It's easy for us to posture about how morally superior we are compared to those who came before us when we live comfortably thanks to cheap energy, facilitating our wallowing in self-gratification and "private" vices. When that all goes to hell, let's see how moral we are then.
Cantrix and cantor off to the side - in general I don't care for the big puffy look; on this cantor at least it's rather emasculating. (Maybe it's the white - if he were dressed in black I would probably think differently.)
American Catholics have become good neo-Yankee liberals and support, even if unwillingly, the destruction of local cultures and communities. How can they be given the task of being the leaven of society when they do not understand the society or seek to become a part of it in the first place?
If the Dalai Lama, or any self-respecting world or spiritual leader or intellectual, did this, you'd lose some respect for him, wouldn't you? Is Pope Francis a global spokesman for Christianity or pastor? Or a trendy follower?
The bishop of Rome needs to hire a new PR person. Maybe it was a bad idea for Benedict XVI to start a twitter account. Or stop asking someone else to do his tweeting for him.
The trailer debuted during the broadcast of 24 last week. Hopefully it won't have that CW vibe. (As for the 2-hour premiere of 24, it was good enough to get old fans excited but it did recycle some overused tropes from earlier seasons. And couldn't they have kept Chloe a secret until the last minute?)
One of the parishioners was inveighing against Michelle Obama and the pretty people and their pouty face selfie campaign, #Bringbackourgirls for ignoring the boys, men, elderly, babies who have been killed by the same thugs. She is an older lady - the immediate causes of her reaction? I am not sure but at least she wasn't going along with the nonsense. Alas, how many people in their 20s and 30s have that sort of wisdom? And this cheap, feel-good activism is spreading around the world, among the pretty people.