Coffee with Bishop Noonan

ORLANDO | To discover why the Catholic faith is meaningful to young Catholic professionals and foster awareness of what The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida does, the foundation held a contest asking millennial professionals to post a Catholic-themed selfie to Instagram using the #YCPGivesOCA handle. The best response garnered enjoying a coffee with Bishop John Noonan. Nathan Nasby of Most Precious Blood Parish in Oviedo made the cut.

“My faith teaches me each and every day that the mysteries of God are so great that one cannot even begin to comprehend their magnitude,” posted Nasby, alongside a photo of him holding his rosary. He added, “It is this cornerstone of my faith that now keeps me humble and willing to listen with an open heart as the adventure of life is far greater than my little assumptions. There’s no telling where the Lord will take me next.” But we know… to coffee with the bishop.

So what did the two discuss? Everything from the theology of the liturgy, technology and the structure of the diocese to Nasby’s conversion story and his work with Young Catholic Professionals. Joined by Daniel Boyd of the Secretariat of Laity, Family, and Life and Riley Arnemann, communications coordinator for The Catholic Foundation, the dialogue was interesting and dynamic. After coffee and pastries, Bishop Noonan led Nasby on a tour of the Chancery.

By Glenda Meekins of the Florida Catholic March 11, 2020