I’m off to Birmingham AL before too long to do some programs for EWTN. I’ll be recording a Living His Life Abundantly program with Johnette Benkovic on Monday November 3 and then appearing on Journeys Home with Marcus Grodi on that evening. Tune in if you can.
I’ve been asked today to provide a weekly column for The Universe–the UK’s largest Catholic paper. I thought I might call the column The Bad Penny. There’s this Anglicism that Americans may not know which is, “He keeps turning up like a bad penny.”
I know I’m paranoid, but I did get the feeling that certain members of the English Catholic community were not exactly sorrowful when I and my family left for the USA two years ago. My doing a weekly column in the Catholic press might just be case of ‘a bad penny.’ Pray that the column will be gracious enough to printed and controversial enough to make people wish it weren’t printed.
That would be a brilliant title. I love it.Margaret
Congratulations, Dwight – I wrote a weekly column for ‘The Catholic Times’ – entitled ‘Stateside’ – had to give it up when they gave me two parishes!
p.s. – I hope they pay you more than they paid me!
It’s about time! I wanted to call them a year ago about you (my daughter worked there). Nah, they won’t pay you (they barely paid my daughter), but you will be blessed and so will we…. prayers always!
I’ve used that phrase often (and I’m in New England). I didn’t realize it had Anglican origins…I love the name of the column!
How exciting to be taping shows for EWTN. Make sure to visit the Birmingham Botanical Gardens while you’re there. It’s gorgeous and free.
If so moved, my enquiring mind would love to hear why anyone would be happy to see you move stateside. I find it hard to imagine, but it sounds provocative, in a quilting bee chat sort of way.
Okay, never thought I’d say this but…I will be watching another channel when Heroes is on, come Monday.Thanks for the heads up.(Save the Liturgy, Save the World)
Congratulations Fr….I for 1 at least, will really look forward to reading your new column in the Universe Newspaper…