A Conversion of Consequence: Russell Saltzman Has Crossed the Tiber

Tiber River

It is with great pleasure that I welcome my friend Russell E. Saltzman, a former Lutheran pastor and a former journalist, into the Catholic Faith.In the years since we became internet friends, Russ--who has been a columnist for First Things--has shared delightful stories about his friendship with the late Fr. Richard John Neuhaus.  I was pleased, a few months ago, to review Russ's book Speaking of the Dead: When We All Fall Down, a book of funeral homilies which offered a glimpse into Russ' f … [Read more...]

All Creatures Great and Small, the Lord God Made Them All

Well now, here we are—I'm traveling, and I'm so darned busy this week! And in keeping with my new policy of posting an occasional guest blog, I thought I’d share a post I particularly enjoyed.Russell E. Saltzman, “Thursday columnist” over at First Things, has a splendid column up this week about the wildlife in his own yard—particularly the nest of mourning doves which have taken up residence on his patio.I love the birds and chipmunks and squirrels that make our yard their home (or, more acc … [Read more...]


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