I had two recent launches in Saskatchewan for my book Pulpit and Politics. One of the events was at St. Peter’s College in Muenster, where I was a boarding school student for three years in high school and first year university in the 1960s. My friend Father Andrew Britz interviewed me about the book prior to a time of questions and comments from the audience. I have known Father Andrew since my student days and we collaborated on a book in 2010 called Truth to Power, a collection of his best editorials over the more than 20 years he served as editor of the Prairie Messenger newspaper. He was an excellent and courageous journalist and I recommend his book to anyone who thinks and cares about social justice.
There was another event on the following evening at St. Andrew’s College College on the University of Saskatchewn campus in Saskatoon. It was introduced by the college’s principal Lorne Calvert, who is also the former premier of Saskatchewan. I was interviewed regarding the book by Nettie Wiebe, Professor of Church and Society at St. Andrew’s, prior to another lively period of audience discussion.
These were immensely satisfying evenings for me and I thank all of those who attended, despite the cold snap in and around Saskatoon.