There is a principle in management called the "Peter Principle" which states that a person who is successful in a job will eventually be promoted to a level in a company that they are not qualified for and will become a liability rather than an asset. Right now I can't think of a person that … Continue reading The Chair of Peter Principle or the Difference between being a Bad Pope and a Bad Man or Priest
Came home to read a Denver post story that a Conservative >federal Judge in Texas ruled Obamacare unconstitutional without the tax. Funny I don't remember the MSM describing the judges who kept ruling against Trump as "liberal". I wounder if Justice Roberts will scold them over it? Hotair links to a story at fivethirtyeight by … Continue reading Non Tweets Under the Fedora for 12-15-18 Obamacare, Kaepernick, Panahi & Pope Francis, Fighting Nazis, and Chris Rock’s rules in Action
Rod Dreher has been on a roll about the church scandals and reports on Melinda Henneberger who has left the church over it: No one can accuse me of being hasty. But after a lifetime of stubborn adherence on my part and criminal behavior on yours, your excellencies, you seem to have finally succeeded in … Continue reading My Long Form Answer Dreher’s & Henneberger on “Leaving the Church”
Amy Kaine: You don't have to be a hero, not for me. Wil Kaine: I'm not not trying to be a hero. If you think I like this, you're crazy. High Noon 1952 Father Karras: I think it might be helpful if I gave you some background on the different personalities Regan has manifested. So … Continue reading The Church Scandals Are About Souls and Nothing Else
Yesterday I wrote that silence wasn't an option for Pope Francis given the very public written charges by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, that ope Francis not only knew about what Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s had done, but actually repealed the sanctions on him by Pope Benedict and elevated him to a position of power and influence over … Continue reading The MSM’s Pope Francis Dilemma
The LORD sent Nathan to David, and when he came to him, he said: "Judge this case for me! In a certain town there were two men, one rich, the other poor. The rich man had flocks and herds in great numbers. But the poor man had nothing at all except one little ewe lamb … Continue reading Pope Francis’: “You are the Man” Moment
Jesus Christ: Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Anything more is from the evil one. Matthew 5:37 Every now and then I see a tweet in my timeline about the death penalty. Now I've always been indifferent to and have had respect for both sides on the issue. Unlike abortion you … Continue reading Pope Francis and the Death Penalty: Let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No’ mean….inadmissible?
If there has been one constant in the last few years it has been the media/left rushing to quote Pope Francis on the subject of migration, on wealth and, out of context, on our duties to our fellow man who happens to be gay. We have had liberal stalwarts from Nancy Pelosi to Bernie Sanders … Continue reading The #Unexpectedly Chronicles Media/Left Suddenly Not Quoting Pope Francis
Monday Pope Francis gave a homily at daily masses whose main points should be taken to heart by every Christian in general and Catholic in particular: Beware, the Pope warned, of the devil’s seduction. “The devil is a seducer,” Francis reminded, saying, he “knows what words to tell us” and this is dangerous as “we … Continue reading Quoting Some Solid Papal Advice on Day Two of Our Three Days of Fasting and Prayer
I have said on more than one occasion that I think Pope Francis is a mixed bag. He talks a lot about mercy and the reality of the Devil which is very good but tends to act like a local pastor ignoring that he is the head of the entire church which is very bad. … Continue reading Three days of Fasting and Prayer for Pope Francis and Ourselves May 8th to May 10th
Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ, amen, I say to you, will surely not lose his reward. "Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe (in me) to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were put around his neck and … Continue reading Will someone ANYONE tell Pope Francis he’s not a local Pastor Dealing with Crazy Uncles anymore?
Merry Christmas, I say, since I stubbornly hold that the Christmas season begins on December 25. Happy New Year as well, keeping in mind that each day begins a new year. I'm grateful to readers, fellow writers, and DTG himself for this spot on the blog. To all, I commend these words from Pope Francis, spoken … Continue reading On Political Engagement: “Give It Your Best”
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
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?
President Merkin Muffley: Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room! Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) I was in the process of writing a blog post about parenthood on the occasion of my oldest son's birthday and I wanted to finish by quoting … Continue reading The Vatican Took down the Bible from their web site!