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Monthly Archive for January, 2010

Tom Merton January 31 birthday

Being a Wesleyan University chaplain draws some serious questions from people who have a sense that modern universities, especially Wesleyan, are “too” liberal and therefore unsuitable for religious people. Thomas Merton, Trappist, peace advocate, contemplative, became a Catholic while a student in the 1930s at Columbia University. It was then and is now, a challenging […]

New Year New Blogging

I am alive! But after a liturgical pile on in December…Advent liturgies, Our Lady of Guadalupe (twice…one on Friday in Spanish with a lovely play…and one in English on Saturday), then Immaculate Conception, then more Advent, then Christmas, then Holy Family, then January 1, and then Epiphany, I started to get a bad cold! I […]