Category: Religion

Meditation on the Fall

  Now the  trees shed the  leaves that  forsake them Just as God in His wisdom did make them. But I wish in His plan That He didn’t make man As the one who’d eventually rake them.

A saintly indulgence in Orland Park

“Thousands of Catholic faithful filed into St. Francis of Assisi Church in Orland Park on Wednesday, some waiting for an hour or more to touch the glass casket holding the remains of St. Maria Goretti, the youngest saint canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.”  [Chicago Tribune]     In the ‘burbs  you can visit a... Read more »

The Pope's visit, in just a few words

  “The pope has left the United States, but details are still coming out about his trip. Here’s a big one: Last Thursday afternoon, during his time in Washington, D.C., he met with Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk who has refused to perform same-sex marriages, her lawyers say.” [theatlantic.com]   The Pope is gone,... Read more »
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18 reasons why Jesus would never be a Republican

In Jesus’s own words, here are 18 reasons He would never be a right-wing Republican.  (Quoted in the Revised English Bible) 1. “Blessed are the peacemakers; they shall be called God’s children.”  Matthew 5: 9 2. “Love your enemies and pray for your persecutors; only so can you be children of your heavenly Father,  who... Read more »

What's wrong with the Christian Right (and Kim Davis)

  Some Christians think God’s on their side, An example of spiritual pride. But much better it is On the side that is His, Which the righteous will use as a guide.

Trump's Bible: Alabamy bound

“Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.”   Last night in the Deep South what Trump said was tribal: That his favorite book’s— I’m not kidding— the Bible. In a campaign discourse, One might wonder, perforce, Isn’t this more or less blasphemous libel?  
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God is not a Republican

  The  GOP candidates think they’ll  prod Their  poll numbers higher to get the nod By appealing to folk Each time they  invoke, As head of their party,  Almighty God.          

The worst result of the Scotus decision is mass sentences to hell?...Really!

    I  don’t know if I should tell but I might be going to hell. I have it on the best of authorities.  A ChicagoNow blogger. “Being Catholic….Really.” She blames it principally on the Supreme Court of the United States.  Scotus for short. Four of the Justices will be spared eternal damnation: Roberts, Scalia,... Read more »

Rick Santorum tells the Pope that science is none of his business

  Santorum doesn’t have any quarrels When the Pope talks on faith and on morals. But he seethes with defiance When the Pope uses  science To warn  global warming  kills corals.  
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Easter: Living in a high rise

  Dead to the world, the Good Lord stayed For three days in a tomb. He then decided to upgrade And got a better room.