Archive for May, 2008

On Padre Pio

May 20, 2008

Zenit is running a very interesting interview on Padre Pio here, with the co-author of a new book (only in Italian at this point, unfortunately) on the saint.


Insights into Dorothy

May 14, 2008

I had a fascinating telephone interview the other night with Robert Ellsberg, the editor of the newly published diaires of Dorothy Day (and who knew and worked closely with Day for the last five years of her life, too).  I’m preparing an article for St. Anthony Messenger on the diaries, which were sealed for 25 years after her death and just published last month by Marquette University Press.

My conversation with Mr. Ellsberg lasted for an hour. He had tons of fascinating things to say about Day and her diaries. Insights into her spiritual life, her experience of family life, some interesting stories about her that were unknown until now, with the publication of these diaries. It was quite a thrill.

Rejoice with Us

May 5, 2008

I just returned from my evening walk.  Along the way, I stopped in our parish church and knelt for a few minutes, offering prayers of thanksgiving.  Our family has much to give thanks for this Sunday night. 

Yesterday our daughter Gianna received her first Holy Communion.  And the previous evening, our daughter Abigail, born about 6 weeks ago, received Holy Baptism!  Talk about a weekend of glory.  Praised be to God for his mercy and his love and his grace!