Church Fire in Wecota, SD

Immanuel Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Wecota, SD, lost its 104 year old church to fire Wednesday night. The pastor, Gregory Hinners, was one of the members of the volunteer fire department called out to fight the blaze. He’s my first cousin. Article and video. Another.

New Cathedral Dedication

The new Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart will be dedicated this week in Houston. I was at the groundbreaking, and toured it a couple of times during construction (even got all the way up in the dome), and would certainly have been attending this dedication if I hadn’t left the employ of the archdiocese last…