Category: Church

  • Magellan: My Trip Around The World

    Magellan: My Trip Around The World

    I’ve been with Automattic for nearly 11 years. The company is fully distributed, so there are no offices, but we have regular meetups and in-person events. I’ve been to quite a few places worldwide, including across the US, Canada, Italy, Spain, Ireland, the Dominican Republic, Belize, Montenegro, The Netherlands, and so forth. This month, I…

  • Statement on Frank Pavone

    Statement on Frank Pavone

    News broke that that Vatican has removed from the clerical state (e.g. defroked) Frank Pavone. Pavone is most known for founding “Priests for Life” as a pro-life group, which has been extreme in some tactics—including a video with an aborted child on a “table that is sometimes used for Mass”, the explanation he gave when…

  • Bible in the Year

    Bible in the Year

    Just a quick note that to help my spiritual growth, I’ve started the Bible in the Year podcast with Fr. Mike Schmitz as my Lectio Divina. It’s about 20 minutes a day. I’ve read the New Testament, but my Old Testament exposure is… not great. Beyond the psalms as part of my daily Liturgy of…

  • St. John Lateran

    St. John Lateran

    Today is the feast day of the Dedication of the Archbasilica Cathedral of the Most Holy Savior and Saints John the Baptist and John the Evangelist at the Lateran, or far more commonly known, the Dedication of St. John Lateran.

  • Oblation Scheduled

    Oblation Scheduled

    God willing, I will make my final oblation to St. Meinrad’s Monastery on June 4, 2022 at the Archabbey Church in Indiana. What? What is all this? St. Meinrad’s is a Benedictine Monastery. St. Benedict was a 6th-century monk who wrote a new rule for living a monastic life. He wasn’t the first monk, but…

  • If I Were A Bishop During COVID

    If I Were A Bishop During COVID

    In a pretend world, if I was the abbot of the territorial abbey of Krafton (known by the locals as Krafton Abbey) and had the responsibility for a group of the faithful, as a bishop does for his diocese, I would write a letter like this to them. Pʀᴀɪsᴇ ʙᴇ ᴛᴏ Jᴇsᴜs Cʜʀɪsᴛ… Dear sisters…