Shawn Tribe, founder of the New Liturgical Movement blog is retiring from blogging.

NLM was founded nearly eight years ago in 2005, a few months after the election of Benedict XVI — a period when many blogs were founded in point of fact. For eight years this blog has been a day to day part of my life, involving thousands and thousands of hours managing the site, coming up with contents each day, managing comboxes, email correspondence and so on. To say that it has been a lot of work would almost be an understatement! That said, it has also been very rewarding and has resulted in many interesting experiences, friendships, opportunities, etc. For that I am grateful.

My purpose in mentioning this is to announce that the time has now come for me to retire from NLM and from blogging generally so that I might focus on other projects and pursuits.

Shawn and NLM came on the scene just before CMR. I read his blog regularly for years and it never failed to make me feel stupid, which shows how smarty pants it is.

I wish Shawn the best of luck and the best future for NLM under Jeffrey Tucker.

*subhead*Good luck.*subhead*