24 September 2015

Eight-and-a-Half Years of Blogging

And I have to say that this is my favorite comment ever, unseating the late, great Reader X's "aged eunuch" entry.  I really don't know where I go from here:


Jdirishdad. Is there no end to your Pope Francis bashing? My God, to publish a criticism for Pope Francis mentioning Lincoln before the Congress of the United States of America. Shame on you. Every time I read one of your published comments, literally against anything at all Francis does or says,I begin to think of the Pharisees and their relentless criticism of anything Jesus did or said. Being a St. Louis resident, I am embarrassed for my City, that your blog carries our great City's name.





7 comments:

ATW said...

Don't let this enabler discourage you. As a post over at Rorate says:

"The Hierarchy May Go Silent, but the Lay Stones Will Cry Out."

Indeed. Keep crying, "Lord have mercy on us!"

thetimman said...

Thanks. Hmmm, he said he was embarrassed that my blog carries our great city's name, but he didn't say he was embarrassed that it carries our great religion's name. I guess that sums up things pretty well.

Karen said...

Very astute, timman! You have firm hope, I can tell by your blog. You, too, help me keep the faith. Don't stop, please.

Matthew said...

Keep an open mind. Our Holy Father's openness and humility is a much needed sigh of relief for our Church. People feel they can relate to him.... that he "gets it." This is such a wonderful thing.

Denise said...

Don't let the turkeys get you down, Timman. I rarely post a comment on your blog, but I read it regularly.

The Pope is supposed to teach the Catholic faith. That the world seems (for the most part) to love him is a problem. Did the world love our Lord? Those of us who hold fast to the true teachings of the Catholic faith are called 'Pharisees,' but in truth it is those who do not tolerate the true teachings who are the Pharisees, and Pope Francis is one of them. We may be facing a coming Schism due to the efforts of the Pope and the Progressives to change Church teaching.

One of the comments said that the Pope is humble, but I don't see it. My liberal family members really like him. what does that say?

~Denise

Anonymous said...

Denise is right!

Fulton Sheen on the subject......

"If I were not a Catholic, and were looking for the true Church in the world today, I would look for the one Church which did not get along well with the world; in other words, I would look for the Church which the world hated. My reason for doing this would be, that if Christ is in any one of the churches of the world today, He must still be hated as He was when He was on earth in the flesh. If you would find Christ today, then find the Church that does not get along with the world. Look for the Church that is hated by the world as Christ was hated by the world. Look for the Church that is accused of being behind the times, as our Lord was accused of being ignorant and never having learned. Look for the Church which men sneer at as socially inferior, as they sneered at Our Lord because He came from Nazareth. Look for the Church which is accused of having a devil, as Our Lord was accused of being possessed by Beelzebub, the Prince of Devils. Look for the Church which, in seasons of bigotry, men say must be destroyed in the name of God as men crucified Christ and thought they had done a service to God. Look for the Church which the world rejects because it claims it is infallible, as Pilate rejected Christ because He called Himself the Truth. Look for the Church which is rejected by the world as Our Lord was rejected by men. Look for the Church which amid the confusions of conflicting opinions, its members love as they love Christ, and respect its Voice as the very voice of its Founder, and the suspicion will grow, that if the Church is unpopular with the spirit of the world, then it is unworldly, and if it is unworldly it is other worldly. since it is other-worldly, it is infinitely loved and infinitely hated as was Christ Himself. But only that which is Divine can be infinitely hated and infinitely loved. Therefore the Church is Divine."

Denise said...

Excellent quote from Bp. Fulton Sheen!