Category Archives: Catholics

Irony Of Hate

The emotion of hate is among the most powerful that is found in the minds and hearts of people. Of course, hate comes in various shapes and sizes. To live in 2014 America is to inhabit a nation in which mass media outlets like Fox News so enjoy insulting and degrading people for their political or their social views or because they are poor and lack protection of any aspect of the government. Who today is ever shocked when some nut case explodes and begins to fire away at those who are defenseless. After all, this is the RIGHT of anyone to possess guns and explosives and high powered rifles just as our ancestors had in 1787 when they wrote the Second Amendment. If one believes that our government allows use of weapons of destruction on ground there are enemies out there seeking my death, it is simply a matter of time before I will “protect myself” by attacking those who I dread.

Frazier Glenn Cross has devoted his life to the pursuit of HATE. He hates Jews, he hates blacks, he hates Muslims, and most probably he hates “LIBERALS.” Cross has pursued over thirty years the road of Hate and constantly endeavored to spew his venom in the direction of Jews. He believes Adolf Hitler is a great man, and Mr. Cross so desires to become a great man. Finally, Mr. Cross received a goal, his name is now known throughout the land. He entered a Jewish Community Center in Kansas City and blasted away at a grandfather and a 14 year old boy. Cross then ventured to an old folks home and continued to shoot. In the end, two are dead. Ironically, the two dead people are Christians who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Mr. Cross is now enjoying his thirty seconds of fame.

Look Out For the Devil!

I greatly admire the work and efforts of Pope Francis to transform the Catholic Church into one in which the rights of all people are respected. I suspect that if he lives another ten years, there will be changes in the rights of women to hold important positions in the church. In many respects he is a modern version of the reforming Pope John XXIII who tried to introduce new modern ideas before his death. However, every once and a while Pope Francis speaks of things which are very religious and thus somewhat interesting to those who are not versed in deep religion. He warned Catholics, “look out because the Devil is present. The Devil is here.” I could interpret his remarks to represent a symbolic concept that something termed “the Devil” is around and living.

I was born in 1930 and lived during most of the twentieth century. To have lived in this century was to have witnessed the horror of Death as represented by the Holocaust, the untold murder of innocent people in Asia and Africa and God knows where else. If that was the work of ‘the Devil” so be it. I think murder, death, torture were the work of humans. Heck, we humans do not need a Devil to do what we can do each day of our lives–be beasts and all too human!!

Cuba The Once Revolutionary State

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago the people of Cuba rose in anger against their dictator, President Batista, and sent him fleeing to the riches he had in the United States of America. Fidel Castro and his merry band of rebels entered Havana and promised people that the evil times of oppression and brutality were at an end. To prove his point, dozens of those who served the Batista government were placed against a wall and shot. The idea of a trial by jury was not part of the Castro regime which wanted to end Batista’s denial of human rights. Ironically, when Castro in 1953 made his first attempt at revolution and was captured, he was put on trial and received a jail sentence. Alan Gross, an American came to Cuba in order to work with the small number of Jews still in the country. His goal was simply to aid them gain access to the Internet.

Naturally, in the democracy known as Castroland, the government alone decides what you can watch or with whom you can speak. Mr. Gross was sentenced to 15 years in jail, for attempting to overthrow the Batista regime, Fidel got a few years in jail. Mr. Gross attempted a hunger protest, but under pressure from his family, ended it. He added: “There will be no further protests until both governments show more concern for human beings and less for malice and derision towards each other.”

Too bad Gross did not attempt to overthrow the Batista dictatorship.

Pope Francis, A Man Of God

We in America are struggling with how to confront our past, a past in our own lifetime in which those we elected to public office violated the American Constitution as well as international law and the moral foundation upon which we were raised. The Catholic Church is fortunate to have as its leader, a man who is not only of God, but speaks with the truth of everything that mankind has created in the way of human values. Appearing at the Catholic Children’s Bureau, he spoke with honesty and compassion to those who were abused by priests of the Catholic religion. He admitted that priests participated in abuse of children, and noted there were “quite a few in number.” He was quite clear the Church acknowledged what had transpired. It is personal moral damage carried out by men of the Church and we will not take one step backward ith regards with how we will deal with this problem,and the sanctions that must be imposed.”

Perhaps, Pope Francis might speak to the President of the United States and persuade him to take a similar stand with regards to violation of human rights by the CIA and the NSA. Oh, he might be joined in this stand by Bush/Cheney/Rumnsfeld!!

A REAL EXORCISM!

Among the many rules which govern my daily life no one is more important than avoiding coming into contact with any movie or TV program or person who is involved in the process of Exorcism. That is why the name of Bishop Marcel Lefebrve has never encountered my eyes and I have absolutely NO knowledge of the Society of Saint Pius X and its looney ideas concerning religion, human interaction and in any way, shape or form, their approach to how one deals with women who are raped. I would not be surprised if the priests of this sect decided the best way to handle a rape was to rerape the woman, but that is not exactly what they do. A French priest in 2010 apparently decided to come to the assistance of three women who somehow were connected by rape. He conducted an exorcism.

I have been unable to discover exactly how this exorcism was conducted other that it involved use of a broom, a toothbrush and scissors. One could readily allow imagination to take over at this point and figure out how those things somehow come together in order to wipe clean the rape. Three women at the Notre Dame de la Sablonnice school were put through the process and the aftermath is known only to French police.

I always though an exorcism concluded with a person being able to twist their head in various directions. I assume that is connected to a Jewish exorcism.

Silvio Seeks Penance

As we all know, Silvio Berlusconi is among the most wealthy people in the land of Italy. Silvio has run the country for years as though it was part of his vast holdings that enable the man well known for his parties to be well known to anyone in the government. For some strange and bewildering reason, Silvio actually was found guilty of doing something wrong. Ordinarily, in the land of Italy, those with dough just blow off any threat of a jail sentence. For some stranger reason, Silvio was sentenced for the crime of fraud. But, as everyone knows, there is no way Silvio will actually do any jail time.

Silvio is a noble man. Silvio is a generous man. Silvio loves people and seeks to serve their needs. So, in order to save the government of Italy from the expense of jailing or watching a criminal, he has volunteered, and I do mean, “volunteered” to spend a year aiding those with a disability. I assume the disability relates to spending money by gambling. Silvio will teach those with gambling disabilities how to transform the disability into an ability. A few months with Silvio and a disabled person could take money from your pocket in complete silence.

Obama Cares Not For Immigrants

Once upon a time, a not so long time ago, there was this nice black skinned man who wanted to become president of the United States of America in order to extend the rights of those who are oppressed. Of course, he had some other thoughts, how to raise money and how to raise money. He definitely wanted a health care system and was convinced that if he only cooperated with Republicans they would cooperate with him. So, when the Republicans demanded that he return every damn illegal immigrant, he did three times as well as the prior Republican president. Barack Obama actually believes that if someone does as Republicans desire, they will reciprocate!! How naive can one be??

Since Barack Obama became president, four times as many illegal immigrants have been sent back to Mexico as occurred during the presidency of George Bush. And, how do Republicans respond to this, they BLAME OBAMA FOR NOT RETURNING IMMIGRANTS!! Kica Matos of the Center of Community Rights hit the nail on the head: “The irony is that this was a track that Obama and the Administration followed in order to show they were tough on immigration, and ..they seem to have lost track of the reason why they moved so aggressively.”‘

Jay Carney of the White House points out that 82% of illegal immigrants were sent back for a criminal offence. If you return after being deported, it is a felony!!

Bishop Gregory Has A Problem

Archbishop Wilton Gregory has been unfairly denounced by the Pope because he went ahead and attempted to lead the life of an American. He is of African American heritage and was attempting to live out the life of an American success story when the Pope interfered in the life of a true American Hero. What exactly did the Bishop do that upset the Pope. He built himself a $2.5 million mansion which had an elevator, a wine room, offices down and up the stairs and an eight burner stove along with a few other amenities. But, isn’t this the type of home any successful American entrepreneur would build? Bishop Gregory simply wanted to live out the life of a success story, but now he must abandon his dream of success and be forced to live like any normal American middle class person! THAT is NOT the modern American dream. Make gobs and gobs of money, build a few mansions and prove that money is our modern God.

Alas, now poor Bishop Gregory is compelled to listen to the rantings of the man from Italy who wants members of the clergy to live “simply.” He wants them to get closer to their parishioners. But, if those who I admire live on Wall Street, isn’t it only logical that I build a mansion and serve the needs of our wealthy leaders of America? I wonder if the Koch brothers are Catholic??

ZunZero Zeroed Out In Cuba

Shocking surprise in Latin America. We know the CIA and NASA were checking phone calls from the President of Brazil since it is their duty to protect the United States of America against foreign terrorists like the current Brazilian leader. It now turns out the CIA and other American agencies have organized a secret social network in Cuba which is called, Zunzero. At present nearly 50,000 Cubans who possess a cell phone are linked in this social network, which apparently is working to overthrow the government of Cuba. The Cuban government is upset because they never gave permission for the United States to spy in their land. Big deal, we Americans never gave permission for our government to spy in the United States!

Some Cubans enjoy being part of a social network that is not linked with their government although many do not wish to be part of an American spy network in their land. The basic principle of any social network is that others have the right to pester you day and night with their idiotic comments on life. Why are Cubans anything but glad to be pestered by an unknown body, this is what they have been experiencing for over half a century?

Anyway, I am glad the NSA or the CIA is working the Cuba beat, that means less time to pester those of us in the US who want some isolation from the big, bad government. We suggest that Cubans simply dial “S” for spy and yack along with another person.

So Long French Fries

The news from the Crimea poses untold problems for the people of Russia who are shouting their joy at the return of the Crimea to beloved Mother Russia. However, a dark cloud has appeared in the skies over the Crimea. McDonald’s has announced that it is closing their three stores located on the Crimea and will no longer serve French Fries to the folk of that region. Never again will a Crimean again here the famous words of, “do you want fries along with your order?” No more horrid McDonald’s coffee in the morning, no more free coffee during the first few weeks of April, alas, the Big Mack has gone to the big guy up in the sky. There are unconfirmed reports some McDonald’s staff have decided they can not endure life without the milkshake and fries and have decided to abandon the land of Crimea for the land of Big Macs located in the state of Ukraine.

Russian nationalist hater, Vladimir Zhirinovsky has declared war, with no mercy offered to any prisoners, with the Army of McDonald’s that remains in Mother Russia. “I want to get them out of my sight. Next, we will deal with Pepsi Cola.”

As of this moment, there are no reports of action to be taken against any American Pizza establishments and Kentucky Fried Chicken has been granted neutral status. FLASH I just received word that Coca Cola is sending in troops to take over any Pepsi Cola site that has been evacuated!