Rest In Peace, Beloved Archbishop Sambi

Earlier this week, I told the story of how Archbishop Pietro Sambi, papal nuncio to the U.S., had so generously welcomed Guest House to the Vatican Embassy in 2006.  Guest House, the treatment center for Catholic clergy and religious, was celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding; and the nuncio’s enthusiastic support for our mission was evident in his remarks that evening.In my brief report I fell short, though, of truly capturing his warmth and his charisma.  Here's what I mea … [Read more...]

Corralling Corapi: Pandora’s Box?

John Corapi has released another statement.In what has emerged as a pitiful volley of "he said-he said," Corapi again defends himself against accusations leveled against him by his own order.  The S.O.L.T., similarly, had been defending itself against Corapi's blunt criticisms.There has never been any sexual impropriety, Corapi insists.  Never any paid hush money.  Never was deception intended; he was only following the studied advice of his legal team.  His financial independence, he say … [Read more...]

Playing Martha to My Husband’s Mary

My husband and I went in two different directions today.He, a deacon, has been helping out in the last week before our new pastor arrives, so he preached at two Masses this morning.  He helped a kindly but somewhat befuddled visiting priest, hugged a newborn baby, talked to a hundred or so souls and wished them a happy holiday.I cleaned the house.I had attended the vigil mass yesterday, so I had fulfilled my obligation.  And we have company coming this week, so there was much to d … [Read more...]


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