The office of communication tells us that "several other diocesan staffers are also blogging: Youth and Young Adult Ministry director Kathy Goller is blogging this week from the National Catholic Youth Conference in Kansas City. Denis Coakley, director of Pro-Life Activities and Dennis Mahaney, associate director of the Office of Parish Life.
You can check them all out at http://www.buffalodiocese.org/News/Blogs/tabid/1000/Default.aspx
As much of an influence on the world of technology and catholicism as I might like to think I have, this one cannot be attributed to me. I have yet to meet Bishop Kmiec (pronounced Kim-Ick) but from what I hear from those around me and others who have had experiences with him, I have nothing but good things to expect. "He's an extremely down to earth kind of guy," reports one Paulist Father who was able to share living space with the good Bishop several years ago. Others in town report the same story.
As the Bishop nears retirement along with his other brother Bishops in Western NY: Bishop Matt Clark of Rochester and Bishop Howard J. Hubbard of Albany.
Your humble blogger is Mike Hayes, a well-known expert in the world of young adult ministry (20s and 30s) in the Catholic Church. Mike is the author of Googling God (Paulist, 2007) where he explores both the chaotic world that young people live in and their religious reactions to that world. He also explores the age of instant gratification and how churches can respond to the needs of the young adult age by using technology alongside more traditional ministry methods.
Mike founded the award winning BustedHalo.com® in 2001 and continues to contribute to it as the editor of their catechetical section appropriately named Googling God.
Recently, he left BustedHalo® to focus on more direct ministry with young people at St Joseph University Parish as a Campus Minister for the South Campus at the University at Buffalo.
He has only two loves: his adorable wife, Marion and a nine pound chihuahua named Haze, who still find him amusing enough to let them live in their home.