Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Habemus Papem: Pope Francis!

Yes, we have a pope after a short conclave.  For complete coverage, check out the Vatican News Site here:

Friday, March 8, 2013

Adopt a Cardinal

I found this mentioned in the Vatican news feed today...  Yes, you can adopt a Cardinal!  If you navigate to the link below, you may register to "adopt a Cardinal".  You enter your name and e-mail, then you will be assigned a random Cardinal to pray for during the upcoming conclave.   I was assigned Albert Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka.  Over 360,000 people have adopted as of this posting.  To "adopt", navigate to:

Monday, March 4, 2013

Fr. Benedict Ashley, OP - R.I.P.

It was with a heavy heart that I heard of the passing of Fr. Benedict Ashley, OP on February 23, 2013.  Educated at the University of Chicago, Notre Dame, and the Aquinas Institute of Theology, he was a theologian, ethicist, teacher, and one of the greatest Dominican theological voices of the twentieth century.  He was well published, and many including myself, found his history The Dominicans to be their introduction to the Dominican tradition.  He worked up until a few days prior to his death at age 97.  He will be interred today, March 4, 2013. 

May the soul of Fr. Benedict Ashley, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Links of Interest
Aquinas Institute Press Release
Blog of former student, Paul A. Zalonski
Wikipedia Entry for Fr. Benedict Ashley
You Tube Video: Fr. Benedict Ashley Lecture, "Why Theologians should study Philosophy."
Fr. Benedict Ashley offerings at