Please offer a few prayers for all the people of Chile and my in-laws in particular. My in-laws had just arrived in Santiago yesterday as part of a tour group. Early this morning Chile was rocked by an 8.8 earthquake. We have heard indirectly that they are doing okay. Their hotel is still standing with no major structural damage. Fortunately, Chile seems better prepared to withstand such an earthquake than Haiti. The force of this earthquake is 1000 times greater than the force of the earthquake in Haiti. There are still many people who are injured and homeless. There will soon be a great need for corporal works of mercy. Right now, the spiritual work of mercy of prayer is the best we can do.
I am Catholic. Not conservative Catholic. Not liberal Catholic. Just 100% Catholic. Let's pour a cup of coffee or tea and talk. We will engage with enthusiasm and civility and, most importantly, we will engage in a spirit of charity seeking Truth.