The parish welcomes writer and editor David Mills to campus on Tuesday, March 8 from 7:00-9:00pm. His talk is entitled: “Mercy Starts in the Mind: A Practical Look at Judging Not and Loving Your Neighbor as Yourself.” Social time and a book signing in the St. Dominic Lobby will follow his one-hour presentation.
David is a highly accomplished Catholic convert, writer, and editor. He grew up in Massachusetts in an only partly churched family, became a Christian in high school and an Episcopalian in college, and realizes now that what he thought he saw in that body was what he found in its authentic form in the Catholic Church.
While an Episcopalian, he was an active lay leader in his community. From 1988 to 2003 he taught writing at an Evangelical Episcopal seminary, on boards of what he calls “conservative resistance” groups in the Episcopal Church, including the pro-life work NOEL (National Organization of Episcopalians for Life). At the same time, he also edited a major conservative Episcopal magazine.
He has engaged in a variety of professional and literary work, including being managing editor of North Shore Life, a regional magazine for the area north of Boston. He is the former editor of the ecumenical magazine Touchstone and former executive editor of First Things. He is currently senior editor of The Stream, editorial director of Ethika Politika, and a regular contributor to Aleteia and other Catholic publications. His regular apologetics column “Catholic Sense” is published by the Pittsburgh Catholic and other diocesan newspapers. His latest book is Discovering Mary.