Here is an excerpt:
Becoming Catholic has brought many blessings, but it has not healed the sorrows of my heart. Indeed, in some ways it has intensified these sorrows. But this is all very private. All I need say is that I often find them overwhelming. God is silent. I am reduced to silence.
I think many of us can relate to this on some level. I know that I can. Fr. Al, you will be missed.