Remember that old TV show from 1957-1963 starring Richard Boone, "Have Gun, Will Travel"? Well, I'm thinking of putting a similar statement on my own business card, "Have Stole, Will Travel." Effective 1 June, I will leave my current University teaching position and my wife and I will head West, for the great State of California. I will be responsible for supporting a number of pastoral ministries in the Diocese of Monterey. I will direct the offices of catechetical ministries, youth and campus ministry, lay and deacon formation, pastoral planning and so on: whatever the bishop asks me to do. With the bishop's full support, I will continue to travel and to teach, especially on matters related to the priesthood and the diaconate.
None of that will affect us here at the blog, however! But I ask that you keep my wife and I in your prayers as we make another transition. After a lifetime of moving for the US Navy, including a wonderful tour in Monterey some years ago, we are looking forward to moving back to such a beautiful area of God's creation.