I’m pleased to announce today that I have accepted a new editorial position at Our Sunday Visitor, a leading distributor of Catholic-themed books and magazines. I spent seven of the best years of my life in Indiana, and Connie and I are thrilled to be moving to Huntington as soon as the school year is over.
I’m sure this may come as a shock to many of you. I mean, how does a committed Baptist Protestant with a strong commitment to believers baptism, local church autonomy, and the ordination of women wind up at a conservative Catholic publishing house? The fact is, fellow blogger Mike Aquilina is largely responsible. A few months back, he arranged for me to receive some of his books from OSV for review purposes and I must say, I was floored by the quality of the material. I have never seen a book with better leading than The Mass of the Early Christians, and the font size on Living the Mysteries nearly brought me to tears. I thought, how can I get into an organization like that?
To make a long story short, they were willing to look at my resume and, after what I understand were some long, heated conversations with the Most Reverend John Michael D’Arcy, bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, it was agreed that I could take a position with oversight of the company’s entire line of offering envelopes. My first twelve months will be on a probationary basis, after which time, if they’re pleased with my work, I’ll be granted greater supervisory responsibilities and formally received into the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. Talk about job perks!
Anyway, I’ll be wrapping up things here in Macon over the next couple of months, and I want to take this opportunity to apologize to my current employers about that whole “Apostolic Succession” unit we’ve been getting so many calls about lately.