Monday, June 20, 2011


Hello everyone,

Sorry to have been quiet over the last couple of weeks, things have been busy.

First of all, I was back in Fort Wayne last weekend to see two of my closest friends become priests.  Many congratulations to Frs. Matt and Terry Coonan.  These guys have been great friends to me over the past several years and I look forward to spending the rest of my life in service to the gospel with such good and holy men!

Last week was sort of crazy here at CUA.  Since the weekend was pretty much lost to travel, the week became jam packed.  As I may have mentioned earlier, the courses here are quite condensed.  I take 2 semester length courses in the space of 4 weeks.  So, last week was "paper" week.  I had a paper due in each class.  The papers were quite interesting actually.  Both were case studies, which means that the teacher would give us a scenario and ask us to explain some canonical aspect.  It was like a Sherlock Holmes story where I had to figure out what applied and which canons were involved, etc.  It was quite interesting.  I don't know what grades I got, but the papers are done.

This week is "test" week.  Thursday I have an oral exam in General Norms and Friday I have a written exam in Particular Church.  So keep up the prayers.

On a non-academic note, this was a great weekend!  I got lucky this year, the US Open (one of golf's 4  major championships) was held at nearby Congressional Country Club in Bethesda Maryland.  So I bought some tickets online and got to see this amazing event.  North Ireland's 22 year old Rory McIlroy won by a landslide.  I got to see him several times.  It was a great experience to see him holding the US Open trophy on the 18th green.

Now I'm off to class, God bless and I promise to keep posting updates throughout the summer.
Fr Jake

1 comment:

  1. McIlroy’s performance at the U.S. Open was truly dominating! He set tournament records for the lowest scores after 36, 54, and 72 holes. I don’t usually watch golf, but found myself tuned to the final two rounds over the weekend. It will be interesting to see what this victory will do for the rest of his career.