Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

What's in a Name?

By Dr. Jeff Mirus (bio - articles - email) | Aug 03, 2012

Do you see a resemblance between the line drawing at left and the photograph below? They look pretty much like the same guy to me, though sixty-four years apart. The little guy's initials are JAM; my initials are JAM. The little guy's first name is Jeffrey; my first name is Jeffrey. The little guy's last name is Mirus; wow, my last name is Mirus. But this is no trip down memory lane, for the little guy's middle name is Arthur, and mine is Alan.

Jeffrey Arthur MirusSo when I say I've been “on the road”, and I apologize for not keeping up with my full spate of writing for CatholicCulture.org, you now know one of the reasons: Jeffrey Arthur Mirus, born to my oldest son, Chris, and his wife, Ellen, in Dallas, Texas on July 5, 2012.

I'm here visiting little Jeffrey now, though I don't think he's noticed yet. As a tall tale for missing work, it may not be as good as having your dog eat your homework. But it'll do. I can assure you it'll do very well, indeed.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($13,238 to go):
$35,000.00 $21,761.73
38% 62%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 3 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Aug. 06, 2012 11:58 AM ET USA

    This kind of news is worth all the tea in China. God bless the Mirus family. Increase and multiply.

  • Posted by: gop - Aug. 03, 2012 9:48 PM ET USA

    Congratulations! may your tribe increase more!

  • Posted by: koinonia - Aug. 03, 2012 8:14 PM ET USA

    Congratulations to the entire family. A little saint he is, and that is cause for tremendous joy for all God's people. There is no greater work than that of the family in experiencing God's love.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

On annulments, the process is not the problem 2 hours ago
Eucharistic Adoration, a Sure Sign of Catholic Renewal 18 hours ago
The Mystery of Music, Part II 23 hours ago
Our Spiritual Destiny and the Horror of War September 19
The Islamic roots of terrorism must be addressed September 19

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18