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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"Emma, if you can hear me, just give me a kiss."

What a great story: real life Prince Charming rouses his Sleeping Beauty the old fashioned way.

May Emma make a full recovery through the prayers of St. Valentine.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

They like me, they really like me


Catholic Answers has hired me to replace the venerable Jerry Usher as the full-time host of Catholic Answers Live. Obviously, a great opportunity and an even greater grace in my life. My official start date is February 16 in San Diego. I first must fly to El Paso, TX, (probably on February 11) to switch TN visa categories. Always a nerve-wracking endeavor....

When I get the date of that El Paso interview, I'll post it and request your prayers.

They, like, seemed to, you know, like my, uh, communication abilities and stuff.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

All me, all the time!

I have been asked to guest host Catholic Answers LIVE radio show in San Diego again. Halleluuuia -- I really enjoy doing it. Seize the Dei readers can become listeners to your humble scribe by going to, and clicking on Radio, then on Listen Live. The Catholic Answers site also has a listing of terrestrial radio stations in the US and Canada where the show can be enjoyed, via the EWTN global radio network.

Call in and join the cornucopia o' radio enlightenment, education and entertainment.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The value of virginity.....

Who says virginity is a worthless virtue?

Thursday, January 08, 2009

The first Catholic blogger dies

A lion of faith and reason has gone to be with his Lord, and may the encounter be rich and fullsome.

I have been a ROFTER (reader of First Things) for over 11 years, and reading Father Neuhaus's "The Public Square" essays at the back were like devouring the funnies. Try as I might to keep from reading it right away, I always failed, and dashed to it like a hungry man to a hamburger stand.

I'll miss his wit, his incisive (and often dryly hilarious) prose and his consistent witness for Jesus Christ in His Church.

His Public Square offerings were, to my mind, the prototype of all future Catholic blog posts.