Category Archives: Catholics

Refugees Continue Walking And Sailing

There are those who continually complain about the massive numbers of refugees who are seeking new homes in more economically advanced nations. People like Dylann Roof believe that the United States of America is being overwhelmed by the hordes of people heading for our shores. Europe believe their very existence is threatened by African or Muslim “invaders” seeking to “take over their nations.” A brief examination of history makes clear this is not the first such “invasion,” and those of the past were much more severe.

1. Thousands of years ago Neanderthals were invaded by Cro-Magnons who soon took over their lands and sent them into extinction.

2. Invaders from England and other European nations not only invaded the New World, but wiped out untold millions in the process.

3. MY parents were among the horde of dirty, poor, desperate invaders who came to America seeking a new life. Between 1890-1925 about TWENTY FIVE MILLION IMMIGRANTS FROM EUROPE arrived in America. Just about everything being said concerning Africans or Muslims was said about this group.

Newcomers have been wandering from one place to another for about 50,000 years, Calm down, one day the newcomers will be the oldcomers and saying the same things about the newcomers!

Climate Change Wars!

Before getting into this story I must confess that I am not a scientist and therefore obtain my science news from blond haired women onFox News. They may not be scientists,but they can read the cards that are displayed to assist the ignorant to pretend to know something about everything. Joseph Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville, announced that Catholics have a responsibility to help save this planet, the one that Jesus came to bring peace and love to. He hailed the encyclical issued by the notorious LIBERAL, Pope Francis, which made clear what over 95% of real scientists have been saying–humans are altering the climate on this planet.

“It’s our marching orders for advocacy. It really brings a new urgency to us.”He was joined by Reverend Canon Sally who said: “I really think it will change enough minds to get the critical mass we need to get our house in order and cut greenhouse emissions.” Of course, the real scientists in the Republican party know that climate always changes. So, why the rush? It rains one day and the sun shines the next. They understand about this topic, after all, they listen to the scientists on Fox News!

With God On My Side

As one gazes around the world just about every leader, secular or religious, insists that God is on his side about any issue that is on the table for discussion. Muslim terrorists insists that God told them to murder women and children since God wants any and all bad people to die. I assume that means God needs a lot more bodies up in Heaven, or, perhaps he wants the Devil to get overwhelmed by the influx of untold millions of bodies to work the furnaces of Hell. All I know is that Tea Party members insist that God is on their side in protecting those with wealth from SOCIALISTS bent on taking from the rich to give to the poor.

Name the crime, name the brutality,name the desire for hate and violence, and those uttering these words insist that GOD IS ON MY SIDE. For some reason after creating the world and creating human life, God now wants these creations to no longer exist. I guess God just got tired of what he has made. On the other hand, if God is on my side He will stop the next war and He will stop the next brutality. Now,that would be a God worthy of our love.

Jeb VS Pope Francis

Jeb Bush wants to make it clear to the voters of America,”I am no scientist.” Jeb Bush wants to make it perfectly clear to any Catholics that he is a devout Catholic, unlike that dude in the Vatican. In response to the encyclical that Pope Francis is issuing pertaining to climate change, Jeb Bush is issuing his own statement to Catholics all over the world. “I hope I’m not going to get castigated for saying this by my priest back home,butI don’t get economic advice from bishops or cardinals or my Pope. I think religion ought to be about making us better as people endless about things that end up getting into the political realm.”

Jeb, if climate changes impacts the world, it does impact those who are Catholic. I trust you understand that Jesus devoted his life to issues concerning economics. Just read his statement about the rich and the poor. Believe it or not,the guy who founded Catholicism, was on the side of poor people!

Abortion Wars Continue

The latest figures indicate that 53% of those who graduated from college in the past few years are either unemployed, underemployed or just hanging around by living with mom and dad. So, what is the key issue of our time, at least, according to the Republican party? Naturally,it is ABORTION. Yes, the issue of abortion is complex, and it does involve morality, health and human rights. But, we do live in the 21st century and hopefully, the rights of women should be recognized and protected. Senator Lindsay Graham has introduced a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks have passed. Naturally, this is supported by Cruz,Rubio and Rand Paul.

We know that some people in the US Senate are running for president, and we do know, that if one is a Republican, the individual MUST oppose abortion. We also know that Hillary Clinton will be talking and portraying herself as the defender of female rights. What else can she do, given that the men are seeking money for their campaigns and must be against women. I assume they believe this is a popular stand to get the votes of young women

Of course, I hope Republicans understand they are now allies along with Islamic clerics on the issue of rights of women.

Other Rick Is Upset

Rick Santorum is upset at President Obama and the other Rick is upset at Pope Francis. Rick II is a Catholic, unlike Rick I so he has opinions on the Catholic Church. This Rick is very, very angry at Pope Francis who refuses to take care of the Church and goes off on getting involved in controversial issues that have nothing to do with Catholicism. “The Church has gotten it wrong a few times on science, and I think we are better off leaving science to scientists and focusing on what we’re really good at, which is theology and morality. When we get involved with political and controversial scientific theories, I think the Church is no longer credible.”

Pope Francis has a master degree in chemistry and sort of has studied something about science. Yes, Rick, the church did make a mistake about with Galileo, but the issue was not about science, it was about theology. At the latest count about 95% of climate SCIENTISTS agree that global warming is happening. It is not a “controversy.” The only people who disagree are the nut cases who do not believe in SCIENCE.

OH, Pope Francis has also demonstrated that he does not believe in science by agreeing there has been evolution of life on this planet while Rick believes the world is about 15,000 years old. And, this guy wants to be president of a modern society??

Let’s Be A Macho Man

There is an attitude that is quite prevalent in many Latin American societies, and it refers to the behavior of its male inhabitants. They so love to demonstrate their power over women in order to prove they are stronger and more virile than any female in the area. The Macho Man syndrome is very apparent in the land of Argentine. Guys not only strut down the street displaying their manly bodies, but they want to make certain that women know who is the boss. Fourteen year old Chiara Paez was a young girl who went around with a sixteen year old Macho man, and the end to their relationship was a tragedy that is all too common for young women who have the misfortune to be inhabitants of Macho Land.

Her body was found badly beaten with blows to the head and other areas. Traces of a drug were found which is usually associated with an abortion. Her sixteen year old boy friend is now charged with femicide since he beat the hell out of her and made certain whatever was living within her body was definitely dead. It is clear that his mother and stepfather assisted in this murder. Current figures in Argentine are that at least 237 women died of femicide. Just a lot of Macho Men who want to make clear they can beat up women!

Good Times In Ireland

The Catholic Church confronted a reality in Ireland last week. There was a vote to decide if the nation of Ireland, which is predominately Catholic would accept the right of gays and lesbians to marry. Over 60% of Irish people said, YES! Diamund Matrin, Archbishop of Dublin became among the first Catholic bishops to openly express the need for the church to turn around. “We, the Church, have to stop and have a reality check, not move into denial of reality. I appreciate how gay and lesbian, men and women feel today. In a way, this is a social revolution.”

Yes, the Church has to turn around and confront reality. In America, over twenty percent of young people no longer consider themselves to be part of any church. Hopefully, Pope Francis lives long enough to appoint modern Cardinals who are ready to make the Catholic church once again a meaningful institution for young Catholics. If not, more and more of them will drift off into reality.

What’s New In Republican Politics?

In order to speed up the process of this primary season which will last for over a year before we begin the event known as an election, we thought if might be interesting to offer a preview of what Republicans will be discussing during the coming months

1. Hillary Clinton is a closet lesbian. But, don’t get us wrong, some of our best friends are lesbians.

2. Bill Clinton is the secret lover of George Clooney.

3. At this very moment a giant tunnel is being constructed under the Pacific Ocean to transport Chinese soldiers in their invasion of America.

4. ISIS is behind the government of Iran.

5. Lower taxes, reduce the money coming into the government and raise military expenditures by $150 billion.

6. If elected, Senator Rand Paul will personally lead American troops into battle in Iran. His chief of staff will be Liam Neeson.

7. We need to repeal Obamacare and provide health insurance to those without. Just be patient, we will soon explain our plan.

8. Once Republicans are in control of the federal government the drought will end in California.

9. Unleash Wall Street and economic prosperity will rise for those earning $7.25 an hour, their wages will rise dramatically to $7.75 cents an hour.

10. Jesus will finally return knowing he will be greeted by the Koch brothers.


We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.


I assume the main qualification for running for president is to have never taken a science course.

Republicans insist they must end the IRS and increase military spending. I guess Houdini is their main secret weapon.

Oh, for a day in this world without a shot being fired!

We now have two doctors running for president. How about two turtle doves?

There ought to be a law requiring anyone running for president to speak softly.

I so miss the peace of night falling without violence in the world

Just think, in twenty years a Clinton and a Bush running for president!