Robert the Bruce: Does anyone know his politics?
Craig: No. But his weight with the commoners could unbalance everything. The Balliols will kiss his ass, so we must.
I fell asleep on the couch while the Dominicans defeated the Dutch last night, and when I woke up at 4:30 turned to MSNBC and to my surprise saw the Papal installation mass playing live.
CNN and FOX is also carrying the mass live as is every Spanish channel and of course EWTN.
Now of course the Papal installation is news but that every news network is carrying it live but even with the Papal trappings the Mass is the Mass is the Mass which is the basic form of Catholic worship and any Catholic who attends Mass recognizes would recognize it instantly.
Opening prayers, First reading,Psalm, Second Reading (not included daily low mass) and then Gospel, After a Homily by the celebrant, (presumably the Pope this time) the Eucharistic Prayers, Holy Communion and the end of the Mass. The Mass as it is and has been as opposed to the caricature that is ofttimes painted
With the church increasingly being the rock that is standing against he secularism it is ironic that the MSM which hates the church as it is (let’s not pretend otherwise) finds itself compelled to cover the Mass and his sermon on the feast of St. Joseph.
It is not the first time, let’s not forget the Death of Mother Theresa where the networks after fawning over Diana Princess of Wales found itself compelled to carry her funeral mass live.
When he talks about Joseph “receptive to God’s plan and not his own” it is a direct challenge to those who worship the world. That the day after Hillery Clinton changes with the wind on “gay marriage” and Memeorandum trumpets the latest support for it in the polls its chief opponent in the entire world takes the world stage talking about God’s plan which directly contradicts all the media loves.
On CNN the irony became more pronounced as Chris Cuomo brother of the Governor of NY who has been pushing Abortion even beyond the pale in the hopes of the nomination of the Democrat party in 2016 bluntly said there was nothing unorthodox in his message. CNN as soon as the Homily was done pivoted toward the Sex scandal but they couldn’t sustain the conversation in that direction as the Pope’s Homily pushed them in into a different direction.
This Pope’s humility and popularity is going to be a thorn in the media’s side and his weight with the common people will force the media to continue to highlight his every move.
Do not let this fool you. The media will follow him, will report on him and quote him whenever it serves to advance their agenda while, as Judas did “look for an opportunity to hand him over” Mark 14:11b
CPAC is over, traveling is over for now and the normalcy of writing and local coverage and of course the need to generate that weekly paycheck and perhaps a few dollars more to cover CPAC bills now coming in.
It’s that first few dollars that can be the hardest and while the thermometer has only moved $10 it HAS moved and that’s what counts fora start.
So if you want to be one of the fifteen who can spare that $20 to move this meter hopefully to the top, consider hitting DaTipJar to assure this coverage can continue.