Up until now, Leah Libresco — who was baptized and received into the faith just about a year ago — was our “youngest” Catholic both chronologically and religiously. She’s still the youngest among us but she’s almost an old-lady Catholic compared to Billy Kangas, who was received into the church last Easter, and has been making a lot of Catholic noise since even before then, and seems therefore a swell fit for PatheosCatholic.
If you’re not familiar with Billy, he lives in DC, where he is completing a PhD in Liturgy and Sacramental theology at The Catholic University of America. I had the pleasure of meeting him a few months ago at the Catholic Information Center (which is quite the go-to/gathering place for young Papists in the Capital) and was taken by his smarts, his energy, his “let’s have a theology-on-tap” vibe and his very sweet nature.
It’s the nature of an energetic mind, I think, to run the gamut — to annoy, infuse, sometimes confuse and become a must-read for other energetic, curious minds. We’re really happy to have Billy Kangas aboard to keep the dialogue fresh, intelligent and just a little cheeky! Welcome, Billy!