Father Donal Godfrey of the University of San Francisco is a gifted preacher and campus minister, and someone whose preaching has inspired me. Almost twenty years ago, I met Donal when he provided assistance for the Sunday Masses at Saint Monica’s in Moraga.
As a practice, we customarily rotated the preaching, so the priests had the opportunity to hear one another. It was very effective for the congregation and helped me to gain greater exposure to my priest colleagues, and hear their personal witness to the gospel. In this interview, Donal and I comment how Father Declan Dean’s ministry and most especially his preaching remain a model for both of us.