Yesterday was a busy day ... morning flight to Tampa, afternoon meeting with Johnnette and her staff, and back to the airport to catch a plane back to Detroit. Whew!! Here are a couple of developments I wanted to alert my faithful writers to ...
1. Starting in 2008, we are going to add a special eight-page spread to both our March/April (Easter) and November/December (Christmas) issues. These special bonus pages will be dedicated to the liturgical season, how to enter into the spiritual aspects of these seasons more intentionally. The Easter issue will feature articles from Easter-Pentecost, and the Christmas issue will feature Christmas - Epiphany. These sections will target readers who are either new to the faith, or who just want a fresh reminder of why these seasons are so important. (The goal is to include these sections as a pull-out centerfold that you can give to someone in your life as an evangelization tool.)
NOTE: In the next two weeks, I will be putting together the March/April issue ... my partner in design, Tom Sullivan, has asked for a little extra time because of the holidays. So if you want to submit an article for this issue, please get it to me soon!
2. Did you catch the EWTN program with Heidi on Mary ... and Canticle? For those of you who missed it and would like to see it, you can order a copy of the program here. The primary focus of the program was Mary, so it might make a nice Christmas gift for a mother or favorite auntie ... or yourself!
3. I'm going to be offline during Thanksgiving week, attending my paternal grandmother's funeral and spending time with family. Please remember in your attentions the souls of John and Naomi Hess. They were not Catholic, so I particularly covet your prayers for them.
Have a happy Thanksgiving!