I did a blog post on the newest American venerable for the National Catholic Register, the late Bishop Alphonse Gallegos. It came out last night. You can read it here. It gives a good synopsis of his story. I find it impressive he accomplished so much but was nearly blind. It is said his glasses lenses were as thick as the bottom of Coca Cola bottles. The new ones don’t do that phrase justice. It came from back in the day when they were really thick. Next time you venture into an antique store, see if they have any antique soda/cola bottles around. It’ll give you a new appreciation. Lord, may we have the prayers of Ven. Alphonse. Amen.