Santissimo Padre: Who is it?
Swiss Guard: Holy Father, it is Monsignor Lospedale, wishing to have a cup of tea with you.
S.P.: By all means, send him in.
[The door opens, and a middle-aged priest strolls in, wearing a light blue clerical shirt and jeans.]
S.P.: So very good to see you. Have a seat. Sister will bring in the tea shortly. What’s on your mind?
Msgr. Lospedale: Your Holiness, do you realize that polls are showing that 87% of practicing Catholics approve of artificial contraception? Other than those who may be ignorant of the Church’s teaching – a distinct possibility nowadays, since the

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