Media Darling?

Here’sNice article about “God’s Shoes” in this morning’s Journal News by Gary Stern. Gary, the paper’s religion reporter, stopped by the rectory last week to chat about the book. He’s a great guy who is really good at his job — I’ve always been struck both by how well-researched and well-written his pieces are. Which is certainly not always the case in the newspaper business. Plus I always feel like we lead parallel lives: he also has a second and fourth grader at home. Oh, and he writes a killer blog on all things religious — one that’s quickly become a popular stop in faith circles. Here’s a recent post about our meeting.

Our paths first crossed when he came to All Saints’ to write about our U2charist. USAToday took note (the Journal Newsis a Gannett paper) and asked him to write an expanded piece on the phenomenon. This is what led to the segmenton ABC’s Nightline.

The boys were disappointed that their picture wasn’t in the paper — Zack actually went down the driveway to get it the last few mornings. But a few shots of the three of us ended up on the online gallery. And Gary even alluded to Ben’s favorite thing about church: Coffee Hour.



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