Friday, May 1, 2015

GARY's Brother sent this to me. . . as commentary. Thank you , Allan.

Allan Kelly has left a new comment on your post "The Latest. . . .from TX GREG. . . .": 

Hi I'm Gary's older brother Allan and am sorry to confirm that Gary passed away on Sunday 19 April 2015 at Alma Age Care Taree. He was single and had no family.He had 2 brothers , myself and John Kelly, both in our 80's. I arranged for his funeral which was held on 23 April in a crematorium chapel in Taree. He was very sick with cancer for many months and I feel his passing was a happy release. My email address is akelly1@bigpond.net.au 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Latest. . . .from TX GREG. . . .

Hey Justin,
 
TX Greg here, I was hoping you could please forward this to jimm as I can't find a email anywhere. We all lost one awesome old dude as Cody you to say. (Justin please let me know you did get this and it didn't end up in the spam box)
 
Jimm, I wanted to reach out and thank you so much for alerting me of the post in Gary's guest book from Mary Kelly. That was quite clever that you sent that via Cody's guest book which does send me a auto reply to my box. When I first saw that post with only RIP I was in total shock and disbelief. At first I thought that had to be fake, as her post was on the 19th and Anna had just wrote me the 22nd. Anna's mail that day was she was still trying to find home care and was fixing to leave on holiday Saturday. I emailed Anna Sunday of that postand she frantically made calls to the nursing home. Because she was not "family" they wouldn't release any more details other than he did pass. It's been quite upsetting here on this end not knowing any of that, perhaps just for some closure. Hoping when Anna gets off holiday she can somehow get more info.
 
Thank you again Jimm & Justin
 
GREG

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

GARY has gone home. . . it seems. . . .

The link to this was sent to me this morning. . . so I pass it on. . .

JustinO

the WAFFLE page
April 27, 2015. TX Greg here. I received the news this morning from Anna that Gary did pass away weekend before last and we're still trying to gather more info. I've just been sitting here in front of the comp crying all day lost for words. Anna helped with a few...
"And write a nice message to him from everyone about all the years we've got to spend with him and he has become a part of our families. Then end with its not over yet Gary now you can see all of Australia with the best view in the house! Can't wait to catch up with you one day. We will all see him again one day. He is finally at peace and gets to spy on everyone!"

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Cardinal says Church MUST abandon harmful treatment of GLBT people.

https://newwaysministryblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/cardinal-church-must-abandon-harmful-approaches-to-lesbiangay-people/

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

NEW VIDEO PRODUCED BY NYC LGBT CATHOLIC COMMUNITY

New video produced by members of the NYC LGBT community

https://newwaysministryblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/11/new-video-focuses-on-lgbt-catholics-owning-our-faith/

At the end of this article is a link to click on to view the documentary.  I think it is well done, non-whiny, good sense.  I hope it receives the wide circulation it deserves. 

justin o'shea
 gay catholic 

Monday, February 16, 2015

A PRAYER FOR BOSTON


A Prayer for Boston:
Almighty God, who made the green grass on the Fenway, the blue waters of Dorchester Bay and the tan sands on the Cape, we have a simple prayer: Enough with the snow already. Whatever mysterious point you're making about endurance, or patience or your own awesome power, we get it: we've endured, we're plenty patient and we get that you can do the snow thing. And we know that you know the old joke (since you know everything) about how if the Pilgrims landed in Florida first this part of the country would never have been settled, ha ha, but we love it here. We love the spring, especially on Boston Common. We love the Fall, especially in the suburbs. And we love the summer, especially on Cape Cod, on Cape Anne and on the South Shore. We love all those beautiful parts of your world. But we've had it with the snow. I mean, have you looked out my window? So we'd like to ask you to stop sending us the snow. And, just to be clear, when we say snow we also mean freezing rain, sleet, black ice, any kind of flurries and that new creation of yours thundersnow, We promise we'll be good during Lent, we'll be kind to one another, and won't ask for another thing, at least until the Red Sox start to play. Amen.

fr. James Martin, S.J. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

February 14, 2015



       To All You Lovers  ~~~

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY . . .

          
           MAY WE ALL APPRECIATE THE LOVES IN OUR LIVES

            
            AND KEEP ON STRIVING TO BE GOOD LOVERS . . . .  .


             
             
             AND TO ALL OF YOU IN THE NORTHEAST WITH COLD

              BLIZZARD DAY(S) AND YET MORE SNOW AND THE 

               DANGERS FROM THE HIGH WINDS ALONG THE COAST

               LET YOUR LOVE KEEP YOU WARM AND SAFE !

               LOADS OF LOVE ACROSS THE MILES. . . .

                
                       Justin