I don’t get around to posting on this blog very often. Blogging, at least in the way I tried to use it, is mostly a thing of the past now, replaced by social media. I hope to replace this blog with a new website soon. I do tweet regularly, so you can find me there on a more frequent basis.
But this morning I updated the list of my published articles on the ARTICLES tab to include a few that have been published in the last couple of months:
“In 1918, this American Catholic accepted a death sentence rather than go to war,” America, September 22, 2017. (This is on Ben Salmon, and it also includes some important and fascinating insights about the Church’s just war tradition.)
“The pope who confronted the French Revolution,” OSV Newsweekly, September 13, 2017. (This is on pope Pius VI, whose 300th birthday Pope Francis will mark on October 1. It also draws some interesting connections about a Catholic’s committment to his or her faith and how that related to one’s committments to one’s nation.)
“Our Lady brings ‘Good Help’ to Wisconsin,” OSV Newsweekly, August 16, 2017. (This is about the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, the site of the only approved Marian apparition in the U.S. She appeared there to a recent immigrant to the U.S. who, it’s interesting to note, had not yet learned English.)