...which is great, except that my luggage is in Dallas, Texas. But I expect the airline people will arrange to get it here in due course - at least that is what they have promised - and so meanwhile I am catching up on work and being made v. welcome by colleagues here at EWTN.
Fortunately the v. comfortable hotel where I stayed last night was able to provide toothbrush, comb etc, and I have long learned about washing clothes overnight, drying them with an hotel hairdryer and so on.
Took part in a discussion on Register Radio this morning, along with Joan Lewis, EWTN's Rome correspondent. It is depressing that the main news I needed to report from Britain was the Govt's ghastly imposition of same-sex "marriage" and the subsequent threats to freedom of debate and discussion, the rights of Catholic schools and educators, etc. And there is no point in just making cheerful noises or hoping that somehow things will be all right: things are not going to be all right, and we are all going to need courage in the years ahead.
Mass at EWTN, crowded, prayerful. An upbeat feel about the whole place,. Normally when I am here I am v. busy, working on programmes. Today, various meetings, plus time spent organising the safe return of my luggage.
The role played by EWTN in the fight for the soul of America has been a remarkable one. There have been some remarkable achievements, some crucial gains have been made, and it's still a work in progress, "but westward, look! the land is bright..."