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Saturday, January 30, 2010

It's been so long...

Hello, faithful readers (if there are any left.) It has been a while. I've been feeling compelled to blog, but haven't been sure what to write about. I'm not out of ideas, per se, but I haven't known what to write. In my heyday I would post two, sometimes three blogs a day. Alas, those were the halcyon days of Seminary, in which time was a commodity we thought would never run out! The parish keeps my schedule full, and tack on to that the two colleges I assist at, (University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and Thomas More College in Merrimack, NH- an extraordinary Catholic college), appointments, family and friends, and there is simply not enough time in the day.

That all being said, on the World Day for Social Communications, the Holy Father invited all priests to astutely use all forms of digital communication, and to give a soul to the "fabric of communications that makes up the web." If my Archbishop can make time to blog, and the Pope thinks we should, there should be nothing holding me back.

I spend many hours in the confessional (on both sides of the screen), and know that a firm purpose of amendment isn't always a sure-fired path to perfection, at least the first time around. In any case, I renew my firm purpose of amendment to give some soul to the fabric of the Internet, and pray for the time to blog usefully and fruitfully, and to serve some purpose, however small, in the digital world. If anyone is still out there, leave a comment and let me know you're there, and any ideas you might have for blog topics.

God love you!
Father V.


Nan said...

Good to hear from you! I read Cardinal Sean's blog, too, and saw that he paid your parish a visit.

Desiree said...

I'm a new reader, Father and though I don't have any topic suggestions, I look forward to reading future posts!

Anonymous said...

Father V,
Would you be interested in doing some writing for the Independent? If so, e-mail