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A Blessed Easter to All

By | March 23, 2008

Christ has risen! Someday we will all rise at the resurrection of the dead! I note that my blog continues to be highly ignored. From reading it myself, it makes sense. It’s really not all that interesting. Unfortunately, I don’t have that “public relations” knowledge that would do anything to make it more popular. And,… Read More »

It’s Free

By | March 7, 2008

A new venture called Hulu provides some old TV shows. I’ve been watching episodes of “The Bob Newhart Show” via VeohTV free with limited commercial interruptions. The show was something of a childhood favorite for me. I notice that there is a definite lack of certain things on most sitcoms, regardless of the era. There… Read More »

Bad News

By | September 30, 2007

If you know where to look, you can find news on some awful things going on around the world. The Myanmar situation is the tip of the iceberg. For instance, there has been a war in Sri Lanka since 1983. 1983! Imagine living in a war zone for 24 years, and the fighting continues. Did… Read More »

What about the Congo?

By | September 24, 2007

There is such awful news about what is going on the Congo, but the US media does not seem very interested. It’s not important enough? It’s not going to boost ratings? It’s definitely something to pray about. Lord, bless the refugees.

New Format

By | January 16, 2007

My blog is undergoing major renovation. I think I’ve found a theme I like. The second semester at Franciscan Univeristy is now in full swing. The students are starting to find out how much homework they are going to have.

Return to Steubenville

By | January 13, 2007

I recently returned from a mission trip to the Lord’s Ranch in Vado, New Mexico.  It was a great experience. Here’s a little about Fr. Richard Thomas, SJ, who founded the Lord’s Ranch.  This is taken from his obituary (he died last year). "In 1964 he was appointed executive director of Our Lady’s Youth Center… Read More »

A non-blogging Christmas.

By | December 28, 2006

I had a rather quiet Christmas in Washington, D.C.  Yes… quiet.  Our house is surrounded by Catholic University, which is quiet right now with most of the students gone.  Now, I’m back in Steubenville. I think this Tom Wiesner fellow has some promise as a musician.  His style is more relaxed than the sort of… Read More »

Some Classic Catholic Books Online

By | December 18, 2006

Here are some books you can read online at Google Books: Martyrs of the Coliseum by Rev. A. J. O’Reilly The Future Life by Rev. Joseph C. Sasia, S.J. Mary:  The Perfect Woman by Emily Mary Shapcote Stories of the Saints:  Saints of the Early Church by M.F.S. Life of the Venerable Anna Maria Taigi… Read More »


By | December 18, 2006

The quality which makes a reader master of the secret of books is primarily of the soul, and only secondarily of the mind ; and to get the deepest and sweetest out of literature one must read with the heart. A book read with the mind only is skimmed ; true reading involves the imagination… Read More »

Amazing facts!

By | December 16, 2006

Odd trivia note:  the same guy that played Uncle Rico in Napolean Dynamite played Lazlo Hollyfield in Real Genius (Jon Gries).  I would never have guessed this. Ok.  That’s all for now.

The Heat Wave Continues

By | December 14, 2006

The semester has ended, but it certainly looks a lot like fall around here–not Christmas. The postulants are leaving for vacation.  I’m staying around, but going to our house in Washington, DC, for Christmas. I recently talked about the book Fabiola by Cardinal Wiseman during a homily.  Hopefully I will help some students to discover… Read More »


By | December 11, 2006

This is certainly a mild winter here in Steubenville. I can go outside without a jacket during the day! Although I’m not taking any official retreat during Advent, the house will be rather quiet after the postulants go on vacation. There will be something of a retreat-like experience here. As Dr. D’Ambrosio says, Advent is… Read More »


By | December 3, 2006

Explaining Mary as Co-redemptrix is not an easy task. To co-operate is clearly to operate with, and often not at an equal level. However, people think of terms like co-chair, which refers to two equal chairs. It’s important to remember that the original meaning is "with" and has no implied sense of equality. An article… Read More »


By | November 24, 2006

We had a decent Thanksgiving dinner with lots of leftovers. It’s mighty quiet.  Many students are gone A TOR sister professes her first vows tomorrow.