Tuesday, May 18, 2010

"Misplaced words."

Jeopardy answer:  "What is lying?"
"On a few occasions, I have misspoken about my service and I regret that - I take full responsibility," Blumenthal said. "But I will not allow anyone to take a few misplaced words and impugn my record of service to our country." - Story
I'm ashamed to say I know exactly how he feels.


  1. Yeah, me, too.
    But I went to confession.
    And I will continue to go when I lie...I know what is wrong and I try not to do it; there is a difference between "covering" yourself and being a damned sinner.
    Because a damned sinner needs Jesus and His Mercy. I am a damned sinner unless Jesus forgives/absolves me by His priest.
    The professional liar doesn't want or need Jesus.
    And that is pitiful and absolutely horrid.
    Liars are damned; lying sinners who seek absolution are not...Jesus is everything!

  2. Thanks Father. As far as this guy goes - lying about Vietnam is a big deal.

  3. Yeah.
    My Dad went to Vietnam as an MD with two of us kids and a Mom pregnant with our sister.
    It was awful.
    But we survived because God is good.
    God have mercy on this poor bloke.
    Lying and not being sorry is just horrid.

  4. And, as an addendum:
    I lived in CT for several years.
    I hated it.
    These folks are pure "Kennedy Democrats"...bullshit...bullshit..bullshit...achhh!
    The Church is in shambles there; the seminary I attended and later taught at is an oasis of sanity in the midst of this kind of bullshit.
    I do not ever want to go back there again.
    CT is damned, as far as I am concerned, Jesus mercy on the Catholics there who want to live the faith.
    I am very sorry to say this; I love the people I served there and wish them every grace and blessing.
    The Bishops and priests of CT for what I can see do not conform to the Catholic Faith in its fullness.
    They give every kind of obeisance and nod to the secular god of the this god forsaken nation we call the US of A.
    I am ashamed to say this; I saw it first hand and I pray to God it will change. When the bishops of CT agreed to Plan B (the abortifacient treatment of rape victims), I was appalled and absolutely dissented in my teaching of bioethics and moral theology (of which I have an advanced degree),
    This does not surprise me at all.
    The Northeast is given over to Mamman. God help Archbishop Dolan and the other God-committed bishops and priests. They need our prayers. Bigtime.

  5. Anonymous10:00 AM

    Isn't it interesting that we no longer lie we just had a verbal slip, I don't steal I am just a compulsive kleptomaniac, etc. As Karl Menninger once wrote: " What has become of sin." It is all part of the I'm Okay You're okay generation." B******T
    fr ray from D.C.

  6. Hi Fr. Ray! You are right of course. I had to read that I'm Okay book before entering the monastery - transactional analysis - do they still use that?

    I want you to know I still pray for you every day - hope you are well!

  7. Oh that "I'm okay book!!" hahahaha
    I was told to read it after I sent myself to the principals office because I was mad at a teacher. I've always been a pain in the butt. I didn't read the book although I had to sit through the school counselors thorough narration.. I never left class again until.....
    I've been lying like crazy around here because I'm giving my husband a surprise birthday party and I have 75ish people coming in three weeks.. At first I would have to choke down the lies but after about 50 times it began to get easier and with less guilt too! I confessed it to my priest and as usual he laughed at me but not before he yelled at me for making a list... I want to be thorough too and I have a bad memory.( I try to tie up all of the loop holes that's all.) My husband never caught on to the lies... I feel bad about it too.


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