R.I.P. Cardinal Edmund Szoka. Detroit and the World Have Lost a Great Leader.

Sad news today from the Archdiocese of Detroit, where former Detroit archbishop and former President of Vatican City State Edmund Cardinal Szoka has gone to his eternal reward.According to the Archdiocese of Detroit website: With sadness and great hope in the Resurrection we share news of the death of Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka, who served as Archbishop of Detroit from 1981 until 1990 and went on to oversee the government of the Vatican City State under Pope John Paul II and Pope … [Read more...]

Dean Koontz’ “THE CITY” May Be His Best Novel Yet

The City

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you may know that I am a huge fan of Dean Koontz.  I've written before about his best-selling mystery novel Innocence--and, at the same time, told you of my affection for Odd Thomas, Koontz' 19-year-old fry cook whose story has become a popular series and a film.I believe, though, that Koontz' newest novel, The City, has the potential to overtake even his blockbuster Odd Thomas series  in popularity.That's because The City is perhaps the most phil … [Read more...]