Father Paul is a semi-retired, simple parish priest pleading the case for God and the people of God.

  • I’ve been a priest for almost 42 years in the Episcopal Church. This church allows plenty of room for conscience, thought, questions and inquiry. I have my doubts like lots of folks, but I’ve also discovered the power of the love of God both for me and for God’s people. So I set out on this journey a long time ago and am eager to share it with you.

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  • When Jesus lived among us there were no distinctions. He recruited anyone interested in following him. Whether they were rich or poor, fishermen, tax collectors, prostitutes, lepers, the blind, the halt and outcasts of all sorts, he taught them all that there was a special place in God’s love for everyone.

Recent Posts

  • A Prayer for Jimmie

    Some funerals are especially memorable. The family gathered yesterday for a young man whose untimely death touched us especially deeply. Here is what happened. Read more here.

  • Angels

    The ongoing battle between good and evil is underway. There are those forces within us that are creative and redemptive. There are also those forces that seek to destroy. On the Feast Day of Michael and All Angels, we celebrate the “slaying of the dragon”…namely, the destructive forces within. Read more.

  • Once in a Blue Moon

    The moon was magnificent on Friday July 31, 2015. I cannot help but stand in awe of such events as these. Here are some reflections on that glorious moment, 8:03pm at moonrise. Once in a Blue Moon It is a rarity but it does happen. Once every 30 months astronomers tell us. The reference is […]

  • Is There a God?

    It is a haunting question for those of us who believe, but it must be asked. Here follows just one reply;   Not long ago I had lunch with a dear friend, someone I have known since seminary days. We have always been able to be honest with one another and our friendship runs very […]

  • God Bless America?

    On the 4th of July I put this question to our congregation; God Bless America? If I were to say to you; “God Bless America”, what version of America would come to you mind? Would it be a Republican or Democratic version? A Conservative or Liberal version? Would there be a free market or fair […]

  • Marriage Equality, Health Care and The Beloved of God

    And thanks be to God, that would be YOU! As a long time and outspoken advocate of the poor and for marriage equality, I greet the recent decisions of the Supreme Court with joy! Not everyone will. God knows that in the world of “faith” there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth over these […]

  • A Church that Embraces All People

    There are now no barriers to ordination. The Episcopal Church in recent years has embraced the teachings of Jesus by opening its ordained and lay leadership to men and women of all races, and in all conditions of life, whether divorced, single, gay or straight.

    There are no barriers to membership. We have embraced ALL people who seek to love Jesus with all their hearts souls and minds. And now we welcome you and those you love to the household of God. As a Priest in the Episcopal Church I too embrace the teachings of Jesus!

  • Everything You Need to Know About Sex in Order to Get to Heaven – By Father Paul Bresnahan


    A lighthearted, whimsical satire that is dead serious and downright poignant too. This is a book whose eye- catching title suggests that it is time for the church and the culture around it to grow up a bit and recognize the facts for what they are.

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