I hope to post some concluding thoughts about everything I've written about on the blog over the years.
Saturday, April 08, 2023
Sunday, April 02, 2023
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
News coming in from the Vatican this evening has revealed that Pope Francis has been kept in hospital after being rushed back to hospital following routine tests earlier in the day.
Corriere have written:
From the hospital it is known that the pontiff, who arrived by ambulance following an illness, had heart problems and respiratory fatigue in the late morning, after the general audience held in St. Peter's Square, while he was already in his residence at Casa Santa Marta; For safety he was taken to the cardiology department for checks.
They also said that it is likely that
A hospitalization at this point is almost certain: the staff - starting with Bergoglio's personal nurse, Massimiliano Strappetti - and the security men were alerted to spend the night at the Policlinico. Certainly a hospitalization was not planned, on the eve of Palm Sunday and the celebrations of Holy Week of Easter, the most important time of the year.
Francis had been brought in for routine tests, but was later rushed by ambulance to the hospital once more.
Please pray for the Holy Father at this time. - CatholicArena
Saturday, March 04, 2023
I've deliberately stopped commenting or posting on developments in the Church and the world. It's my wait and see attitude. I've avoided a lot of commentary by not clicking on clickbait headlines and avoiding the usual voices of dissension.
It's interesting to note how many old Trump supporters are learning that FOX News had been feeding them misinformation all along. I wonder if they will 'wake up' now. Probably not because they are so afraid of 'woke'.
It seems to me Vigano may still have his followers, but I think many now consider him a crack pot - I could be wrong.
Like reading private revelations and locutions discussing all the problems in the Church and the world, news aggregates dispense the same dire warnings. I avoid those as well. It's sometimes difficult to discern what is a private revelation from a private opinion and ideological bias, proving the axiom, "whatever is received is received according to the mode of the receiver."
I think of those 'holy' souls who pour over scriptures and private revelations, looking for signs to explain world events and politics, often esteeming their findings over the Holy Father and the Teaching Magisterium. Same old, same old.
I'll probably continue to post though.
Friday, January 27, 2023
Just an update.
I've been trying to limit my time on social media and so I haven't kept up with the blog or comments. I'm sorry. Trying to break my FB habit as well.
So much has happened, I couldn't even begin to comment.
I'm disappointed in all the blowback after Pope Benedict's death - especially the books and articles concerning the relationship between the 2 popes and the opposition to Pope Francis. Needless to say I'm not reading very much of it.
It appears today the war is escalating and may soon include Europe.
I will continue to post here though.
Thursday, January 12, 2023
I came across this on Twitter. It is Collier Gwin, the owner of San Francisco art gallery Foster Gwin. Hosing down a homeless women in the cold. The video is disturbing on several levels - the poor woman struggles under the spray - I imagine she is calling for him to stop, as well as calling for help. Mr. Gwin's nonchalant pose is chilling in itself. From Saint Matthew’s Gospel—"as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me."
"Take care, brothers and sisters,
that none of you may have an evil and unfaithful heart,
so as to forsake the living God.
Encourage yourselves daily while it is still “today,”
so that none of you may grow hardened by the deceit of sin." - Hebrews 3