My advice as the Vatican Channels Sir Humphrey Appleby et/all

Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Anything more is from the evil one. Matthew 5:37 James Hacker: Will you answer a direct question? Sir Humphrey Appleby: I strongly advise you not to ask a direct question. James Hacker: Why? Sir Humphrey Appleby: It might provoke a direct answer. James Hacker: Never … Continue reading My advice as the Vatican Channels Sir Humphrey Appleby et/all

No Bible at the Vatican Site: A win or Amoris Laetitia?

Since the day I accidently discovered that the Vatican pulled the Bible from their web site I've been racking my brain for a logical reason why in the internet age Rome would decide that Sacred Scripture had no place at Vatican online and would instead choose to send people searching for scripture to the sites … Continue reading No Bible at the Vatican Site: A win or Amoris Laetitia?

Amoris Laetitia as it actually is VI: Marriage, expectations and grievance

The latest in our series on Amoris Laetitia as it is vs how it is spun:   The Pope talks about the family being a place where we are happy for each other 110. When a loving person can do good for others, or sees that others are happy, they themselves live happily and in this way … Continue reading Amoris Laetitia as it actually is VI: Marriage, expectations and grievance

Amoris Laetitia as it actually is V: Patience, Envy, Blame and forgiveness

The latest in my series of showing Amoris Laetitia as it is vs what some pretend it to be. Just a reminder Patience is a virtue and also makes things work 92. Being patient does not mean letting ourselves be constantly mistreated, tolerating physical aggression or allowing other people to use us. We encounter problems … Continue reading Amoris Laetitia as it actually is V: Patience, Envy, Blame and forgiveness

Amoris Laetitia as it actually is IV: Obligations, Conversions, Abortion & School Choice

The latest in a series of post looking at Amoris Laetitia as it's actually written as opposed to how it's spun. Did you know that marriage has obligations in terms of parenthood? This pope does 68. “Blessed Paul VI, in the wake of the Second Vatican Council, further developed the Church’s teaching on marriage and … Continue reading Amoris Laetitia as it actually is IV: Obligations, Conversions, Abortion & School Choice

Curt Schilling Pope Francis and ESPN & Disney’s New Clothes

I went back to my room and thought to myself, "This has happened fr the best. Everyone will see that he's mad and lock him up...But---would you believe it ----Caligula's divinity was accepted by everyone without question. Robert Graves I Claudius 1934 It's now been 48 hours since the firing of Curt Schilling and all … Continue reading Curt Schilling Pope Francis and ESPN & Disney’s New Clothes

Amoris Laetitia as it actually is III Men’s place in the family, Transgenderism and Marriage as an indissoluble gift

The latest in our series of looking at what Amoris Laetitia actually says vs how people are spinning it: Trigger warning for any of the feminists mentioned by Stacy McCain on the next paragraph 55. Men “play an equally decisive role in family life, particularly with regard to the protection and support of their wives … Continue reading Amoris Laetitia as it actually is III Men’s place in the family, Transgenderism and Marriage as an indissoluble gift

Amoris Laetitia as it actually is II Truth, Conscience, Birth control and Same Sex unions

The latest in a series of posts looking at what the Pope's document Amoris Laetitia actually says vs the spin that has been applied to it by examining individual paragraphs that nobody is talking about: Trigger warning to our friends on the left: Assertion of Objective Truth imminent: 34. When these factors affect our understanding … Continue reading Amoris Laetitia as it actually is II Truth, Conscience, Birth control and Same Sex unions

Amoris Laetitia as it actually is I Parents & Scripture

The first of a long series of posts highlighting parts of Amoris Laetitia that are getting little or no attention Can you say RESPECT 17. Parents have a serious responsibility for this work of education, as the Biblical sages often remind us (cf. Prov 3:11-12; 6:20-22; 13:1; 22:15; 23:13-14; 29:17). Children, for their part, are … Continue reading Amoris Laetitia as it actually is I Parents & Scripture

Amoris Laetitia My take

By now you have seen plenty of spin on Amoris Laetitia from journalists, from pundits all telling you that this is all about either the Pope advancing their values or in the case of a few betraying the church. It's why I said this on day 1: The best advice I can give you on #amorislaetitia … Continue reading Amoris Laetitia My take