September 2008

The Financial Crisis

I could not help but notice that many of my readers feel somewhat befuddled by the financial crisis that is going on.

You are not alone, of course. Reading other internet blogs, for example, I can sense the rising tide of confusion and anger.

As for myself, before I went into the priesthood I got a degree in international business and finance. I’m often therefore called upon to “translate” economic news and events for my friends into ordinary language.

Off to the Great White North again

I spoke with Sister Reine Driscoll of the parish of Saint Augustine yesterday, and confirmed that I’ll be going once again to her small community up north to celebrate Christmas mass. The parish is a small fishing village near Labrador, which can only be accessed by plane or boat. I’ll be leaving December 22 and coming back December 28 (the only flight times available).