TOMORROW IS CHESTERTON DAY! Well, If You’re in Rome, That Is.

I spotted the announcement this morning:  Over on Facebook, Fr. Antonio Spadaro, S.J.—one of the organizers of the Vatican Blogfest—reported enthusiastically that tomorrow is Chesterton Day at La Civilta Cattolica, the College of Catholic Writers of Civilization.So I looked it up.  The panelists!  The topics!  And it’s free!!  Now all I need to do is buy another ticket to Rome, head to the Via di Porta Pinciana….  *     *     *     *     * Well, that’s just silly.  Funny how, when you do someth … [Read more...]

[CREEPY MUSIC] – WHERE HAVE ALL THE BLOGGERS GONE?!

Thomas Peters

It’s the stuff of science fiction, of a dark and dreary Dean Koontz novel: Vatican Invites Bloggers to Rome; Blogosphere Falls Silent Where Is Everybody? One hundred and fifty of us converged upon the Eternal City this week and now, only a few hardy souls—those who can subsist on two hours of sleep per night—are still writing!  Are there no stories?! Actually, the bloggers I’ve met are still bustling, but on a different front.  Unchained from their desks, some are already crossing the Pond, … [Read more...]

UPDATES Regarding the Vatican’s Blogger Meeting

The Pontifical Council for Social Communications has issued updates regarding the Meeting with Bloggers.  (“It’s not quite a blognic,” they say on their website.)Not much news there!  I already knewthat it was limited to bloggers who are on the list, and that I should bring ID to verify my identity. that it was free, that there is the possibility of a live-feed, that the Vatican would not cover travel or lodging costs, and that translation service would be available in English, Italian … [Read more...]


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