, written by a Steve Gershom, a man who identified himself as a same-sex attracted Catholic seeking to live faithfully the Church's teaching. If I recall correctly, I was looking for resources on a problem that is becoming huge: the addiction to Internet porn; and either from someone else's link, or a Google search, I came upon something this fellow had written.
Since then, I've been checking back as he continues to share his life's journey. He writes about his friends, his work, his personal problems, his spiritual wrestling, his sins, and above all, his faith. Our Faith.
As I've been cleaning up my links, I thought, why don't I add this? I've been very impressed with Mr. Gershom. He's candid about his life in a way that is enlightening for those who haven't shared his experiences and struggles, and must be encouraging for those who do. One of the things I have noticed is that he has good friends who know him and love him, and from his writings, they are a huge strength to him. At least one of them is a priest, who hears his confessions and helps him stay anchored in Christ.
I've never met Mr. Gershom, but that would be nice if it happens. In the meantime, I am continuing to read his site, and I hope you will check it out as well.
(Note: someone may take issue with my terminology, particularly in my headline. I understand that a lot of the terms we use are ideologically loaded. But first, Mr. Gershom uses the term himself; moreover, some headlines will garner more Google attention than others; and if that helps to bring some folks here, and then to Mr. Gershom's site, I think that's worthwhile.)