It has been a while since my last post. Sorry about that. Things have been a bit busy of late. I never realized how much reading and writing (homilies and talks) I would have to put together in my work as a bishop. I could spend all day just reading the materials from the Holy See, the Conference, and the various agencies of the archdiocese… not that I’m complaining. Anyway it has not all been work. I have been able to celebrate some Confirmations, visit some parishes, attend my first Spanish Mass, have dinner with priests, and get to a Pacers game (my Celtics lost). I now have a “Butler” hoodie (Go Dawgs!) and I joined a gym. I’ve worked out a three mile walking route around the canal here in the city and it is 1.7 miles from the rectory to the Catholic Center. I’ve also been prowling around the city and its environs looking for good ethnic food. Maybe that’s why I had to join a gym. I like Shapiro’s Deli. I’ve been there twice and their pastrami is first rate. I have tried a couple of Italian places but they have not been all that good. I will happily settle for Italian-Italian or American- Italian, if you know what I mean. I am also looking for good Chinese (not Polynesian Chinese), Greek, and Korean food. Any suggestions my readers might have for me in the Indy area are greatly appreciated.
I went to see Archbishop Daniel at the rehab hospital. He is convalescing well and is alert and lucid. We had a good conversation and he gave me some direction regarding things that are going on in the archdiocese and answered some of my questions for me. His physical recovery will take some time but he says his spirits are good and he thanks everyone for their prayers.
And I am going to stop procrastinating …. starting tomorrow.