A short autobiography
I am a Jesuit priest and a Professor at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. I teach introduction to world religions ("Lose Your Faith 101") and various topics in Catholic Theology in the Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
Born in 1952, Allegany, New York. That makes me a "mountain boy." Allegany county and Cattaraugus county are the two northernmost counties of Appalachia, according to the federal government. (I didn''t find that out until I was 21!)
Canisius High School, 1970.
Boston College, BA, English, 1973.
Entered the Society of Jesus, 1973.
Fordham University, MA Humanities, 1977.
Regis High School faculty (English and Religion), 1976-1978.
Regis College, Toronto, MDiv, 1981.
Ordained June 13, 1981.
Religious Studies and Theology Department, Canisius College, 1990--present.
The Catholic University of America, PhD, 1991.
Personal Catholicism, The Catholic University of America Press, 2000.
Michael Polanyi: Scientist and Philosopher, Oxford University Press, 2005.
Judging Religion Justly: A Catholic Introduction to Religious Studies, Cognella University Readers, 2011.
Martin X. Moleski, SJ
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208
Shades of Blue
I began restyling this website in July of 2010. I overhauled some of the machinery that makes it tick (Apache, PHP, xcache, Joomla 1.6, etc.) and started polishing the chrome (mostly .css work; a touch of PHP). I want it to be clean and neat, if at all possible, as well as fast and serviceable. I've been singing some old Air Force tune that used to play around midnight just before the National Anthem and the end of the broadcast day: "They took the blue from the sky and a pretty girl's eye and a touch of old Glory, too, and gave it to the men who proudly wear the U.S. Air Force blue." I've got some kind of cache system running--Xcache, I believe.
I made a big mistake in June of 2011. I figured I could go from one of the early beta versions of 1.6 to 1.6.3 simply by copying the new scripts over the old. What was I thinking? Much has changed in the database structure, so I've had to take a longer and more convoluted path. It's Another Free Growth Opportunity (AFGO), except the people who use that expression usually don't say "Free."
It's been a great adventure!