Some Love


Indifference rests quietly alone in the universe while love, hate, and hurt rage tightly together elsewhere across safely defined demarcations. Some Love secretly yearns for rest but plunges deeply into the scramble of human emotions

From his childhood in Sicily as a Catholic altar boy through his latter days as a Mormon “saint,” Caldiero recalls in verse his emerging passion for performance and for the sensual liturgical marriage of physical space—the church or temple proper—with bodily space. This ritualized confluence of architectural structure, human bodies, images, movements, smells, and sounds affects him as much today as it did in the past. It is this memory of the religious ritual that keeps him striving for a poetic creation and richness that achieves a depth of symbolic meaning.


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July 2nd, 2015

Mormon News, June 29–July 2

MARRIAGE EQUALITY ROUNDUP In the wake of last Friday’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality, a number of stories about the LDS Church have emerged. Here are some key ones that may be of interest: 1) Mormon leaders sent a letter this week to be read to members in Sunday worship services reaffirming the church’s opposition to gay marriage. The letter emphasizes that marriage is ordained of God and between a man and a woman, but also stresses that LDS-owned buildings and LDS clergy are not to be used for or participate in same-gender weddings.


June 26th, 2015

Mormon News, June 22–26

In a 5–4 decision on Friday, June 26, the United States Supreme Court ruled that states may no longer ban same sex marriage, a ruling that makes marriage equality the law of the land. In a statement issued shortly after the announcement, the LDS church said that the decision “does not alter the Lord’s doctrine on marriage,” which the church defines as “a union between a man and a woman.” Time will tell if same-sex marriage will continue to be a major topic at general conferences or if the rhetoric in church meetings will further divide Mormons on either side of the issue. Same sex marriage first became legal in Utah in late December 2013, although they were...