So it was a quiet eight hours of the site being live here at TJP… that is, we had approximately eight hours of quiet before Jim Martin linked us, followed by the good folks at dotMagis and CathNewsUSA, and lots of tweets and Facebook shares. Quite literally before we knew it we were up and running, and you were here and reading. We’ve seen visitors come in from every continent except Antarctica so far (do they have internet there?), and we’re grateful for each of you. We’re even more excited to see where this journey takes us. So, from all of us at TJP, thanks. And once again, welcome!
Some highlights from the week:
- Three of our four editors (Paddy, Jim, and Sam) took a swing at explaining what we’re up to here
- Our fourth editor, Eric, decided to try to illustrate the Holy Trinity with YouTube a cappella. Where angels fear to tread…
- Our three bloggers got started, linking spirituality up with baseball & Michael Jackson, Jesuit mind-games & Socrates, and the rush of watching Thierry Henry play soccer
- Michael Rozier took a look at the Solomonic choice involved in the public debate over health-care reform
- Some liturgical musings:
- Joe Hoover wonders if we can learn how to embrace silence in liturgy from Bikram yoga
- Two takes on the translation in the new Missal were offered, one each from Tony Lusvardi and Jeff Johnson
- We’re interested in faith-and-culture, so we published the first of our 5 million obligatory Tebow pieces (no, really, they’re FCC mandated), this one from Michael Rossmann
- And Tim O’Brien finds prayer even in PBS’s Downton Abbey
We hope this week has shown you that the best is yet to come.
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And say a prayer, if you will, that what we’re doing here continues ad majorem Dei gloriam.