Two things are infinite; a woman’s patience and her husband’s mistakes.
I am of the opinion that a church's teachings on marriage, adultery, and divorce are a direct reflection of that church's standing in relation to Jesus Christ. Roman Catholics have always abhorred divorce, and they remain the True Bride of Christ. The Orthodox permit divorce but with severe restrictions. This reflects the Orthodox as the second oldest church in Christendom and their schism. Though divorced, they still keep their husband's last name. They do not stray much from the deposit of faith they have been given except on something like divorce and remarriage. As for the Protestant Churches, they have a free-for-all approach on marriage reflecting their utterly heretical and schismatic natures. The Protestant Church is a faithless whore.
Thanks to Pope Francis, the Catholic Church is beginning to reflect in its teachings on marriage what it actually practices in regard to the Magisterium. Catholics pay lip service to the teachings while appending their footnotes. This is how you get guys like Mario Cuomo and Joe Biden who are privately opposed to abortion but publicly tolerant of it for the sake of politics. As it stands, the Catholic Church is the bride of Christ but plays mistress with the Devil.
Recently, Pope Francis remarked that he will be remembered as the pope that split the Catholic Church. He way well be prophetic in this regard mainly because the prophecy is self-fulfilling. The Holy Father needs to see his error on this and respond to the dubia of the Four Cardinals. If he gives an orthodox answer, he will betray his base of modernist heterodox allies like Cardinal Kasper. If he gives a heterodox answer, he will have made himself a heretic and perhaps costing him the Chair of Peter and even his own soul. In chess, we call this "checkmate."
Pope Francis is pursuing the third option which is silence. The pope who loves to run his mouth like some kind of celebrity rock star can't answer forthrightly these simple questions. He is leading the Roman Catholic Church to a civil war not seen since the Arian heresy.
My confidence rests in Divine Providence. This is a message I repeat again and again to those who know me. God is control of everything. Nothing escapes His grasp. I see in this crisis the Hand of God moving to cleanse and purify His church. Good things will come of this even if we do not see them at this present hour. Do not be discouraged. Do not lose faith. Christ will vindicate all who remain faithful to Him.
I don't believe in retirement. I don't see spending almost a third of your life in an extended vacation usually financed at the expense of others who will almost certainly never get to enjoy a similar retirement. I think Social Security should be abolished. It is a Ponzi scheme that will collapse while creating a geriatric welfare class.
Pensions are now in the spotlight as many state pensions for government employees are reporting that they are severely underfunded. Basically, they made promises of returns that can't be met by economic reality. Consequently, these pensions funds are a ticking time bomb. Either these state governments will have to pursue ever more creative and draconian ways to fleece taxpayers or pensioners will have to take the loss and learn to appreciate the fine flavors found in Alpo. I wholeheartedly support the Alpo option.
3. QUOTABLE QUOTES
Compromise is a word found only in the vocabulary of those who have no will to fight.
ST. JOSEMARIA ESCRIVA
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES
If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world on fire.
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA
Anyone who wishes to understand the mind of the sacred writers must first cleanse his own life, and approach the saints by copying their deeds.
The proud demons flee before the lofty virtues of the humble.
4. ODDS AND ENDS
--Microsoft finally admits that it was too aggressive in forcing people to upgrade to Windows 10. I'd like to think they learned a lesson, but I know they didn't.
--Apple is no better than Microsoft with those stupid AirPods and removal of the traditional headphone jack from the iPhone 7. At some point, they are just going to pull out the gun and demand that you hand over your wallet.
--This is sick:
--I am impressed with the Knights of Malta for standing up for Roman Catholic teachings. It would be nice if cardinals, bishops, and popes did the same thing.
--Young people leave the Catholic Church because they are functional atheists.
--I can't understand why the MSM hasn't jumped on the evidence proving Obama's birth certificate was a forgery. Isn't forgery of official documents a federal crime?
--Stephen Colbert was better as a fake conservative than what he is now--a real liberal.
--People would rather be dead meat than stop eating dead meat.
--Twitter's days are numbered. I may have to explore my social media options.
--Ivanka Trump may be a liberal, but liberals don't want her.
--The Smiths were Johnny Marr. Morrissey is/was overrated to the extreme.
--Princess Leia should go vegan.
--I stand with Israel. Obama is a closet Muslim.
--Obama can't hit the door fast enough for me.
--Joe Biden could have won where Hillary lost. He has the blue collar touch that Democrats have lost.
--Talk of rebooting The Jeffersons and All in the Family show just show the creative exhaustion of this generation. They are the Recycled Generation.
--When I discover a man who eschews golf, he goes up a notch in my book.
--The best thing liberals can do with their butthurt is bring Jon Stewart back to The Daily Show.
--It will be hard to make America great again when the last guy maxed out the credit card.
--Keep Christ in Christmas.
5. LINKS OF INTEREST
The Abolition Of Man (No, Really)
In a War for Souls, No Christmas Truce
Sunflower Bean - Human Ceremony (Full Album) HQ
Sunflower Bean - Show Me Your Seven Secrets (Full EP)
Why the Education Establishment Hates Cursive
Words and Phrases to Lose in 2017