For years I’ve resisted creating a personal blog because it is nearly all the fun I can stand just to cruise around reading and commenting at your blogs. And, as a journalist, writing for a blog can be be a distraction from “real” writing and research. However, some have pointedly suggested it is time that I reciprocate.
…………..hmmnn… that was four years ago. Hello, again. This blog was orphaned for the past two years. Time and circumstances are right once more to post reflections, op-ed, “reasoned rants” and general information that does not fit the narrow confines of its sister site, maryjoanderson.net
MANY kind t hanks to Ryan at Catholic Audio for the perfect header design!! Isn’t it terrific? And his site is a daily must–load some amazing Catholic audio from his site–thanks again Ryan!
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There is no comment moderation. I trust visitors to use good manners. My viewpoints are formed by orthodox Catholicism. But sincere differences of opinion and perspective make for lively exchanges– please feel free to express strong positions if you’re the passionate sort. One caveat: My children might check-in so appropriate vocabulary is much appreciated.
A note about the avatar: It is the symbol of the Camino de Santiago. (The Way of St. James) The Camino is one of the most famous and beloved pilgrimages of all time. Pope John Paul II said it was instrumental in the creation of Europe. This symbol, a stylized cockle shell, is found on rocks, stone fences, the side of a barn, over door posts of bars and refugios…as a sign to pilgrims, “This way to St. James.”
About a decade ago I made this pilgrimage with one of my sisters….the experience captivated my heart and much of my soul. I suppose that forevermore I’ll see myself as a pilgrim…I’ve been back three times now and hope to return again…and again.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you– all of you who stumble across this blog. Welcome, welcome!
Mary Jo Anderson
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Some Crisis, This Rock, and Inside the Vatican articles here
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