Yes, our blog was down

In case you were wondering, "In All Things" was in fact out of commission for several days, since we were switching servers--something about as enjoyable as moving or root canal. (Our entire website was shut down for one day.) In any event, Tim Reidy (that’s Maurice Timothy Reidy for those who read our masthead) did a great job of making the transfer, and we are now back, though presumably you went somewhere else to learn about: the death of Walter Burghardt, S.J., the Vatican’s new statement about the rules for canonizations, and Father General Nicolas’s four new "general assistants." On the other hand, you now have three commentaries from Michael Sean Winters to keep you busy.
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10 years 4 months ago
The last line of the Washington Post article on the death of Father Walter Burghardt, S.J. stated something to the effect that he left no survivors. But he did, me. Me and every other appreciative alumnus of a Jesuit Catholic college or university (in my case Fairfield University, Class of 1964). With the declining number of Jesuits, lay persons, if they have any gratitude or appreciation at all, must make sure that those colleges and universities from which they came remain Jesuit and Catholic with or without the beloved Jesuits themselves. If we don't do then they will become merely secular universities. The Catholic intellectual tradition is an essential part of our society and deserves not to be preserved but to it deserves to continued as a living instrument. Sadly in my many trips to Fairfield to attend lectures I have encountered those who would be only too happy to see the Catholic Jesuit tradition terminated.
10 years 5 months ago
No, I did NOT hear about the death of Walter Burghardt! Details, commentary, please!

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