At least for the next couple months. I’m very happy to announce that well-known Pray Tell contributor Rita Ferrone will serve as moderator of this blog starting tomorrow.
I will remain a contributor during Rita’s time at the helm. But I will primarily work on two manuscripts for publication with looming deadlines. I have some big time catch-up to do on them …because I enjoy blogging way too much and have let it consume my life this past year. My goal starting tomorrow is to be a good monk locked in my cell, at my desk, working on one thing only. Perfect discipline. That’s it.
I’ll still be on the Pray Tell team. My goal is to limit myself to about one or two posts a week. (We’ll see how I do with that…) I expect to continue covering the missal beat. I’m sure there will be much to report about implementation strategies and successes. And also resistance and objections. You can count on Pray Tell to keep giving you the complete story.
And then, if all goes according to plan, I’ll be back as moderator sometime in April. I expect that, with Rita’s incisive judgment and clear writing and good instincts and theological acumen, this blog will undergo real renewal and expansion.
And now I’m on my way to Salt Lake City for the Southwest Liturgical Conference. Uhm, those publication manuscripts? Right. I’ll be in my cell starting Sunday, I guess.
Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB