Want Some More Catholic History and Archaeology?

"To be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant." Cardinal Newman

“To be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant.” Cardinal Newman

No?

Well tough, you’re getting it anyway.

This piece (which I talk about here) marks the first of a weekly series, appearing Mondays in the National Catholic Register. I plan to use the space to explore odd corners of Church history, sometimes just for fun, sometimes in order to shed a bit of light on a present issue or concern.

From time to time, I’ll check in with updates about new archaeological discoveries relevant to the Ancient Near East and Christendom. It’s sort of like what I do here, only better and over there.

There may even be comboxes. I’ll put on my happy face about that:

See? I'm delighted.

See? I’m delighted.

I’ve been rolling this around in my head for a while, since I’ve been writing more about history than tech lately. (I left my last tech magazine over the summer.) .

At the World Meeting of Families I ran into Kevin Knight, who I respect immensely for his vital work on New Advent. Kevin is right at the top of a very short list of the most important Catholics on the internet. He’s also now handling blogs for the Register and is passionate about history, so it’s a good fit.

I’ve been writing for the Register since about 2008. After I lost most of this year to health problems, I was able to step up and start working for them again during the papal visit, which was a special time for everyone who was there. I’m glad to be returning to work and doing something fresh on a topic I know and love.

Check me out there starting Monday. I’ll post links here and on social media.

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