**The National Catholic Reporter, a newspaper not known for being orthodox, has some strong words about the US Bishops new pastoral letter on marriage and marriage prep. I think two other writers have much better views on this issue. 1 - Carl Olson. 2 - Ed Peters.
**Steven D. Greydanus really likes the new movie Where the Wild Things Are. I am looking forward to this one.
**Why should college students (or anybody) study philosophy and theology? Because it is impossible to be a "big picture" person if we don't. Peter Kreeft has more to say on this.
**The Diocese of Austin has a new order in town, The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. They have started a new motherhouse that currently has 8 sisters here in the diocese, but will be built to hold 100. This is one of the fastest growing orders in the country (if not the fastest of all). They are holding a discernment retreat that is very popular in Nov. I am sure we will eventually have a lot of Aggies joining them.
Also, we will have all 8 Dominican sisters here next weekend along with 4 other religious sisters from 2 other orders. Add that up with our 4 sisters on staff and we will have 16 around St. Mary's next week. Fun times!