Just a caution in case anybody’s been trying to comment and hasn’t found their post …
For some reason, this site has been attracting an annoying quantity of spam comments for the past week. The usual trickle has been five to eight spams a day. But now the 24-hour count is into the several dozens.
Usually, I read through the email addresses in case an authentic comment has been waylaid by WordPress. But I have other priorities these days, and I’ve decided to just delete all spam, sight-unseen.
If, by chance, you had a comment that wasn’t posted, please email me and I’ll make sure your contribution is up within a day or two. I’m always willing to give a thoughtful commenter a larger platform. If you want to communicate with me and set something up, or ask for my input on something, I’m generally willing to entertain all suggestions. Especially if we can get serious about it in two weeks.
Also, I’m open to people commenting on funeral readings. You can email me with your intent and I can give you an assignment. I have forthcoming essays from FrMichael, Neil, and Fran in the pipeline. I’m sure our readers would appreciate hearing from regulars like Jim or Liam if they were willing to write up a pastoral/liturgical reflection. The general parameters would be fairly wide: anything that might help people decide on a reading and personal stories or connections would be welcome.