The Language Barrier
One of you left a comment in an earlier blog post asking how we overcame the language barrier (that Tower of Babel!) while we were in Rome. I certainly wish Sr. Catherine Marie and I spoke good "broken" Italian but, alas, we are dependent upon others to assist - and Google Translate can only go so far! :) With us during our time of work in Rome was a dear friend and canonist who speaks fluent Italian, having lived in Italy about 10 years. Special thanks to Msgr. Michael Palud for assisting us during the days of work. We had many questions about our juridical structure of communion and Msgr. was unflagging in translating our conversations with our representatives in Rome.
Msgr. is a member of the Congregation of the Oratory and a missionary in Jamaica. He and all the brethren there have a special place in our prayers!
Grazie mille Msgr. Palud!