Surprising Encounters

So it’s been a busy couple of days, which is why I’ve been scarce. I got my plane tickets for Edmond, OK (which is where I am writing from right now, in the rectory at St. John the Baptist parish–a fantastic parish, by the way).  I felt very confident that I knew how this past [Read More...]

My Excellent East Coast Adventure

So on Tuesday, I flew off to Williamsburg, VA to speak at the College of William and Mary, featuring the oldest building in American in continuous use for education. In your *face*, Harvard and Yale! The Catholic Campus Ministry had me out to talk about “101 Reasons Not to be Catholic”. I got in late [Read More...]

In the Immortal Words of Jar Jar Binks…

Meesa going home! [Read more...]

On the Road to Mpls/St. Paul for the Debate with Michael Voris

That’ll be tomorrow at St. Augustine parish for the Argument of the Month club. Here’s the, uh, write-up: Oktoberfest at AOTM- Special Event- Starts at 3pm Roll up your sleeves, men, and come hungry—not only for the debate of the year, but also for Oktoberfest beer, brats, cigars, and more in the tent outside and [Read More...]

Just a Reminder: Come with us to Rome this November!

There’s still space available for the trip to Rome this November with me and Fr. Shane Tharp.  See the right rail for details ——> [Read more...]

That Reminds Me, You are Invited to Come to Rome This Fall!

Reader Bob Conroy writes: I produced a marvelous Pilgrims’ Guide to the 60 most important Churches in Rome that written by a brilliant and passionate researcher and devout father of seven. It would make a marvelous incentive to check out the Rome adventure you’ll be hosting. www.sacredplacesItaly.com is the website. Check it out and see [Read More...]

Want to Come to Rome?

Come to Rome withMark “Catholic and Enjoying It!” SheaandFr. Shane “Catholic Ragemonkey” Tharp!Click on the pic for more information!  [Read more...]

Off to Wenatchee!

My Celtic Bride and I are taking the enormous risk of leaving the house in the care of two large teenage boys and traveling across the mountains like Bilbo and the Dwarves to seek our long-forgotten gold (of friendship) with various dear folk there. I will check in from time to time and be back [Read More...]

Hey! Come to Rome with Me and Fr. Shane “Catholic Ragemonkey” Tharp!

Here’s the scoop on the November 15-23 trip! Sign up before July 30 and it’s le cheap! If you recall, I had this brainwave: I’m a guy with no money, but lots of knowledge about the Catholic Faith who is working on a novel that that is partly set in Rome and would really like [Read More...]

I’m off to Steubenville!

I’ll be speaking on Mary at the Defending the Faith Conference! Hope to see some of youse guys there! [Read more...]

What? You’re Not Going to the Holy Land with Patrick Coffin and Steve Ray?

You really should! I’d go myself if I could! Join Patrick Coffin, host of Catholic Answers Live, along with Steve and Janet Ray and Bishop Robert Vasa of Santa Rosa, CA, on an excellent adventure to the Holy Land, August 31-September 9, 2013. Sip wine (made the traditional human, not miraculous way) at Cana, smell [Read More...]

To My Amazement, a Trip to Rome May Really Materialize

So awhile back, I noted that one of my ambitions is to get to Rome (and truth to tell, across France to Dunkirk and then on to England (particularly Oxford and Glastonbury) because I am working on a novel and am operating at the distinct disadvantage of knowing almost nothing of the locales in which [Read More...]


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