Thanks to Webster Bull and Godspeed!

It seems like a million years ago, but it was only back in February(!) when I wrote these words,

Like the officers I served under in the Marines, some of these priests are going to be exceptional. I have some advice for you. Prepare yourself now for the day they will be re-assigned to another post.

Well, that day has come, but it isn’t at my parish. It is right here, in this space. Webster Bull, the founder of the YIMCatholic blog, has officially passed the reins on to me and Allison. He reports that he is “too busy with other writing projects at this time to give YIMC the attention it deserves.” Those of you waiting upon his posts with baited breath may now exhale, and breathe easy.

What can I say to Webster except, thanks for starting this blog! And for his future endeavors I give him a hearty Godspeed and I wish you well! Will Webster never post here again? I honestly don’t know, and I truthfully hope he can stop in from time to time. I am certain of this though; I trust Our Lord knows what He is doing with Webster Bull.

Join me in wishing him well. Bon Voyage, mon frere, and thanks for staying until I didn’t need training wheels!

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  • marie therese 1

    I will miss his posts and pray God will bless him and his family.

  • Frank

    Me too!

  • Fred

    it's a beautiful thing when the work outlives you!

  • Julie D.

    Webster, we'll miss you but I must thank you for leaving us with this wonderful blog to read. Best of luck in your writing!

  • Frank

    And it will outlive us all.

  • Deacon Greg Kandra

    Oh no! A blog without Bull is unthinkable. (Trust me, I know…) Godspeed, Brother Web! Keep writing, somewhere. Please. Deacon Greg"The Deacon's Bench"

  • Warren Jewell

    Yes, "Why I am Catholic" outlives each and every very Catholic, leaving much unsaid to any other but God.I have noticed that WB has been more 'missing' than 'active' in the blog of the last few months. That is to say that I missed his distinctive 'flavor of Why-ness' here. Yes, founders come and founders go, as things are. But, the Spirit remains, and may He continue to grace the blog and its ongoing writers. Indeed . . .Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and kindle in them the fire of Your love. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. O, God, Who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

  • priest’s wife

    and just when I found this blog- it changes…!

  • Frank

    @priest's wife, All things have their season, and in their times all things pass under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 :-)

  • Stefanie

    I love that this blog has 'gone beyond' just Webster's observations (many of which I have linked to for my RCIA folks) which only tells me that there are as many reasons "Why I Am Catholic" as there are Catholics. Warms the cockles of my cradle Catholic heart.To Frank and Allison — all hail our new Dynamic Duo!

  • Bender

    To be clear, this is the nature of blogging. The writer comes and goes. Posts come in bursts and then none for a while.Webster will be back and post again when the Spirit moves him to do so.

  • Allison

    @Stefanie: I like the moniker! I too, have waned in my writing due to a new career in my "real" (nonblogging) life. But I pray God will give me the time and motivation to keep posting here. It is so gratifying to be part of this community of believing searchers/ searching believers.

  • Sal

    Many thanks to Webster and prayers for his new endeavors. We're in good hands…

  • Shannon

    And I am mourning the loss of comments of "Joan of Arcadia." Not fair!

  • Frank

    Shannon: LOL! But they are still here…just use the handy "search" feature. :)

  • Anonymous

    We will miss you! But 'for everything there is a season' is right. Am so glad to be part of this community :). God bless you for this beginning and for all the other 'beginnings' in your life now. Rose

  • Anne

    God bless you Webster!

  • Andy Richter

    Just had dinner with my cousin Web and he neglected to tell me had stopped doing this blog near two years ago! Hope the blog has been doing well since his departure.

    • Frank Weathers

      Hey Andy, you can find him still blogging (he might be on hiatus now) at Witness.