Archive for the ‘personal’ Category

But I think it’s important anyway. The liturgical reform that Benedict has (searching for the right word…) begun? instituted? inspired? makes me a little weary. Not because I think the grass is as green as the ordinary time vestments and we don’t need change, in fact we do. I admit that, and I have no […]

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The Harbinger of DOOM That’s what D, my coworker, and I have nicknamed one of the bosses The Harbinger of DOOM! It seems so fitting a name for him. I don’t even want to talk about it, but either way I slice it, my job is not super secure at the moment. I’m going to […]

I want kids. A startling realization for me, in part because I now want kids almost as much as I want my PhD. Which, five years ago would have been unheard of, and five months ago was still pretty much a non-starter. Forgive the randomness that I’m sure will ensue here, but that’s what happens […]

When I was in high school, it must have been my sophomore year; I really wanted to be Catholic. But, my parents’ parish, Grade School Parish (GSP), just wasn’t cutting it. There was no youth group, and I’d known the priest since I was 9, and suddenly that just wasn’t cool anymore. Not that it […]



My ‘patent-pending’ brand of humor, the reason people read our shop newsletter, usually contains some cynicism. Lately the cynicism has been so overwhelming I can’t even write the newsletter. I don’t want to be that cynical. A little goes a long way.

I’ve decided that anything I post about prayer from now on will share this title. Why? Because I’m on a quest to find prayer I can say routinely and regularly and contributes to my growth as a theologian and a Catholic. I sucked it up and ordered Christian Prayer from Amazon. It came with the […]