Part 1 — Concerning the impending change in popes:
The level and intricacy of maneuver, plots, schemes, conivings, chicanery and competing conspiracies within the upper circles of the RC church are beyond anything that Dan “Da Vinci Code” Brown or Marvel Comix could imagine. So us outside small fry can only speculate, and wait for the tell-all books to come out in a few years or decades; they should be seriously lurid.
Continue reading The Pope Resigns . . . Two Reactions
Three Homelands: A Revelation In Ireland
In December 2010, on a bright but cold afternoon, I took a serious blow to the ego, and what’s left of my cultural pride. It probably did me good, but I’m still rubbing the sore spot: it’s like a bruise that just won’t heal. It started out fine, when I got off a bus not far from Waterford, Ireland, just in time for an interview.
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I went out to do a few errands today, and the following three messages all appeared within an hour or so, within a few miles of each other.
And no, I don’t think it was meant to be funny.
Continue reading More Signs Of The Times: parking Lot Theology #4 & Violence on Every Side
These mostly speak for themselves. But not always.
Sign #1 — Parking Lot Theology
My take: And what if the answer to prayer were to be, “Put up your [gun]; for they that that live by the [gun] shall perish by the [gun].” (apologies to Matthew 26:52)
What do you think?
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May 4 — What A Day — Part Two
The Haymarket massacre (or Haymarket riot) took place on Tuesday May 4, 1886, at the Haymarket Square in Chicago. It became the September 11 of its time. It began as a rally in support of striking workers. An unknown person threw a bomb at police as they tried to disperse the rally.
Continue reading May 4 — What A Day — Part Two