Tangkok Pilgrimage

During the Pol Pot era, the Cambodian bishop and other men and women leaders of the Catholic Church in the kingdom died at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. Their case has been presented to Rome for official recognition as martyrs. Every year a memorial service is held in Kampong Thom Province where most of them died. Click here for pictures from this year’s ceremony.

Two in a row

Yesterday I got home from the Holy Thursday service very late after a busy day–I never had a chance to eat supper–and I didn’t have time to post something here. Now today that pattern repeated with the Good Friday service. Sorry! I’ll be back on track on Saturday, I hope.

CACD Meeting

Today was the quarterly meeting of the Catholic Alliance for Charity and Development (CACD), the social outreach of the diocese of Phnom Penh. Representatives from all the Catholic NGOs and agencies and from the religious communities come together to discuss chosen topics and to become a better face of the church’s outreach to the people of Cambodia.

Birthday 2019

I was totally surprised–twice!—this weekend as I turned 75 years old. On Friday a group I meet with regularly came to the Maryknoll office where I live and then today, Sunday, the congregation celebrated with me after the morning mass. Click here to see wonderful celebrations with beautiful people.