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I'm from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I lived in Rome for a while but I'm back home now.

I started contributing to Wikipedia on March 21, 2006, registering this username on August 18, 2006. I am often inactive for a few months at a time, as my interest in this project waxes and wanes.

As far as editing, I like to create articles and get them far enough along to submit them to the Did You Know? section on the front page. I prefer the topics of these articles to be as obscure as possible.

I am a Catholic priest, and in March 2017 I presented some remarks on the topic of the role of the Church on Wikipedia. You can read them here if you are interested.



Resilient Barnstar.png Pope-peter pprubens.jpgThe Saint Barnstar
For an editor who has contributed greatly to Saints on wikipedia!!!! Keep up the great work!!! ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ "Expecting you" Contribs 10:05, 12 April 2007 (UTC))


DYK medal.png The DYK Medal
Your recent work in creating and/or expanding Saints articles has gotten articles you've worked on on the front page DYK section almost 10 times already. That isn't easy. You've done great work, and I hope that you continue to do so. Thank you. John Carter 23:52, 17 April 2007 (UTC)


Dyk25.png The 25 DYK Medal
Congratulations! Here's a medal for you in appreciation of your hardwork in creating, expanding and nominating 25+ articles for DYK. Keep up the good work - It keeps us busy.... and Aedesius of Alexandria's mum would be happy too. Well done again, Alekjds! --Victuallers (talk) 16:26, 7 January 2008 (UTC)


Dyk50CE.svg The 50 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
Please accept this award. Your wide-ranging contributions to Wikipedia have resulted in more than fifty of your newly created or expanded articles appearing on the Main page, in the Did you know? section. You are a great asset to the encyclopedia. Moonraker2 (talk) 14:04, 1 January 2011 (UTC)


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User:Alekjds has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Alekjds's day!
For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear Alekjds!

00:27, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

A record of your Day will always be kept here.


cathedrals and church people

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Thank you for quality articles on Catholic churches and their people, such as Max Schmalzl, St. John Gualbert Cathedral (Johnstown, Pennsylvania), Veronica of Milan, Crispus, Crispinianus, and Benedicta and 200+ more, for, - Alek, repeating (22 June 2010): you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:09, 17 December 2017 (UTC)


Civility barnstar.png The Civility Barnstar
I really appreciate your effort to be upfront and open at Wikipedia:Village pump (miscellaneous)/Archive 58#"Evangelization and Wikipedia". Your calm tone and careful explanation help make Wikipedia a great place to be and probably saved at least one editor from trying to figure out what Catholic Wikipedia editors were up to. Thanks! Daask (talk) 17:28, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
  Articles created

NB: The icon after an article means that it was featured on the Did You Know? section of the main page.



  1. Vincentian Academy (old account)
  2. Ceol meadhonach
  3. Ceòl beag
  4. Saint Anthony's Chapel
  5. Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
  6. Gianduja (commedia dell'arte)
  7. Gianduja (chocolate)
  8. Châtres, a commune in France
  9. Giuseppe Moretti
  10. St. Maxima of Rome
  11. Northgate Junior - Senior High School
  12. Flavedo
  13. Limonin
  14. St. Emebert
  15. St. Reineldis
  16. Marola, Italy and Marola, Veneto
  17. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School
  18. King Bepian the Leprous
  19. King Erb of Gwent
  20. King Cynfyn (Convin)
  21. King Gwrfoddw (Corboton)
  22. King Fergus the Great
  23. Skepsis, an ancient settlement in Asia Minor
  24. Hans-Josef Becker
  25. Johannes Joachim Cardinal Degenhardt
  26. Père Marie-Benoît
  27. Bl. Stephana de Quinzanis
  28. Bl. Osanna of Mantua
  29. Bl. Matthew Carrieri
  30. Bl. Columba of Rieti
  31. Bl. Augustine Fangi
  32. St. Abundius the Sacristan
  33. Bl. Anthony Neyrot
  34. Henri Bellechose
  35. Bl. Joachim Piccolomini
  36. Alois Josef, Freiherr von Schrenk
  37. Zbenice
  38. Bl. Oda of Brabant
  39. Bl. Simon Rinalducci
  40. St. Opportuna of Montreuil
  41. Bl. Osanna of Cattaro
  42. St. William Firmatus
  43. St. Adelin of Séez
  44. St. Gorgonia
  45. St. Wiborada
  46. Louannec, a commune in France
  47. St. Nonna
  48. St. Domitian of Huy
  49. St. Beatus of Lungern
  50. Andrzej Alojzy Ankwicz
  51. Alois Josef Krakovský z Kolovrat
  52. List of Duquesne University people
  53. Red Masquers
  54. Křižanov
  55. Tarxien Temples
  56. Havel of Markvartice
  57. Bl. Angelina di Marsciano
  58. St. Bademus
  59. Dichelyne alatae
  60. Gumberg Library
  61. McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
  62. Mary Pappert School of Music
  63. Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
  64. Duquesne University School of Education
  65. Palumbo-Donahue School of Business
  66. Mylan School of Pharmacy
  67. John G. Rangos School of Health Sciences
  68. Duquesne University School of Leadership and Professional Advancement
  69. Duquesne Dukes men's basketball
  70. Joseph Carl Breil
  71. Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth
  72. Sister Candace Introcaso
  73. Fr. Eugene McGuigan
  74. St. Goar of Aquitaine
  75. St. Gal, Bishop of Clermont
  76. Armstrong Tunnel
  77. St. Alberic of Utrecht
  78. Moorsel , a village in Belgium
  79. Charles de Croÿ
  80. St. Brendan of Birr
  81. St. Afan
  82. St. Anysia
  83. St. Aedesius
  84. St. Desiderius
  85. St. Veronica of Milan
  86. Fr. William Power
  87. Fr. Joseph Strub
  88. Lambda Sigma
  89. Andrew Bayne Memorial Library
  90. Jacobus Latomus
  91. Franciszka Siedliska
  92. Roszkowa Wola, a village in Poland
  93. Blessed Martyrs of Nowogródek
  94. Armand Gautier
  95. Mustum
  96. Riedern am Wald
  97. Shutter Shades
  98. Bl. Jacques-Désiré Laval
  99. Duquesne Club
  100. Fr. Martin Hehir
  101. Bl. Daniel Brottier
  102. Bl. Denis of the Nativity
  103. Bl. Redemptus of the Cross
  104. Bl. Maria Fortunata Viti
  105. Crosby High School
  106. William J. Winter
  107. Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln
  108. Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Rapid City
  109. St. John's Cathedral in Fresno
  110. Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Bismarck
  111. Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Greensburg
  112. Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Las Cruces
  113. Cathedral of Saint Peter in Wilmington
  114. Cathedral of Saint John Gualbert in Johnstown
  115. Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Juneau
  116. Claude Poullart des Places
  117. Saint-Étienne-des-Grès, a former church in Paris
  118. Fr. Jeremiah J. Callahan
  119. Fr. John Willms
  120. Bp. John Tuohill Murphy
  121. Bp. Alejandro Goic
  122. Intercessors of the Lamb
  123. Holy Spirit College
  124. Independent Brewing Company of Pittsburgh
  125. Outcry witness
  126. Cathedral of Saint Augustine in Tucson
  127. Cathedral of Saint Peter in Belleville
  128. Cathedral of St. John Berchmans in Shreveport, Louisiana
  129. Allegheny County Department of Public Works
  130. Pittsburgh Wayfinder System
  131. Bl. Stephen Nehmé
  132. Fr. Gianfranco Ghirlanda
  133. Fr. François-Xavier Dumortier
  134. Fr. Franco Imoda
  135. Bp. Alexandre Monnet
  136. Abp. Alexandre Le Roy
  137. Marche, Arkansas
  138. Liberty Bartlett
  139. Tegula gallina
  140. Kelburne Hockey Club
  141. Karl von Zois
  142. Campanula zoysii
  143. Sainte-Croix, Mauritius
  144. Judson Welliver
  145. Sioux City Tribune
  146. Bp. Yves Marie Monot
  147. Bp. Hervé Itoua
  148. Abp. Anatole Milandou
  149. Capra (titular see)
  150. List of people associated with the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas
  151. Bp. Juan Solano
  152. Abp. Jerónimo de Loayza
  153. Fr. Wojciech Giertych
  154. Bl. Hyacinthe-Marie Cormier
  155. Bl. Franciszek Rogaczewski
  156. Bl. Agnes of Jesus
  157. Pontificalis Domus
  158. Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
  159. Aux. Bp. William J. Waltersheid
  160. Anthony Sadowski
  161. Fr. Raymond V. Kirk
  162. Fr. Francis P. Smith
  163. Jacopo Alighieri
  164. San Pellegrino in Vaticano
  165. Achille Pinelli
  166. Rediculus
  167. Pierre de Chaignon la Rose
  168. Mount Auburn Hospital
  169. Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity
  170. Rosolio
  171. Sybertsville, Pennsylvania
  172. Bp. Andrew Pataki
  173. Bp. John M. Kudrick
  174. Adrian van Kaam
  175. Sons of the Holy Family
  176. Vernon F. Gallagher
  177. Henry J. McAnulty
  178. Donald S. Nesti
  179. Saint Paul Seminary
  180. Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter
  181. Theodore B. Basselin
  182. Theological College
  183. John Fogarty
  184. Charles M. Murphy
  185. James F. Checchio
  186. Harold P. Darcy
  187. Bernard Smith
  188. Stefano Pendinelli
  189. Madonna dell'Archetto
  190. La Storta
  191. St. Mobhí Clárainech
  192. Lamprechtsofen
  193. Abp. Jorge Carlos Patrón Wong
  194. San Lorenzo in Piscibus
  195. Abp. Olav Trondsson
  196. San Trifone in Posterula
  197. Santa Maria in Turri
  198. Basilica of Notre-Dame d'Alençon
  199. Fr. Peter Harman
  200. Msgr. Steven J. Lopes
  201. Msgr. Louis Hostlot
  202. Fr. Augustine Schulte
  203. Casa Santa Maria
  204. List of alumni of the Pontifical North American College
  205. San Sebastiano de Via Papae
  206. Santi Sergio e Bacco al Foro Romano
  207. Santa Lucia in Septisolio
  208. San Menna
  209. St. Theodore the Sacristan
  210. San Caio
  211. Fr. Nuno da Silva Gonçalves, S.J.
  212. Parmenian
  213. Crispus, Crispinianus, and Benedicta
  214. Almone
  215. San Ciriaco de Camiliano‎
  216. Villa Gabrielli
  217. St. Phoebadius of Agen
  218. Br. Max Schmalzl
  219. Catholic Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
  220. Martin Ignatius Joseph Griffin
  221. American Catholic Historical Society
  222. St. Mark Seminary
  223. Salvi Huix Miralpéix
  224. William Draper Byrne


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  Did you know?

I have receipts for 110 DYKs, of which 106 articles were of my own creation, two were expansions I performed of already-created articles, and two were hooks written for others' articles.

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