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Mental Health and the Priesthood, in honor of Blogging Against Disablism Day

I am a priest and I live with depression.

I am a priest and there are days when it takes every spare ounce of energy I have to not drive over the guardrail on the bridge.

I am a priest and I have been institutionalized.

I am a priest and I once tried to kill myself.

I am a priest and I have told no one these things are true. Continue reading

Blogging Against Disablism 2010 + May Day

Just wanted to give you a heads up that a post about the priesthood and mental illness is coming on Saturday.  This is part of the Blogging Against Disablism Day.  Join in if you feel so moved!

May 1 is also May Day.  Please, please, please (God is begging you) find your local protest – many are being organized in response to the horrible, disgusting Arizona immigration law SB1070.

In case you need something to put on your sign:

Deuteronomy 1:17-19

17 For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. 18 He defends the cause of the orphan and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing. 19 And you are to love those who are aliens, for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt.