Michael Dubruiel, RIP

Shocking news at Amy Welborn‘s blog–her husband, Michael Dubruiel, collapsed and died this morning at the gym.

Please pray for Amy and her children.

This news hit me very hard. I had to go back and read her blog several times to believe it true. I’ve only met each of them once–Michael at the NCCE convention in St. Louis in 2002, and Amy when she was in Houston in 2006 to talk about The DaVinci Code for Opus Dei (they had me waiting in the wings to give the talk just in case her delayed flight didn’t make it). But we’ve known each other via our blogs and e-mail for about ten years–Amy and I first got acquainted on an AOL discussion board back in 1998.

It’s a sad day in St. Blog’s Parish.