Thursday, June 17, 2010

Good theater coming up in Milwaukee

Two of my kids are in it; a third is on the crew:

Acacia Theatre Company Presents

Smoke on the Mountain
Book by Constance Ray
Conceived by Alan Bailey, Musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick

July 9–18, 2010

It’s Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, NC, in 1938. The good Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders Family Singers to provide an upliftin’ evenin’ of singin’ and sharin’. The audience is invited to pull up a pew for some ol’ time gospel favorites, including “Jesus is Mine” and “I’ll Fly Away.” Ungraceful but full of grace, the Sanders family and their hilarious stories provide a bellyful of laughs and a foot-stomping good time.


Friday, July 9th at 8pm
Saturday, July 10th at 4pm
Saturday, July 10th at 8pm
Sunday, July 11th at 3pm
Thursday, July 15th at 8pm
Friday, July 16th at 8pm
Saturday, July 17th at 8pm
Sunday, July 18th at 3pm

Performances at Concordia University Wisconsin
Todd Wehr Auditorium
12800 North Lake Shore Drive in Mequon
Click here for directions

Interdisciplinary conference, Human Fertility—Where Faith and Science Meet

My friend, Dr. Richard Fehring, of Marquette University, sent me this notice. I hope I can attend at least part of it.

Dear NFP Friend,

Summer will soon be here and registrations are now being taken for the interdisciplinary conference,Human Fertility—Where Faith and Science Meet (July 15-17, 2010). Please visit our website to view the conference agenda and down-load a copy of the registration form:

The mission of the conference is to promote research on the science of Natural Family Planning and academic thinking about the Catholic Church’s teachings on human sexuality, marriage and family life. This academic conference is offered every four years. It is co-sponsored by the Bishops’ Committee for Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth and:

  • The Catholic University of America, School of Theology & Religious Studies
  • Marquette University, College of Nursing, Institute for Natural Family Planning
  • Saint Louis University, Nursing Center for Fertility Education
  • Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family
  • Co-sponsor of Science Sessions, Georgetown University, Institute for Reproductive Health

Please join us for what should be an exciting conference. If you would like to register, please obtain the form from: and mail it along with the registration fee to the NFP Program, USCCB, 3211 4th St., N.E., Washington, DC 20017.

Please note that the site of the conference is the:Intercontinental Hotel Milwaukee, WI; 139 East Kilbourn Avenue; Milwaukee, WI 53202 A special conference room rate of $159.00 is available for conference participants. Please contact the hotel directly to book your room.

Thank you for all you do to promote Natural Family Planning and the Church’s teachings on marriage, conjugal love and responsible parenthood!

Sincerely in Christ,

Theresa Notare, PhD

Assistant Director

Dawn Eden's Thesis on Christopher West's interpretation of the theology of the body

Dawn Eden is making available her thesis on Christopher West's interpretation of the theology of the body, which she successfully defended at the Dominican House of Studies in D.C. recently. If you are a priest or work for the Church you can get it for free. Otherwise, she's asking $10 to support her doctoral work.

I've made comments on this issue before here and at HMS Weblog (You can do a search to find the posts by me and, on HMS, by others). I really look forward to reading this, so that my own critique can be better grounded. May she experience success in her doctoral studies at CUA.

I wonder if there are any other rock journalists out there I should rely on for my theological work?