My Irish Peregrination into the Catholic Church

Towards the end of college and into grad school I became enamoured, infatuated really, with Irish Christianity. [Read more…]

David Russell Mosley Interviewed on Forging Ploughshares with Dr. Paul Axton

David Russell Mosley Eastertide 9 May 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, A few weeks ago, after I created a separate Facebook page for my book, On the Edges of Elfland, an old friend and fellow Nottingham alum (sort of), contacted me for an interview on his new podcast. I said [Read More…]

The Parish as Response to the Benedict Option

One of the reasons I became Catholic is precisely because Catholicism recognizes that physical, material reality is not only important, but good. [Read more…]

The Sound of Silence: Reflections on My Struggles with Silence, and its Lack, both in Church and out

David Russell Mosley   Eastertide 24 April 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, The first time I was properly confronted with silence was when I was in college. At the time I was double-majoring in Biblical Exposition and Preaching (I later dropped the Preaching major), and I was taking homiletics. One [Read More…]

Too Busy for Busy Lives and Restless Souls: An Unreview

David Russell Mosley Eastertide 23 April 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Well over a month ago I received the book Busy Lives and Restless Souls from Patheos to review for you here. While I did read the book as soon as I received it, I let the review languish. So here [Read More…]

Having Finished One Journey I Find there Is Still More Walking to Do: Reflections on Being Received into the Catholic Church

David Russell Mosley Eastertide Easter Monday 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, One of the many advantages to working for a Catholic high school is that I get Easter Monday off and can take a quick moment to write to all of you. As you know, on Saturday Evening at the [Read More…]

Good Friday and the Holy Grail: Thirsty Reflections from a Good Friday Service

David Russell Mosley Holy Week Holy Saturday 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, As most of you know, tonight I will be received into the Catholic Church. So, last night I headed off to my parish’s Good Friday service. I’ve just begun a new job at a Catholic High School (hence [Read More…]