Tuesday, October 08, 2013

random thoughts on a sick day


  • I'm sick at home. My nose started running at work yesterday like a waterfall. Since I was sitting at the reference desk that was a nuisance. My eyes are running, my joints ache and I weaved a couple of times while walking to the bus last night. So, I'm giving myself up to bed, Tylenol Severe Cold medicine, weird fever dreams and Net surfing.

  • Rorate Caeli has stopped allowing comments. On one hand I think it was a shrewd move but truthfully the blog  isn't nearly as much fun as it used to be.



  • I was reading a extreme (their description, not mine) prepping site last week and got disgusted after a few minutes. Too many of the posters seem to be looking forward  to a total break down of society and plan to let their inner wild man go free.  That's a totally different mindset than  being  prepared for civil  unrest and natural disaster.

  • Certain people are making themselves look ridiculous concerning Pope Francis' interview with the old atheist.  They are so desperate to make what the Holy Father said go away that they are attacking the 89 year old reporter as being either a liar or senile.  Okay, let's say the quite elderly man  made it all up.  That's possible and he is an atheist with an agenda after-all. And yet, if that's true, why hasn't the Vatican issued a statement to that effect? Perhaps the old man's mind is going, although I doubt that, but there was ample opportunity for a Vatican spokesman to say gently, that the reporter got some stuff wrong. This frantic explaining away everything the Holy Father is embarrassing.

  • Rest in peace Nancy Verhelst. What a tragedy. Poor, poor little unloved girl. People have reacted in justified horror at the callous words of Verhelst's mother but it's obvious that her father failed catastrophically as well.


  • Regina magazine is a very pleasant read.





  • In all the years I've been going to Mass I've only heard two priests who repeatedly preached strongly against abortion and they were considered rare birds by many people. The latter had to put up with rudeness from by the Baby Boomers in the parish who wanted him to preach happy talk instead. I thought of that when I listened to Michael Voris this week.









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9 comments:

TH2 said...

Re: comments closed at RC - Your words are nearly a perfect reflection of what I was thinking last week. Reading them is fun. Hopefully they'll come back.

Gina said...

I hope you feel better soon! <3 Prayers.

Joe Potillor said...

Prayers that you feel better soon :)

Lola said...

Praying for your quick and full recovery!

I think some preppers are "looking forward to collapse" maybe because they think it'll wipe the slate clean. That's how I've interpreted the giddiness. But, they'd be wrong. Whomever is left to rebuild will still be imperfect people.


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"Happy Talk" is what too many "Christians" in general want today. Joel Olsteen and Rick Warren didn't build their 'church' by speaking the whole truth. Belonging to the Catholic Church I thought we'd always be at least "Officially" outspoken against the Culture of Death and Humanism. Now, it appears, "appears" that we're going soft.

I wonder if we've been given an inoculation?

(My understanding of what an inoculation is when your system is given a little bit of a harmful substance in order to strengthen your ability to fight a harmful invader. )
Maybe the 'interpretation' of our Holy Father's words will encourage those of us who've been working and praying for an end to Abortion or share our Faith to sit up and shake off any sleepiness. Or at least I hope we don't get discouraged.

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Dymphna said...

Thanks everyone. Lola, you are wise.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

"Rorate Caeli has stopped allowing comments. On one hand I think it was a shrewd move but truthfully the blog isn't nearly as much fun as it used to be."

My blogs do allow comments.

Name/URL or even anonnymous on some, at least blogger account or open source an any other.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

Here they are:
http://nov9blogg9.blogspot.fr/p/alii-bloggi-other-blogs-autres-blogs.html


And this allowing of comments is partly so that the rule about not printing without imprimi potest shall not be violated. Once a book is printed, you cannot as a reader add a comment in all copies other than your own.

But once a blog post is published, if you pose a comment and I do not delete it, every future reader (as long as internet remains honest, or rematively so) can read it all over internet, regardless by whom the comment is, including by better theologians than I (if any today) and ecclesiastically superior ones (which there are, I am a layman), and therefore corrections type comments.

Which makes publishing a blog post somewhat different from printing a book.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

"Rest in peace Nancy Verhelst. What a tragedy. Poor, poor little unloved girl. People have reacted in justified horror at the callous words of Verhelst's mother but it's obvious that her father failed catastrophically as well."

Sure it was parents rather than school or other networks, or perhaps black magic?

Sure Nancy trying to be "Nathan" was not guilty herself?