Thoughts after Rome

When an opportunity for me to visit Rome came up unexpectedly not long ago, I dropped everything, including blogging assignments. I will probably never have another crack at a trip to Italy with my husband. I didn't know what to expect, but I knew I wanted to go. I figured I might be able to … Continue reading Thoughts after Rome

A Vatican Bible Arthur Dent Update

Mr Prosser: But, Mr Dent, the plans have been available in the local planning office for the last nine months. Arthur: Oh yes, well as soon as I heard I went straight round to see them, yesterday afternoon. You hadn’t exactly gone out of your way to call attention to them had you? I mean … Continue reading A Vatican Bible Arthur Dent Update

The Vatican Took down the Bible from their web site!

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!

Sir Humphrey Appleby at the Vatican

"...For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice."  Pilate said to him, "What is truth?" John 18:37b-38a James Hacker:  Will you answer a direct question? Sir Humphrey Appleby:  I strongly advise you not to ask … Continue reading Sir Humphrey Appleby at the Vatican

The Vatican Press Office Seems to Lack Faith

As we approached the brow of the hill from which it was expected we could see Harris' camp, and possibly find his men ready formed to meet us, my heart kept getting higher and higher until it felt to me as though it was in my throat. I would have given anything then to have … Continue reading The Vatican Press Office Seems to Lack Faith

Where was the live coverage?

Yesterday a unique event took place in the history of history. Pope Francis, Shimon Peres, Mahmoud Abbas and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew prayed together at the Vatican for peace. The ceremony consisted of music & prayer, after a musical interlude we started with Jewish Prayer There were two readings from the Psalms and a third … Continue reading Where was the live coverage?

Church Again Insists Catholic Nuns be…..Catholic

The media is shocked SHOCKED that the Catholic Church under Pope Francis still expects American Nuns to act, well, Catholic: "The Holy See believes that the charismatic vitality of religious life can only flourish within the ecclesial faith of the church," Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, … Continue reading Church Again Insists Catholic Nuns be…..Catholic

Wow!

Via Damian Thompsom who will be on our Christmas show. “I personally asked the pope if there was a serious, important problem in the choice of the masculine over the feminine,” Lombardi said. “He told me no. The problem is this … It’s the first step of taking responsibility, of taking into consideration the risk … Continue reading Wow!

The president not the only one behind when it comes to appointments

It looks like the prez is going to have to wait for some of his appointments a bit longer: By scheduling pro-forma sessions on Mondays and Fridays, lawmakers can take away Obama’s ability to make recess appointments. Obama had 115 executive- and judicial-branch nominees pending on the Senate’s executive calendar as of Wednesday afternoon. Bad … Continue reading The president not the only one behind when it comes to appointments

It took Pat Buchanan to say what nobody in the media has mentioned…

...concerning the Milwaukee Diocese. Specifically Buchanan brought up how the particular issue that the media is trying to hit the pope with originated from a very liberal diocese that doesn't have much of a history of being in "lockstep" with the Vatican. If you want, you know actual information rather than the tripe that we've … Continue reading It took Pat Buchanan to say what nobody in the media has mentioned…