When Jonathan Webb and I approached the Catholic Church as thirty-something post-Protestant outcasts nearly two decades ago, it was a fine twist of grace–or at least a bit of good luck–that Fr. Michael Sweeney, O.P., was the priest that met us at the door. He himself was standing outside the door, taking a smoke break. Now Fr. Sweeney is President of the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT) at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. Check out his Lenten reflections.