Steve Gershom 3.0

1 month ago with 9 comments in Uncategorized
New theme for the blog means, among other things: Improved readability, especially on mobile devices “live search” function — try typing in the search bar on the home page to see what I mean Probably a bunch of bugs that I don’t know about yet I hope you like it! Feel free to leave feedback in the comments.

Podcast: Ramblings Of a Crazy Face

1 month ago with no comments in Uncategorized
That’s the name of Leticia Adams’  radio show. Leti was kind enough to have me on the show last night. In case you missed it, you can hear and download the podcast here. A few things we covered: Thoughts on the recent and much-comboxified conference, Welcoming and Accompanying Our Brothers and Sisters with Same-Sex Attraction Why it’s a good thing that we’re all ...

Interview: Leticia Ochoa Adams

1 month ago with no comments in Uncategorized
[EDIT: We got the time wrong! I’ve modified it below from 10pm, which was wrong, to 11pm, which is right.] Tomorrow (Wednesday 9/2/15) I’ll be on the air with Leticia Ochoa Adams. The show is “Ramblings of a Crazy Face”, the time is 11pm EST, the address is If you have to miss it, the podcast will be up at Breadbox too. See you there! Except I ...

Interview: Homosexuality, Suffering, and Coming Out

2 month ago with 4 comments in Uncategorized
John Paul Shimek of Catholic World Report interviewed me after the recent Courage conference. An excerpt: CWR: Some people seem to want the issue of homosexuality to go away. A good gay Catholic is a closeted gay Catholic, according to them. How can we welcome and accompany those people? What have you learned about how to deal with those people? Prever: With questions like this, I always try ...

To Whom Shall We Go?

2 month ago with 12 comments in Uncategorized
From today’s Gospel: From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him. “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve. Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.” – John 6:66-68 “To whom shall ...

A Nice Stink

11 month ago with 50 comments in Uncategorized
Dear Readers, It’s a Saturday night, I’m at the coffee shop, and the girl at the open mic is singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time Of the Year,” which is a lie because it’s winter, and winter is not summer. Have I ever told you how much I hate winter? And bad sopranos? Anyway, it’s as good a time as any to tell you where I’ve been for the last ...

Beyond the Misconceptions About Depression

1 year ago with 10 comments in Uncategorized
Reader E.V. sends along an interview with Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, author of The Catholic Guide to Depression. I haven’t read the book yet, but this is the second time it’s been recommended to me, and the interview is full of gems of good sense. On overspiritualizing the problem: I think most therapists have had the experience of Christian patients who prematurely ‘spiritualized’ what ...

Wednesday Tweet Digest, Vol. 10

1 year ago with 2 comments in Uncategorized
The best (according to me) tweets I have twitted over the course of the previous week or so, as a momentary stay against the essential evanescence of twitter. I just did a quick Alt + Tab so the random cafe passerby would see that I was actually writing, and definitely not on facebook at all. — Joseph Prever (@stevegershom) September 12, 2014 The safest thing is to limit yourself to ...

Interpretive Overdrive: A Checklist For Neurotic Introverts

1 year ago with 18 comments in Uncategorized
Good working definition for a neurotic: someone whose Interpretive Faculty is perpetually on overdrive. Observe, gentle reader: Normal person in the car:Hey, I know this song. [enjoys, sings along badly] Neurotic in the car: Should I turn on my Aphex Twin CD? But I’ve been wondering lately whether I am losing sight of how to appreciate beauty, so maybe listening to Aphex right now will ...

Free StupiDoodled Bad Poems, This Month Only!

1 year ago with no comments in Uncategorized
A StupiDoodle is a bad, stupid picture that I make for my Patreon backers. Some of them are better than others, but they are all bad and they are all stupid. Anyhow, Amos J. Hunt and I have a special deal this month. Remember Amos J. Hunt, of the Grackle? Well, here is the deal: Anyone who follows both Amos and me on Patreon this month will get a customized collaboration from both of us. He ...