We Are Marshall–the true story

Busted Halo has the story of Fr. Bob Scott, CSP, chaplain at Marshall University in Huntington, WV, in 1970, when a plane crash took the lives of the university’s entire football team. He was also the team chaplain, and sometimes flew with the team. He didn’t that time. Of the movie, “We Are Marshall,” he…

An artist for your consideration

I’ve become a fan of the art and jewelry of a young Mi’kmaq artist in Nova Scotia, Melissa Labrador-Posey. Take a look at her webpage, and that of her father, Todd Labrador. If you buy something from her, tell her I sent you. And don’t forget about the painting I mentioned some time ago by…

Rocco on things Polish, et al.

Rocco has a couple more posts on the Wielgus matter (Wielgusopoli and From the Polish Desk), with lots of links. In a related development since the paper went to press, yesterday Pope Benedict received Polish Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, in private audience. A native of the archdiocese of Poznan,…

Basketball Bishops

Rocco talks about Bishop Michael Burbidge of Raleigh, using basketball in vocations promotion. Another basketball bishop is Cardinal Cipriani of Lima, Peru. He was in Houston a year ago, having come to Texas for the installation of his fellow Opus Dei priest, Jose Gomez, as Archbishop of San Antonio. He regaled a group of students,…