Well tough, you’re getting it anyway.
This piece (which I talk about here) marks the first of a weekly series, appearing Mondays in the National Catholic Register. I plan to use the space to explore odd corners of Church history, sometimes just for fun, sometimes in order to shed a bit of light on a present issue or concern.
From time to time, I’ll check in with updates about new archaeological discoveries relevant to the Ancient Near East and Christendom. It’s sort of like what I do here, only better and over there.
There may even be comboxes. I’ll put on my happy face about that:I’ve been rolling this around in my head for a while, since I’ve been writing more about history than tech lately. (I left my last tech magazine over the summer.) .
At the World Meeting of Families I ran into Kevin Knight, who I respect immensely for his vital work on New Advent. Kevin is right at the top of a very short list of the most important Catholics on the internet. He’s also now handling blogs for the Register and is passionate about history, so it’s a good fit.
I’ve been writing for the Register since about 2008. After I lost most of this year to health problems, I was able to step up and start working for them again during the papal visit, which was a special time for everyone who was there. I’m glad to be returning to work and doing something fresh on a topic I know and love.
Check me out there starting Monday. I’ll post links here and on social media.