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Justin Time (Well, Not Quite)

I renew my apologies for blogging intermittently over the last couple of weeks. My sojourn in Rome and Assisi (and Newark) was followed immediately by a stay in Chicago for the Religious Book Trade Exhibit, where I was a featured author, the guest of Word Among Us Press. WAU is the publisher of my most recent book, The Resilient Church: The Glory, the Shame, and the Hope for Tomorrow.

None of this should excuse me from missing Justin Martyr’s feast day yesterday (mea MAXIMA culpa) or showing up later for Marcellinus and Peter. In reparation I offer you, from my archives, Justin, more Justin, and Peter and Marcellinus.

I have almost caught up from the weeks away — responded to the accumulated email, deleted the spam, posted the comments that required moderation, and begun my normal work schedule. Early next week I hope to post recaps of Rome, Assisi, and Chicago, with sound and pictures.

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Little Things on Your Radio Dial

KVSS Radio interviewed me about my book Love in the Little Things: Tales of Family Life.

Of course, since that interview, Kris McGregor of KVSS has spent more than a week living in Italy with my son and me. So I’m not sure that all of her positive comments still apply.

Both Our Sunday Visitor and Philadelphia’s Catholic Standard & Times will be featuring that same book in their Father’s Day issues.