First the Apology. I’m sorry that it has been so long since I’ve posted last. It has been a very busy 2014. I hope and pray that everyone has been having a fruitful Lent.
First, some personal news. Part of the reason I’ve been away from the blog is that my wife is pregnant with our first child (she is due on Good Friday) and I’ve been going with her to birthing classes, doctor’s appointments, and helping her at home. She’s my editor, so when she’s busy, posts don’t get edited (ones like this one are posted without her reading it first, so you should almost expect errors in here). Don’t worry though. I’ll have a post up before the end of the month.
The other reasons I’ve been lax in posting are not as exciting as a baby, but they are still pretty exciting. A friend of mine has started an online Catholic magazine called Know, Love, and Serve Magazine. I’ve become a regular columnist for the site. Two parts of a series I’m writing about authority in the Church are already on the website. There’s some other good stuff there, so check it out!
Also, a recent story of mine was posted on Catholiclane.com. This isn’t the first creative work the site has posted of mine, and hopefully it won’t be the last. I have also submitted the story to Tuscany Press for its annual Tuscany Prize.
I was also a recent guest for an episode of At the Movies with the Roomies, a podcast co-hosted by my cousin Robert Hay Jr. The episode dealt with Biblical movies and it sparked a pretty good conversation. Give it a listen, when you get the chance.
Finally, I have also been volunteering as an audio editor with the Institute of Catholic Culture. I’m currently working on editing a talk on the Book of Lamentations.
So there you have it, a short, link-heavy list of my 2014 so far. As always, please send in your questions.