Some of My Published Writings

Latest (Updated February 18, 2017)

After my last update in November, I took over a month off from my more usual types of writing to work on a collection of creative nonfiction stories I've written over the years using the techniques of fiction, to submit the collection for a literary magazine competition (results to be announced in June).

Study for an illustration for "Skinner's Remains"
In addition, I rewrote a short story called "Skinner's Remains," which was originally included in my thesis for my M.A. in writing.  Dappled Things has accepted that story for its print magazine. After the story is published in an upcoming issue, I'll republish it at this blog.

 My review of a lectionary study aid, Index Lectionum: Scripture Usage in Roman Catholic Masses Before and After Vatican II, which I submitted in September to Homiletic and Pastoral Review, was published in January. It was listed in National Catholic Register's "Best of Catholic Blogging"  and republished or listed at Catholic Canada, at Traditional Latin Mass in Maryland,  and at other sites around the web.

These two articles were published in the last two weeks.

From the article: "Four years ago, on February 11, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI shocked me along with the rest of the world when he announced he would be resigning from the papacy on February 28. Recently I have been reading and thinking quite a bit about Pope St. Celestine, who also resigned—719 years before Pope Benedict—on December 13, 1294,  and who was the only other pope who ever voluntarily stepped down from the papacy. One thought-provoking contradictory fact about St. Celestine is that although he is a canonized saint, the great poet Dante doomed him to eternal suffering in the anteroom of hell. Many other aspects of  the life of this sainted hermit monk who became pope against his will are equally bizarre and fascinating, including the fact that he ran away twice from the papal role that was forced upon him."
  •  "Abortion, Underlying Myths, and a Skewed Idea About Mercy" was published at Catholic Stand  as the first of what will be a monthly column with them. The article was picked up by BigPulpit.com as one of the featured posts on the TUESDAY MORNING EDITION, February 14, 2017. CERC (Catholic Education Resource Center) listed the article as an Editorial of Interest and used this quote I included from the writer, teacher, and pastor Donald Williams as a pull quote. "Surely killing one’s children in the sanctuary of the womb is not an acceptable way to manage one’s sexuality."
My most recent Catholic Pundit Wannabe post is here:

Partial List of Magazines and Blogs with Links to Individual Articles Below
  • Latin Mass Magazine

Catholic Stand  E-Publication

February 14, 2017

The Latin Mass: The Journal of Catholic Culture and Tradition

The Latin Mass is only available by subscription, either in printed or online form. Links in this list are to PDF copies.

Fall 2016
Summer 2016
Winter/Spring 2016
Christmas 2015
Fall 2015
  • "Hebdomada Tranquilla et Jucunda cum Familia Sancti Hieronymi: A Peaceful and Joyful Latin Holiday with the Family of St. Jerome"
         Since I own the rights, I've posted a slightly edited version with a lot of photos here.
    Summer 2015
             Article about the beauty and significance of the Pontifical Latin Mass celebrated by      
             Archbishop  Salvatore Cordileone in San Francisco in September 2014. See the Dappled 
            Things article  by the same name for a modified version.
      Summer 2014  
      • An interview with Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone: “Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone Leading by Example,” and an accompanying article titled “San Francisco’s Archbishop Cordileone and the Traditional Latin Mass," about the archbishop's initiatives to improve liturgy in the Bay Area.

      Homiletic and Pastoral Review: America's Foremost Pastoral Publication, Since 1900


                See the following links where the article and interview have been published separately.

      Deep Down Things Blog at Dappled Things, a Quarterly of Ideas, Art, and Faith

      New Liturgical Movement: Sacred Liturgy and Liturgical Arts

      Catholic Pundit Wannabe (Selected Posts)

        National Catholic Register Newspaper: America’s Most Complete and Faithful Catholic News Source

        November 13, 2007    
        October 6, 2007  

        Regina Magazine: Inspiring, Intelligent, Catholic

          Santa Clara Weekly: Community Newspaper

          San Francisco Faith 

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