My time in Cincinnati is drawing to a close. I leave tomorrow for Tennessee. There I will visit with the family of my friend Paul Coakley about whom I have written here, here, and here. I will have the opportunity to visit Paul’s grave while there, and, to be honest, I am not too sure how it will go. The visit will be the first time I’ve been to Tennessee since Paul’s funeral in January, 2015 and how well I will emotionally handle the visit is unknown. I do look forward to visiting with his wife and children. I have presents for the kiddos!
Hello Everyone! It has been a week since my last update and I apologize for the delay in posting. Events have moved quickly and I simply could not find the time to devote to writing the latest on my journeys.
Since my last post I finished my time in St. Louis and then travelled up to Wisconsin. From there I went to Libertyville/Marytown, Illinois then to the South Bend, Indiana area. Today I arrived in Cincinnati where I am staying with friends until early next week.
Hi! Today has been a funny day. I was up a little earlier and went about my morning business. I came across an article with a rather long quote from Pope Benedict XVI when he was Fr. Ratzinger. This quote is on the future of the Church and it makes its rounds in the Catholic blogosphere every so often. The last time it did, I obtained a copy of the book wherein the quote can be found entitled Faith and the Future. Ratzinger’s observation is something upon which one should reflect. Just make sure you read it in context! Perhaps I shall share in a later writing one observation that I made from this reading.
Hello! I hope everyone is doing well!
Today I was able to get over to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary after an unexpected stop. Living in Waco, I lack the resources of a good Catholic theological library close by (Baylor University is in the Baptist tradition). While at the seminary I was able to see Rose Lawson, who, for those more familiar with my writings, helped me with the research for my Refractions of Light and Pope Leo XIII and the Prayer to St. Michael books.
Hello Everyone & Happy Sunday!
I finished my trip in Arkansas on June 10th. My friends and I had a great conversation until about midnight. The conversation was on matters relating to faith, morals and some issues within contemporary American society. It was rather intellectually stimulating, for me at least, and I hope it was for the others. Earlier in the day I was able to visit my old college friend. He was getting ready to leave his work in order to tend to some family business. We found a little time and I am grateful for our visit.
My sincere thanks to my friend “RD” and his roommate “GJ” for hosting me. If I am able to get back up that way, I would like to do so again.