I had a meeting of our priest pension fund today. It was fairly routine: looking over the performance of our investments, checking on our conversion rate, and so on. We still have a large actuarial deficit, but things are looking up for our fund nevertheless.
I had to help deal with a bit of a media emergency today: a foreign journalist, whose first language wasn’t French and whose second language was English, called the diocese looking for some info for a story she was doing. Our diocesan press secretary asked me to help out, so I wound up being temporary spokeman for about an hour. This sort of thing is always makes me a bit nervous, but I do believe in engaging the media in as professional a way as possible, as they have a very important role in a free society. We’ll see how it turns out.