PopeWatch: Bugged

Saturday, March 18, AD 2017

 

 

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:

 

The Vatican has refused to say whether an apology was in the works after eavesdropping allegations were made by Francis last week against his predecessor.

Pope Francis’ claim that his confessional was wiretapped by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has yet to be supported by evidence, but the Pontiff isn’t ready to apologize for the accusation just yet.

“Let’s not get ahead of ourselves,” Director of the Holy See Press Office Greg Burke told reporters on Friday when asked if Francis would apologize to Pope Benedict if his allegations were debunked. “I think it’s important to see where this goes, and I don’t want to prejudge the investigation at this time.”

Pope Francis has alleged in a number of tweets last Saturday that Benedict had let Vatican officials conduct surveillance on his Buenos Aires confessional before becoming pope.

“Terrible! Just found out that Benedict had my ‘wires tapped’ in San Roberto Bellarmino Church In Buenos Aires just before my papal victory. Nothing found!”

 

Go here to read the comments.  PopeWatch attempted to contact the Vatican for comment, but when his phone began to make odd sounds like a Bulgarian singing a Gregorian chant backwards, PopeWatch hastily ended the call.

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  • Believe it or not, Fr. Raymond de Souza actually took this seriously. He took to Facebook warning people that this was fake news. A Catholic media figure who is too ignorant to realize EOTT is satire. Now there’s a real hoot for you. Sad too, when you think about it.

  • The international C.H.A.O.S. group is behind the wiretap. They were behind the Crow drone in the infamous Peace Dove attack at the Vatican a few years ago;
    https://youtu.be/QTj0xs6t8z8

    CHAOS is; Catholics Honoring Another Oracle than holy Spirit.

    This movement is catching on and some believe woman Priest’s​ will be the next big development since the election of its first Pope.

  • Fr. de Souza was right to spell it out. I knew several who thought Dan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code” was non-fiction.

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Friar Moustache

Tuesday, March 14, AD 2017

I assume that Saint Francis is giving this a big thumbs up from Heaven:

St. Francis Monastery in Cochabamba, Bolivia is named after the patron saint of dogs, so it makes sense that one of their newest members happens to be a stray dog they’ve rescued off of the streets. Named Friar Bigotón, which adorably translates to Friar Moustache, this lucky pup has his own habit and monk duties, and is given free roam of the monastery.

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  • I thought he was a discalced Carmelite at first glance…

  • One error has crept into this reporting–St. Francis is the patron saint of animals. Dogs have two patrons all their own–Saint Hubert and Saint Roch. It is not (entirely) that I am a pedant, but I have two dogs at home and we make sure to celebrate their patronal feasts.

  • Andrew is correct,and as a dog owner I’ve had occasion to ask for the intercession of St. Hubert. And…if you’ve enjoyed a bit of Jagermeister in the misspent youth; there is a nice connection.

  • Named my crazy dingo Hubert in honor of the great saint….Rocky has always been a popular name for dogs, from St. Roch presumably!

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  • “I ain’t buying it.”
    My favorite line from the movie Guardians of the Galaxy:
    Rocket: Attention, idiots! The lunatic on the top of this craft is holding a Hadron Enforcer, a weapon of my own design.
    Yondu: What the hell?
    Rocket: If you don’t hand over our companions now, he’s gonna tear your ship a new one. A very big new one.
    Yondu: I ain’t buyin’ it.

  • An interesting CNN anomaly is the “link or feed,” suddenly goes down when an interviewer is speaking of Jesus on said network. I came across this phenomenon a while back while visiting you tube.
    It also happens on occasion when a conservative view is becoming difficult for the reporter on CNN and MSNBC to debate.

    There are many to choose from.

    Here’s a couple; https://youtu.be/IdYRN8Clddw

    https://youtu.be/agm0hFKSdUw

    https://youtu.be/d4YQ6n9_y8E

    The last one is compelling.
    NFL player Benjamin Watson speaks of Jesus Christ and forgiveness of sin and CNN can’t stomach it.

    Are some of these drops legitimate?
    Could be.

    CNN is not a bonafide news network.
    Not at all.
    It’s a propaganda machine plain and simple.

  • Info please. I am working on artlcle to submit to K.C. magazine, The Columbian. It began Medal of Honor Catholic Priests. I am expanding it to Catholic religious in US military. Any help, even list of names would be great help.

  • Hi Scotth, Suggest you contact the Military Archdiocese at http://www.milarch.org. No priest can serve in the US military without first being credentialed by this military ordinariate. Since you have researched MOH Catholic Priests you have info on Fr. Vincent Capodanno, now titled Servant of God since his canonization cause has been opened. The late CAPT Jake Laboon, USN CHC was USNA ’44 and was awarded the Silver Star for diving off his subarmarine to rescue a downed aviator in WWII. LCDR William Dorwart, USNR, CHC served on a carrier as an Aviation Ordnanceman before graduating from college and joining the Congregation of Holy Cross. He was the NAS Cubi Pt, PI chaplain in 1987 and was last seen conducting a burial at Arlington National Cemetery as a Naval District Washington chaplain. The Diocese of Arlington VA currently has two young priests preparing to become navy chaplains. Also in the diocese is Fr. Michael Duesterhaus, a naval reservist, who was on active duty in Djibouti and with the marines in Iraq. His lecture about those two assignments was excellent. IMHO military chaplains are a cut above, a special breed whether army, navy or air force. One day while on an army post I saw a nun in a traditional habit it turned out that she was a hospital sister in Washington DC and an army reservist surgeon. She had been on active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan while a nun. I would have liked to learn more details but we ran out of time.

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PopeWatch: Pope Burke

Saturday, March 4, AD 2017

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:

In an epic mistake that drew gasps from Catholics and non-Catholics around the world yesterday, Cardinal Protodeacon Jean-Louis Tauran recently announced that he mistakenly named Jorge Mario Bergoglio as pope at the 2013 Papal Conclave, when in reality it was Cardinal Raymond Burke that won the top prize.

The newly-elected Pope Francis was saying some random thing that would have made many Catholics scratching their heads when the interjection came that Burke had in fact been elected pope.

“I want to tell you what happened,” Tauran told press gathered at the Vatican yesterday. “I opened the envelope, and it said ‘Jorge Mario Bergoglio, La La Church.’”

“Burke,” the story of a white, Catholic, conservative man had already won best supporting cardinal for Making Things Look A Little Less Out Of Control.

“Very clearly, even in my prayers this could not be true,” Burke told those gathered in St. Peter’s Square. “But to hell with it, I’m done with it, because this is true. Oh my goodness.”

It was not immediately clear how the mistake was made, though EOTT tweeted out a photo that showed that the envelope in Tauran’s hand reading “Best Bishop Of A Diocese That Is Not The Diocese of Rome.”

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  • An American Pope. How extraordinary. An orthodox Pope. How orthodox.

  • I saw this picture some time ago, and actually sent a printed copy to the good cardinal in Rome. He very graciously replied to my accompanying note, but didn’t mention the photo for some reason.

  • “Red Hatter’s Matter!”-Author unknown..thank goodness.

    Vatican Cards.
    Sort of like poker, sheepshead and Euchre rolled into one.

    Example: I see your bluff, I’ll raise you five and trade my Pope for three of your Cardinals. Oh, and Cardinal Burke is wild.
    Trump is well..trump, and everybody gets a hors d’oeuvre.

    You can’t win. The deck is stacked.

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Quick! Someone Get Warren Beatty Up Here!

Monday, February 27, AD 2017

 

LarryD at Acts of the Apostasy gives us a timely lesson in alternate Church history:

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(AoftheANews) – CARTHAGE, 397 AD – Confusion reigned for several moments last night during the closing ceremonies of the Council of Carthage, as presenters of the Inspired Scripture: Gospels category accidentally announced the Gospel of Thomas, along with Matthew, Luke, and John, as having won.

Members of the Gnostic community were already on stage to receive the award, when a flurry of activity behind the scenes caused confusion and delay.

“As soon as I saw acolytes and presbyters scurrying around, passing scrolls to one another, with panicked looks on their faces, I knew something was amiss,” one Gnostic said. “I had this feeling they were keeping secret knowledge from us, and I became concerned.”

Moments later, amidst cries of “Heresy!” and “Anathema sit!” from the stunned crowd, a council official announced that the Gospel of Thomas was mistakenly announced as being inspired and canonical, saying that the winner was the Gospel of Mark. The news was greeted with thunderous applause and cheers.

The Gnostic community was understandably upset. “Sure, Mark’s been a de facto Gospel for a couple centuries, but we thought we had a legit shot at this council. Yeah, we fell short in 251, 256, and 345, but we felt really confident. Maybe 411 will be our year.”

 

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  • Acts of the Apostasy has a slight error. They would have had codices on this stage, not scrolls. Christians of this time were at the cutting edge of media technology. Sorry LarryD.

  • The Russians Hacked The Oscars. It Was not her Fault.

  • “The Gnostic community was understandably upset.”

    It’s poetic justice.
    For two hours or so, the Gnostics ripped apart at the leadership of our nation. A jab here, a protest there and throughout the evening the self made God’s and Goddesses applauded themselves as the creme de la creme, sweetness beyond all sweetness and holiness beyond all holiness. There’s is a vocation that resembles the zenith of Truth and thus they expect the respect from the lowly ones who don’t share a “life to live,” because they are not ACTOR’s. They, the insolent, can’t possibly understand the creative genius and brilliant talent that towers over all vocations ever imagined. There’s is a magic kingdom. To illustrate this point they took commoners from the street and paraded them at the feet of the Gnostics of high art. Stunned and kissing the hands of the glamorous, they shuffled off…stage left.

    One hundred years ago it was said; “He who laughs, lasts”-1917 Nov. 3rd W.E. Nesom (Perverted Proverbs)

    At the Grand Finale of Hollywood’s Holy Grail we see the botched and bewildered.
    The fools, Kings and Queens all, provide the best ending…A TRiUMPant ending..proving that he who laughs last, laughs best!

  • Nobody beats Abbess Dolores Hart, but nobody.

  • It is interesting that after trashing Trump they ended up looking like chumps.

  • Recalls what Mgr Ronald Knox said of our forefathers:

    “They were content MARK, MATTHEW, LUKE & JOHN
    Should bless th’old-fashion’d Beds they lay upon :
    But we, for ev’ry one of theirs, have two,
    And trust the Watchfulness of blessed Q.”

  • @ Mary De Voe.

    Great story!
    She slipped by my radar.
    Thanks for the introduction.
    A true star if ever there was one.

    Incase I wasn’t the only one with limited radar; http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2105662/Dolores-Hart-Elvis-Presleys-flame-turned-Hollywood-live-convent.html

  • Thank you for the link, Philip. Saw Dolores Hart at the Oscars that night and I loved her immediately.

  • As one whose education and avocation is history, I would just note that although a number of texts were considered for inclusion in the bible, some did not make it simply because they did not have tradition and authentication on their provenance. Many of them contain matters worthy of consideration. The objective of this article is well taken but to regard all non-included texts to be without value would be to carry the matter a bit too far.

14 Responses to It Would Take a Heart of Stone Not to Laugh

  • Indeed, “it would take a heart of stone not to laugh” like a hyena.

    Guilty as charged!

    I habitually sit in the car listening to AM radio (Mark Simone and Rush L.) while the wife is shopping for crafts stuff. Yesterday, an older Long Island Jewish woman called MS and began the usual irrational anti-Trump rant. MS politely dragged her through the muck of her stupidity. I couldn’t stop laughing. People walking past the car must have thought I am nuts.

  • “Now some of us, like yours truly, got bailed out by our backers…”

    Fascinating. As I understand it, “backing” a premeditated riot, which is what
    this was, is a crime, and if the rioters or their backers crossed state lines to
    do so, or communicated across state lines– by phone, email, etc.– then a
    federal crime was committed by these mysterious “backers”. So, with
    luck, 10 years for these people is just the beginning of the sweet justice that
    shall rain down on these hired thugs and their puppet-masters…

  • In response to T.Shaw’s comment about Mark Simone and his trademark deftness in unveiling the daftness of leftist callers, he is (IMHO) the most penetrating, skillful—and hysterically funny. He strips away the layers of nutty reasoning until you see leftist idiocy in all its uncomfortable naked “glory”.

    The only other one who is able to do this in a repartee-type debate is the now-silenced Milo: so Simone, I hope, watches his back. You cant make the left look as venal and stupid as they are, or all the hypnotized young people will wake up.

  • In the words of Saint Thomas More, patron saint of lawyers: “If he offends God, then let God arrest him.”
    God freely wills to create man with free will. God will not contradict Himself and therefore, God will not annihilate man. Man’s abuse of free will brought death into the world God created. Man dies according to his free will. (The condemned capital one murderer is executed through the power of attorney of his own free will. I can hear his screaming “I do not want to die.” The capital one murderer must live the life he has taken and his victim is dead.)
    “You shall not put your hand against an innocent man.” This would be the Eighth Commandment: “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” In a court of law this means that a person must tell the Truth, the whole Truth and nothing but the Truth, “so help me God.
    Faith is a gift from God. Religion is man’s response to the gift of Faith from God. Atheists reject the gift of Faith from God, through their God-given free will. Atheists must be tolerated as death bed converts. The principles of atheism violate the First Amendment: “or prohibit the free exercise thereof.” Principles must be judged. Person must be tolerated.
    Man must live in peace to tolerate his neighbor. Who is capable of judging how another man must live his life loving his “Creator”?
    If God can create all mankind through an act of His will, and with the power of God keep all things in existence, then who can countermand the laws of God? Who can countermand the laws of God without incurring death upon himself; death upon himself to the tenth generation?
    If God refuses to contradict Himself, then mankind, in refusing to countermand God’s laws brings God’s blessings down upon himself; God’s blessings down upon himself to the hundredth generation.
    God wills to forgive the jihadists, the abortionists, the liar. God’s blessings are not brought down upon their progeny, for all eternity upon all their future generations. Zero, nada, zilch, zip.
    Do the souls in hell laugh? Laughter is caused by the human condition, sometimes the absurd incongruity of juxtaposition. But laughter is always caused by the recognition of Truth. The souls in hell have rejected the Truth and therefore, there is nothing but wailing and the gnashing of teeth. No, there is no laughter in hell.
    The souls in hell are not remembered. So, some say that hell is empty, but the wailing and gnashing of teeth may be heard in the chill of the night, or is it Satan crunching on the remains of their free will?

  • If concupiscence is a struggle, the Cosacks never bothered.
    Thank you for the open thread.

  • What have done wrong? I posted this on the open thread.

  • I suppose it is what I have not done right.

  • Mary De Voe.

    Your 10:29 post is poetry.
    Your insights are always welcome into the simple minded….( 🤔 ) I do enjoy them. Your a gifted writer.
    The only laughter from Hell might be Lucifer’s. After all, the unfortunate ones are his toys…for all time.

  • This is just like the SDS and the Weatherman in the 60s/70s only there’s better communication among themselves and with their uber wealthy puppet masters; the media gleefully reports on them and is for them. Nowadays it’s not just wacky professors but members of Congress and the courts and a former president who are fanning the flames. To the rioters not on the Soros payroll I say,”Get a job!”. Good to see that some will have long term employment making license plates in the big house.
    Any parent who brings a child to a riot should be charged with child endangerment along with destruction of property. It was a appalling to see 10 year olds lighting fires.

  • Philip Nachazel: I had not counted on such much needed consolation. I appreciate your kind words very much. and oh, I do hope this comment is not sent elsewhere but where ever it goes, know that you are much loved and prayed for.

  • This is the Liberal language of the Democrat–so sensitive and politically correct! I know people like this. There is something wrong with them.

  • Cam: Peaceable assembly to petition Government for a redress of grievances is our First Amendment. Inciting to riot, riot and uprisings are unconstitutional and cause the individual to disenfranchise themselves to any and all degree according to their actions, up to and including exile and treason.

  • Interesting. If the “backers” paid the bail, and ultimately pay the fine, I wonder if the thugs will report the payment as income on their returns? If not, the feds could pull an Al Capone on them. Ironic, wouldn’t it be?

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PopeWatch: Clown Masses

Saturday, February 4, AD 2017

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:

 

 

Reports out of Cincinnati, Ohio today suggest sightings of Creepy Clown Masses are on the rise nationwide, and at levels not seen since the introduction of the 3rd typical edition of the Roman Missal five years ago.

While anecdotes abounded in the 1990’s, most Catholics had never seen a Creepy Clown Mass themselves until recently.

“I was ascending the side altar for my morning Latin Mass when I suddenly heard a calliope playing ‘All Are Welcome’ for a procession of creepy clowns in the nave,” said Monsignor Adrian Fitch. “They wouldn’t leave until I let them present the gifts. Another time I felt this hand on my shoulder and, at first, I thought it was just crazy ol’ Sister Ann [Provincial of the Congregation of Pant-Suited Pantomimes] extending her hand again for the Consecration, but nope, it was a freakin’ creepy clown with a chalice in one hand and a machete in the other.”

While some are calling the phenomenon a natural response to calls for more inclusive and diverse faith communities, others are calling it a publicity stunt for the upcoming Vigil of All Saints Day.  A growing minority, however, are attributing it to the circus atmosphere of the current Pontificate.

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  • I did notice a Franciscan once wearing about a size 17 pair of floppy sandals, but alas, I admit to being neglectful in not reporting him to the Chancery .
    Also, if we do spot a clown ready to have a Mass, are we required to accommodate him?

  • Don L.

    Hummm. My small PIETA prayer booklet, so old it’s held together by tape,glue and luck, states; Never attack a priest. Clowns masquerading as priests are fair game. Priest masquerading as clowns preparing to celebrate Holy Mass….Well they need prayer and twist on the ear lobe. Sr. Agnes style.

PopeWatch: Tramp Stamp

Saturday, January 21, AD 2017

 

 

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:

 

 

According to several reports out today, the Vatican will be issuing lower back tattoos to Catholics in honor of German priest and protestant reformer Martin Luther this October.

Although Martin Luther was declared a heretic and excommunicated in 1521, Vatican officials have reportedly sent letters to all Catholics that are “able and willing” to visit Rome for the “official issuing of the ecclesiastical tramp stamp.”

“We believe that Martin Luther, though deemed a heretic by the antiquated Catholic Church, is deserving of recognition for being a witness to the gospel,” said Vatican Tramp Stamp official Eduardo Rosalini. “Also because we want people to like us. No matter whether it’s our fault or not. We do as Christ did in the Scriptures when he apologized to Pontius Pilate, blaming hypocritical members of the Sanhedrin for driving [Pilate] away from a potential conversion to Judaism.”

Rosalini went on to say that, although Catholics will not be eligible for indulgences for getting the tramp stamp due to Luther’s stance on the issue, they will, nevertheless, be compensated with salvation “no matter what sins they commit after the getting the tattoo.”

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  • Whoa, it looks like a “move over Che” moment has arrived.

  • Tattoo’s..?

    Wait for the ecclesiastical piercings!

    The crucifix hammer and sickle is charming. It will make great nose hardware for Lent. Sort of a mortification of the flesh.

  • In remembering that Henry V111 made himself the Head of the Church in England about 1535, and other nefarious happenings during that Century, satan might have uttered, as the Century clicked over,
    ‘One small step for Lucifer…one Giant step for evil’s kind.’ Timothy R.

  • But what about the women and the men who say they are women? Can they not have the tat where Madonna is having her protest tat done?

  • I was one of the Police Officers assigned to play bodyguard to Madonna when she was here filming the movie “A League of their Own”. To say that I was unimpressed with her, would be an understatement. TR.

  • My guess is that Madonna had sold her soul out years ago..1978 – 80.
    Her popularity and misuse of Catholic names, the Sacredness of our identity as a Holy Church as well as wearing rosaries while behaving like a woman possessed..this for fame and fortune.

    She will understand the question; What profit a man if he gains the whole world but looses his soul in the process?

    Micheal Jackson comes to mind.

    Pure implosion.
    I’m surprised Madonna hasn’t self destructed yet.

    God have Mercy.

  • Philip…I am more concerned with all of the young girls that she SCANDALIZED ! Jesus said that for anyone who scandalizes a child, “It would be better for them to have a great millstone hung around their neck and thrown into the Ocean” ! TR.

  • Instead of correcting the faults of the clergy, Martin Luther destroyed the faith of the people, depriving the people of the Truth of the Catholic faith. Luther excommunicated himself. Not even the Pope can live his free will for Luther. What is bound in heaven cannot be unbound on earth by the Vicar of Christ, nor ought it be loosed. Luther tramped out of the Church of his own free will and Francis cannot change that… not even with a Tramp Stamp.

16 Responses to Hollywood Glitterati: We Hate You! We Really Hate You!

  • I have no idea who these Hollywood people are. Never heard of any of them.

  • They are conservative journalists doing a parody of the Hollywood political videos where the Glitterati tell us lesser breeds how to vote and think.

  • OOOPS

    “You would need a heart of stone not to laugh like a hyena.” Instapundit

    “Hear the lamentations of their women.” Conan the Barbarian

  • I wish that the Hollywood actors and actresses who made the previous political videos against voting for Donald Trump would be compelled to watch this one. These people really need to be put in their rightful places: “You’re actors and actresses. You pretend on TV and in film to be engineers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, police officers, soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, etc. But you’re NOT. You know no science. No engineering. No medicine. No law. No history. No religion. Everything you do and everything you are is fake by virtue of your occupation where you pretend to be that which are NOT. So stop telling those of us who truly are engineers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, police officers, soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, etc. how to think and act true to our vocations. We are the goal, the end that you emulate, that you pretend to be in your acting. Never tell us to emulate you.”

  • Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus.

    Damn straight!
    Great point.

  • We must remember that actors are hypocrites by definition.

  • I am convinced (eight plus decades of experience with a tad of psych training) that these people, as well as the petulant Obama and spouse, really hate themselves, badly, and must spend their entire life gaming celebrity power to take down everyone else.

  • In response to what Mike Dowd says : I laughed so hard I nearly spilled coffee all over myself ! You’re right.
    Who cares if Bon Jovi hates us ? Err, whoever, or whatever that is. Is it a real person ?
    Timothy R.

  • Klavan shared a clip–probably the same video, too much noise in here for me to listen/watch– and did a very funny riff on the “repeating, repeating, REPEATING” thing.

  • They are performing propaganda in a manner that would make Joseph Goebbels proud. Here are a few recommendations of Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda:
    A lie told once remains a lie but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth
    If you tell a lie long enough, it becomes the truth.
    There is no need for propaganda to be rich in intellectual content.
    …the rank and file are usually much more primitive than we imagine. Propaganda must therefore always be essentially simple and repetitious.
    The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.

  • I refer to the Hollywood propagandists, not the parody.

  • Mr. Walsh, did you copy that from the DNC manifesto ?
    Timothy R.

  • If you liked that one here is another. This time from Stalin and he seems to define the Democratic Party policy for welfare: The way to handle people is to treat them like chickens. Take away everything they have by plucking all their feathers and then throw them a few bread crumbs. They will then follow you forever. My source is: http://www.azquotes.com/
    Very Interesting!

  • In the 80’s movie, 16 Candles, Anthony Hall tells a guy, “I’m the king of the dipshi—-“. Kind of made me think of Chuck Schumer.
    Timothy R.

  • Chuck Schumer… Head Clown.
    Donald Trump

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  • Pray constantly. Holy Mother Church teaches us to patiently bear all wrongs and to willingly forgive all injuries. Know that we are “poor banished children of Eve mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.” The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery (The Carrying of the Cross) teaches us to desire the virtue of patience and to pray for the grace to carry our crosses without complaint.
    .
    Two times (many years ago) I was in need of mood adjustments. Once, I had given-in to feeling sorry for myself and whining. An unlicensed psychotherapist told me, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”
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    Years later, I was again guilty of the cry-baby routine. Another unlicensed psycho/medical pro told me, “Life is hard. Then, you die.” I often think of both when I feel weak and cowardly. It wakes me up.
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    Anyhow, neither man called me, “Nancy.” There would have been blood shed.

  • Off topic: TV watching the Army/Navy game, CBS Sports showed the inspirational scene of a full-bird colonel Catholic Chaplain (in dress blues) kneeling and saying the Holy Rosary behind the Army bench.
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    Our Lady of Victory, pray for us. .

  • John Wayne: The Anti-Snowflake.

  • I am no theologian, but one wonders how Jesus taught. I doubt He had any tolerance for poor little snowflakes. Having seen John Wayne instruct a schoolboy in speaking, we may now know how Christ taught the mute to speak.
    .
    Just sayin…..I think that Jesus was a manly man.

  • Ah YES , the Duke – bring back the Duke. A legend of our time.

    No more mamby pamby BS – bring back the Duke.

  • Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus

    Jesus rewarded the faithful.

    So your assumption is correct.
    You of little faith is wimpy, however the visuals abound where the lame walk, the blind see, the hemorrhage stops and the servant is healed. “Your Faith has healed you!”

    A courageous faith is the confidence and strength in trusting and believing.
    John Wayne style no doubt.

  • Here, here!!

  • Hey, I just enjoyed these clips. I never even thought of how Jesus would have behaved in similar situations. Something wrong with me?

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