Guest Bloggers

We are inviting others to share posting duty here on ComposingCatholic.com.  They have been selected because they share our vision and because they have a unique gift for exploring the beauty of faith.  We hope you’ll agree.

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Deacon Dan Burns

Deacon Dan Burns was ordained in 1998.  He and his wife Marianne have been married for 40 years and have two children and 5 grandchildren.  Dan is a spiritual director and retreat leader and is currently assigned to the Catholic Weymouth Collaborative of St. Jerome and Immaculate Conception Parishes.  In past years, Dan was a deacon at Holy Family Parish in Duxbury and served as the Director of Formation for the Permanent Diaconate in the Archdiocese of Boston.  He has been a Research Scientist at MIT working in applied geophysics since 1994 and prior to that was on the faculty at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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Deacon Alan Doty

Hello, this is Deacon Alan Doty. I will be an occasional guest writer here on Composing Catholic.

I was ordained as Deacon in September 2017 and am assigned to the same parish collaborative as Rey. My wife and I have three children in their 20’s.

My interests are in science, the business of science, and exploring the intersection of science and faith. Mostly I just struggle to see and listen to the world through the eyes and ears of faith and occasionally to share what I have seen and heard.

Having been ordained only a short time my preaching style is still evolving, and I thank Rey and Joey for inviting me to share some of my homilies here on Composing Catholic.

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Will Campbell

My name is Will and I am 32 years old. I attended Catholic school my entire life, but like many in my generation, I fell away from the Church in high school and early in college. I consider myself a “re-vert” to the faith.

I picked up the Bible to read the Gospels again when I was 22 years old, and the words of Christ haven’t left me since. I began my new faith journey with struggle, still a sinner, but continually give my life to God through my marriage, fatherhood, prayer and the sacraments. I believe that it is precisely our struggles that we encounter in our daily lives that bring us closer to God.

I am now blessed to be married to the woman of my dreams and have a beautiful son and a beautiful daughter. I love golf, fitness, movies, and of course following the Patriots, Celtics, and Red Sox. I don’t have an agenda, I am just passionate about my faith and love to write. I hope you will encounter Christ in some small way when you read my thoughts, because, by God’s grace, it is truly Him who will use me and speak through me!