Houston, South Dakota, Brother Guy, and a few other updates!

October 7, 2014 | 11 comments

Hey, I’m speaking in Houston! On Wednesday, 10/7! As in…today! I hadn’t mentioned it earlier because I thought it was a private event, but I just realized that it’s open to the public, so now you need to come and see me. I’ll be speaking at 7:00 PM at St. Michael parish near the Galleria.

A few other updates:

I’m delighted to be speaking in South Dakota later this month! I’ll be at St. Lambert in Sioux Falls on Friday, October 24th at 7:00 PM. I’m also speaking at a parish in Watertown, SD the next morning — details on that one soon. (And when I tell you guys that I love the weather, know that I am not kidding. I promise it will be 90 degrees in Austin that weekend.)

Vatican astronomer Br. Guy Consolmagno is my guest on my radio show this week, so be sure to tune in if you have SiriusXM! It’s on Channel 129 on Thursdays at 1 PM ET. We’ll be talking about deep questions about faith and science, as well as the fabulous new book that Br. Guy co-authored, called Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?:…and Other Questions from the Astronomers’ Inbox at the Vatican Observatory (which is one of the most interesting books I’ve read in a long time).


With Br. Guy at the 2012 Living the Faith conference in Denver

– For those of you who don’t have SiriusXM, I should have a podcast with samples from my radio show up soon.

…And as usual, you can always find me on Twitter and Instagram. Have a great rest of the week, everyone! See you Friday!


  1. Theresa

    WhooHoo! Shout out to SoDak!! It should be in the 50’s-60’s when you are here, but maybe we will have a nice 70 degree day…or it could snow. The Watertown parish is called Immaculate Conception. Interesting fact…the pastor at St. Lambert and the pastor at Immaculate Conception are brothers. We are excited to see you!

  2. Ana Braga-Henebry

    I sure hope you own a heavy duty Parka. You do know the Farmers Almanac has predicted the worst winter ever! My husband and I loved your book and have lent it out, it keeps going from friend to friend and we haven’t seen it since! Our parish is between the two you are speaking at, so we have to choose between going one hour south or one hour north to attend your event. One way or the other we will be there, Farmers’ Almanac predictions notwithstanding. The snow plowing in South Dakota is pretty amazing.

  3. Melody

    Funny little story. Early this year I decided to go out on a limb and apply to a be a graduate student in physics, knowing full well I would have to catch up on some core courses before I got fully accepted into such a program (my undergraduate and graduate work are in theology). I had to write a little summary of my future plans in the field, so I decided to blend my two subjects together and tell them I might be interested to do future work in the ethics of space exploration (including things along the same lines of whether it would be ethical to baptize an extra-terrestrial). Before they decided to reject me (until I got some more science background), they asked via e-mail, “Did you mean to apply to the physics department…?” O.o I think it’s a fascinating idea, though! Apparently, I’m not the only one. 🙂 I now HAVE to read his book.

  4. Hans Georg Lundahl

    If you are anyway meeting him, could you, at least off radio show (I wouldn’t mind on, for that matter), remind him there are emails from me (Hans-Georg Lundahl) on subject of geocentrism, that he hasn’t answered.

  5. Ang

    South Dakota will give you a warm welcome! Even if the weather gets chilly our hearts are warm. Looking forward to meeting you in person soon.

  6. Mike

    I know envy is a sin, but I am envious of my relatives in the Watertown area. To bad I have commitments Friday night in Texas otherwise I would jump in the car and drive the 14 hours to South Dakota unfortunately the six hour drive to Houston today does me no good now since the event would be over by the time I could get there!!!

  7. De Maria

    Unfortunately, I was in Odessa until last night. I hope you come back to Houston soon. Its a big town and I know there are a bunch of Catholic Parishes that are anxious to meet you.

  8. The other Becky

    Jen, I know you are busy, and I don’t know how easy or hard this might be, but there has been a huge increase in spam linked comments. I usually enjoy the comments almost as much as I enjoy your original post, but with the junk it is getting less pleasant.Would it be reasonable to ask you to delete them?

    • Jennifer Fulwiler

      Yes, managing spam has become a huge job lately. I’m still trying to figure out to do about it. Hopefully I can get to it soon!

  9. Joy Nicholas

    Soooo… You know, Hawaii has much better weather than South Dakota… When are you coming here?!

  10. Suzanne

    Do wish you could swing by the western side of South Dakota… – we would love to have you in Rapid City!!

Connect With Me On Social Media or Explore My Site



The "THIS IS JEN" podcast is on Facebook & all podcast apps


- Subscribe on iTunes or Google Play (audio)

- Get weekly bonus episodes on Patreon

- Sign up for my email list to be the first
to know about new tour dates