Movie Night: Father Stu

If, when we shall arrive at Saint Mary of the Angels, all drenched with rain and trembling with cold, all covered with mud and exhausted from hunger; if, when we knock at the convent-gate, the porter should come angrily and ask us who we are; if, after we have told him, "We are two of … Continue reading Movie Night: Father Stu

Pompeo Urges the Pope to Defend Religious Liberty in China?

Excuse me? When it becomes necessary for America to plead with the Vatican to defend religious freedom, Catholics have a very serious problem. We have had very serious problems for a long, long time, but the problems seem to just keep mounting. If Pope Francis will not defend the religious freedom of all people in … Continue reading Pompeo Urges the Pope to Defend Religious Liberty in China?

Can We Please Stop Saying That People We Disliked Are In Hell?

Ever since Ruth Bader Ginsberg died, some on the internet have been informing us that she is now in hell. I am embarrassed to say that at least a couple of those who are informing us about the state of Justice Ginsberg's soul are Catholics. One such stated that he prayed for her before she … Continue reading Can We Please Stop Saying That People We Disliked Are In Hell?

From the Chaplain’s Corner: Pope Francis in Thailand (Nov. 20-23, 2019)

Greetings to all in the Kaffeeklatsch! While enjoying some homemade butternut squash soup - garnished with freshly-ground ginger and cocoanut-milk -infused cream - at my favorite corner table here, I noticed an AP online article re: Pope Francis's visit [11/20-23/19] to "The Land of Smiles". (The first papal visit since Pope St. John Paul II … Continue reading From the Chaplain’s Corner: Pope Francis in Thailand (Nov. 20-23, 2019)