Fr. Francis, I am a convert (Southern Baptist), of 15 years to Catholicism.
I came upon The Gospel of John series via youtube and recognized you from an earlier series. I also (Praise God), came upon your homilies.
After many years and after coming into Mother Church (or this thing of ours, as we say in NY), I am hungry for scripture. I took an EPS (via Trinity) course at St. Vincent Ferrer in NYC a couple years ago (now defunct, sad to say); Needless to say, I damaged many bibles (once I got those bible tabs), falling asleep on them. I had amazing teachers (Fr.'s Ray Brown, Turro, others), some... i'm still praying for.
If I never get a chance to study under you in person, I thank God for what you have available. I pray I find some of your courses, as I cannot afford to go study. I was asked by Fr. Turro to come to Seton Hall, I guess he saw a spark in this sinful daughter of Our Lord; I prayed, but my youngest, Xienna, has had sixteen operations and is the primary vocation. She is called the first child graduate of EPS, since I brought her to every class with me. I also begged Cardinal Dulles (May God bless his soul), at every Spring and Fall talk at Fordham, to advise how I might take classes there (it's walking distance), I guess I should say tortured him. I wanted to do Steubenville online, or Holy Apostles, didn't work out. It gets me down, but if it's worth having, it's worth praying and struggling for.
As I tell others, sometimes God says no or not yet.
When you are better, could you please send me a booklist that I may study along with or some permitted series, audio, video, etc. that may help my journey.
You are a shining example. I pray for a portion of your spirit.
Please pray for my daughter and myself, as I pray for you. And please pray for my parish St. Nicholas of Tolentine in the Bronx.
Thank you for all you offer up.
God bless, Mary Keep.