Tragedies

Yesterday was the 60th anniversary of the great Texas City Disaster; on April 16, 1947, a ship being loaded with ammonium nitrate fertilizer exploded, killing hundreds and injuring thousands more; a second ship caught fire and exploded the next day (link). Today, a teenager, David Ritcheson, spoke for the first time about a violent assault…

Cockney Latin

Msgr. Mark Langham, Administrator of Westminster Cathedral, reflects on battles over the pronunciation of Latin (via Amy).

Grieving

The last couple of days have been a numbing experience for folks in higher education and campus ministry. The tragedy of the murders at Virginia Tech has affected all of us, even if we did not know anyone. In Houston, memorial masses are being celebrated at Catholic campus ministries at UH (noon Wed), Rice (5…