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Chris Damian
Catholicism, (homo)sexuality, creativity, race, philosophy, theology, law
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  • Newsletter #12: a look at the last six months
    03 Jan 2022 • 9 min read • 2 0
    Welcome to 2022! Here’s what’s in the first newsletter for the year: The last six months in writing Recorded conversations The essays What I read in 2021 The rest of life Thanks The last six months in...
  • Subscriber preview: Scott Herr on his experience in conversion therapy
    03 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read
    In this recorded conversation, I talk with Scott Herr about his experience in conversion therapy. Herr was referred to Joseph Nicolosi (considered by many to be the “father of conversion therapy”) by ...
  • Newsletter #11: deconstruction in Advent
    21 Dec 2021 • 10 min read
    Happy Tuesday! Here’s what else is in the newsletter today: The blasphemous George Floyd icon On trolls Catholicism and conversion therapy: a recorded conversation What I’m reading: Fleming Rutledge’s...
  • Catholicism and conversion therapy: how I survived
    14 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    I had a conversation recently with Christopher Dowling on conversion therapy and the Catholic Church. In the previous episode, Christopher shared the story of his Catholic upbringing, as a youth group...
  • Subscriber preview: Catholicism and conversion therapy part 2
    07 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    I had a conversation recently with Christopher Dowling on conversion therapy and the Catholic Church. In the previous episode, Christopher shared the story of his Catholic upbringing, as a youth group...
  • Conversion therapy and Catholicism: a conversation with Christopher Dowling
    07 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 1 2
    Today, I’m sharing the first part of a recorded conversation with Christopher Dowling, a former NET missionary, a graduate of the University of Dallas, an ex-seminarian, and a conversion therapy survi...
  • Our Archdiocesan Synod's missed opportunities
    30 Nov 2021 • 13 min read • 1 6
    Last week, The Catholic Spirit published my letter to the editor on “missed opportunities” during the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis’s Archdiocesan Synod. Because the letter was limited to ...
  • Newsletter #10: a complicated Thanksgiving
    23 Nov 2021 • 11 min read • 1 0
    Happy Tuesday! Here’s what else is in the newsletter today: Thanksgiving? Or Day of Mourning? On institutional abuse: creating the paper trail Brief thoughts on the Rittenhouse verdict Survivorship bi...
  • Victims, Perpetrators, and the Perspective of the Church
    16 Nov 2021 • 14 min read • 2 0
    TLDR: Freeman distinguishes between the “perpetrator perspective” and the “victim perspective.” When harm occurs, the perpetrator perspective focuses on the isolated individual who did the harm and re...
  • Newsletter #9: My parents' friends who died of AIDS
    09 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 2 0
    Happy Tuesday! Here’s what’s in the newsletter today: Sex, power, and the Church Academia, entertainment, activism, and social change Processing our Archdiocesan synod What I’m reading: Hidden Mercy: ...
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