I now have a defense date for my dissertation: October 22nd. The end is in sight. I’ve started a new tai chi class. While the teacher at the Y under whom I’ve been studying for about a year is quite good, the class itself was a little frustrating in that
Officially approved to be released today is that ten sisters and the chaplain will indeed be received into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church next Thursday, September 3rd. The timeline for the chaplain’s ordination into the Roman priesthood is still on the fuzzy side due to communication between various
The Italian National Liturgical Week this year will be on penance/confession/reconciliation. Here’s a snippet of the official letter sent by the pope’s Secretary of State to the Italian head of the Liturgical Week: In this connection, in a message sent to the participants in the recent 20th course on the
Released today from our testers in the 0-7 age range. Of the contenders the winner and still most requested venue for high liturgy is (drum-roll please…) St Paul’s K-Street! Mt Calvary receives an honorable mention in the coffee-hour category. Of course, we also haven’t hit All Souls or Ascension &
I finally sent off what I hope will be the text of my defense draft of my dissertation. Of course, I still need to fix some footnotes, recheck the bibliography, clean up the ModE of the sermons, etc. but the text proper is done. Unless he doesn’t like my corrections…
For those like me whose heart yearns towards a monastery but whose vocation is found in wife and family, Br. Stephen’s observations on his first year as a Cistercian novice are a fascinating set of insights into a life that we’ll only ever know from the outside.
AKMA points to a brief yet very interesting post on the future of Higher Ed given the realities of communication in the Internet Age. My response is: well…no. Learning is more than either the note-taking process or the data accumulation process especially when it comes to the formation of informed
(I’m still “away” but I couldn’t let this go unremarked…) From the Independent by way of TOD, bls and Dean Knisely: Thousand of protesters took to the streets, waving the orange flags of the opposition. Before long, looting began. Buildings were set on fire. But the turning point came when
I’m only formalizing here what’s already happened… I’m not going to be around much for the next few weeks. I’m making the last big push to finish up the dissertation (!!), have a large conference presentation in October that I haven’t begun an adequate start on yet, and have some
My new piece is up at the Cafe and I need to thank Caelius, M, and Lee for their help and inspiration on it, even if it was unintentional or unintended.