Tuesday, July 24, 2007

My Conversion Story

Here at long last is This Rock's version of my conversion story, featured in the "Damascus Road" section of their December 2006 issue. Please take time to follow the link and read a small part of the story recounting why I converted to Catholicism. Obviously, the details and nuances of God's hand in the drama of a conversion are too numerous to be detailed adequately. (Not to mention not all would survive an editor's hand). Nevertheless, this piece bares my soul. I hope it can serve as an inspiration to cradle-Catholics. More than this, I pray that it can help, if only in a small way, the soul searching for its way into the bosom of the Church wherein the arms of Christ are felt as a warm and sure embrace.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

re: Updates CMSA

I know I meant to publish "Elementary Logic and the Beginning of Life" here. However, after DT rejected the piece, I decided I would do well to submit it to another Catholic publication. Plus, I was at Officer Training School for the U.S. Air Force the entire month of June. I have been quite busy lately. Sorry. At some point I'll put it up.

Also, good news! My "Seduction of Hippocrates" was accepted for publication with Touchstone.
I'll let you know when it's published. The essay looks at the Hippocratic Oath and the recent abandonment of its principles in modern medical education. It should be a good one. I am just overwhelmed at the opportunity to be published next to such luminaries as Robert Louis Wilken, David Hart, J. Budziszewski, Alan Jacobs, and others.

Finally, Our Sunday Visitor, expressed interest in my column "The Difference of Catholic Hospitals and the Difference It Makes." All in all, I am excited by these opportunities. I think being published in outstanding Catholic periodicals will really add credibility to our efforts here in Toledo to establish the "Catholic Medical Student Association" at the University of Toledo College of Medicine.

Please continue to pray for Catholic doctors and other health care professionals. Especially keep Catholic OB/GYN residents in your prayers; they're the ones who need it the most.

In Christ,