Halo bangin’ to Slayer

What’s next? The BustedHalo.com mosh pit? An absolutely awesome column by Dave Nantais about Slayer’s new album on BustedHalo.com.A lot of my high school friends were metal-heads so I listened to a bit of this stuff growing up…not my thing really but I do think the lyrics of a lot of these songs are brilliant. […]

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Hijackers claimed to be protesting Pope’s comments.

From Reuters Today: “A Turkish airliner flying from Tirana to Istanbul has been hijacked and flown to Brindisi in southern Italy in an apparent protest against the Pope.” Soon after…. “The two hijackers of the Turkish Airlines flight that was forced to land in Italy on Tuesday have surrendered and will ask for political asylum, […]

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Off to the playoffs!

The baseball playoffs start today… Lucky me…my (now)main man, Kenneth Wright, spiritual director extrodinaire, has invited me to Game 1 of the Yanks/Tigers. I’ll be having a hot dog for dinner. Some background on my baseball past: I used to cover the home games for the Mets and the Yankees for both WFAN and then […]

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Pastoral vs Theoretical

Fr. Eugene Lauer had a curious comment during his after dinner comments at Fordham’s Garduate School of Religion and Religious Education dinner. He mentioned that the National Pastoral Life Center is not really interested in high fallutin theological theories…but rather, they are focused on how to serve people at a basic pastoral level. How do […]

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Fordham’s GSRRE Dinner

This was a lovely affair with over 225 people attending. Fr. Eugene Lauer of the National Pastoral Life Center provided after-dinner comments and accepted the Gaudium Et Spes Award on behalf of the deceased Msgr. Phil Murnion and the center. Jesuits Joe and Vin Novak were glowng and Dr. Jack Nelson, his wife Kathy and […]

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If it’s Saturday, I’m at Fordham

I’ll be teaching as a guest lecturer at Fordham today (Saturday, 9/30) on Millennial young adults for my mentor Dr. Kieran Scott. Later in the evening, I’ll also be attending the first annual Sapietia et Doctrina Awards Dinner for the Grad School of Religion and Religious Education. I’ve served on the committee for the event […]

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Pell: Young People Know Nothing About the Faith

Hat tip to Amy Welborn here for this piece from Cardinal Pell from Austrailia: Catholic Youth in Danger Pell points out that most young people do not know their faith or are, at the very least, confused by it. The real irony here is that we have the MOST theologically educated laity at this point […]

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Paulists Launch The Catholic World

A new internet retrieval has sprung from my bosses! The Catholic World Online is an internet journal at the intersection of faith and culture in North America. A project of the Paulist Fathers which once was an actual paper magazine that Paulist founder Isaac Hecker started, has the online magazine covering the issues from a […]

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Rudy Giuliani strikes a chord for balance

Rudy Giuliani stands up for Clinton…and states the obvious about whose fault 9-11 was. Good job outta him. From the AP: “The idea of trying to cast blame on President Clinton is just wrong for many, many reasons, not the least of which is I don’t think he deserves it,” Giuliani said in response to […]

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Fr. Roderick: Catholic Insider

Fr. Roderick from Daily Breakfast and Catholic Insider podcasts came by (all the way from The Netherlands!) yesterday. The guy’s got all the enthusiasm of a four year old child. An incredibly nice man. I was running late yesterday and found him on the street videotaping some of his famous “soundscaping” features (think walking tour). […]

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