William Blazek

Stories by William Blazek

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ in a foxhole

By William BlazekBoston College School of Theology and Ministry Here is a story rarely told: I slept with a man … Continued

Pros and cons of Facebook evangelizing

By William BlazekBoston College School of Theology and Ministry Well I finally did it. After years of semi-elitist standoffishness, I … Continued

Catholics Abandon the Unborn in the 44th Presidency

A simple web search for the order of presidential succession in the newly-minted Obama administration makes clear what a profound … Continued

Saving Sergeant Vanek

A small manila envelope I opened this past January contained a Mass card and funeral program for Sgt. Joe Vanek. … Continued

Preparing for the End: Death in a UH-60

Twenty years ago on March 8, my entire first squad and number one machine gun team were killed in a … Continued

A Jesuit’s Perspective on Abortion

“Thou shalt not kill,’ not kill yourself, not kill time (because it belongs to God), not kill trust, not kill … Continued

5 Ways to Find Peace at Christmas

Dom Christian De Cherge was one of seven French Trappist monks killed by militant Islamic extremists in Algeria in 1996. … Continued

God, War, and Coffee

One thing that has always struck this veteran about those who serve our nation in the armed forces is the … Continued

A White on White Whiteness

When I was a 23 year old Lieutenant in the Army, I free fell 70 feet from a cliff during … Continued

Finding God on the Metro

By William Blazek I love riding Washington’s subway system, known locally as the Metro. I love the speed, the crush … Continued