A short autobiography
I am a Jesuit priest. I was a Professor at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, from 1990 until 2018. I taught introduction to world religions ("Lose Your Faith 101") and various topics in Catholic Theology in the Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
I was born in 1952, in 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 this out until I was 21, but I find it makes sense out of some of my boyhood experiences in and around Ellicottville, New York
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.
The Catholic University of America, PhD, 1991.
Religious Studies and Theology Department, Canisius College, 1990-2018.
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.
I have been living and working as an assistant to the editors of Biblica and Orientalia in Rome since June of 2018.
Martin X. Moleski, SJ
Pontificio Istituto Biblico
Via della Pilotta 25
Shades of Blue
I began restyling this website in July of 2010.
I began using Joomla many years ago.
My first installation took seven hours.
In 2023, I have spent much more time than that trying to drag my Joomla material from version 3.10.12 to 4.3.3. It has been complicated by moving from my previous ISP to Hostinger.
I think all of the content is here, but I've lost my style.
<insert many expressions of frustration and dismay>
Life with computers. And CSS and HTML and PHP.
Can't live with 'em, can't put stuff up on the internet without 'em.
On 2023-08-17, 17:29 CEST, I think I have reached a stopping point in the transition to the new ISP and version 4.3.3.
It's been a long slog!
The last big revamp lasted 13 years, more or less.
I don't expect to have another 13 years of running my own website ahead of me.
Time to let go and let God!