knitting & tv…home w/my girls. I <3 days like this!
Yay! Spiderman balloon :) #Macysparade
Lunchtime! I hope this day ends soon…
I’ve been working on this little manuscript of a story that I wrote a few years back. I believe that I have done every possible thing to this manuscript except actually send it to a publisher or an agent.
A colleague of mine at the seminary says that I am afraid of success - perhaps. My daughter and I were discussing that maybe I am afraid of failure.
This has led me to wonder - is it possible that fear of success and fear of failure are actually the same thing? It only depends if you are an optimist or a pessimist? What do you think?
In any event, I have promised myself that I am going to send this manuscript out by Thanksgiving - a little present I’m giving myself. Let’s hope it actually happens that way.
(I think it’s fear of failure)
The Lord is not in noise &; The Soul of the Apostolate
Do I really have to go to the store before I can go home? :P
it’s all about the Screwtape Letters #Cslewisweekhere
I am not a nightly news watcher. Most of what I get in terms of news is from my Twitter feed and that streams mainly Catholic content of my choosing. I’ve heard rumblings about Penn State, some guy named Coach Joe and the dreaded words “child sexual abuse”.
Anywhere child sexual abuse happens, it is wrong, it is reprehensible - in my beloved Church or at the local university.
It breaks my heart to hear that once again, we have a group of men in positions of authority, overlooking their moral responsibility to the most helpless among us - our children.
If it is true that Coach Joe reported this horrible behavior to his superiors then I applaud that. That shows true strength - the mark of a real man.
However, if it is also true that nothing was done, it pains me to think he then just turned a blind eye to what was happening and continued to collect his paycheck - telling himself that he had done his part. That shows a cowardice that is rampant in our culture. The consequence of our relativistic mentality.
The other thing that makes me sad is that there is divisiveness over this issue. I mean seriously? There are people angry that these men got fired because they contributed to the cover-up? What is wrong with this picture?
I love my Church, but let me tell you, I wish every single priest who played any part in the cover-up of this abuse of children in my Church was defrocked. I’m sorry, but I see no other way around it. There is no excuse for it, no justification, nothing.
Yes - I believe in repentance, I believe in conversion, I believe that people make mistakes. But to be involved in predatory behavior against children, involved in any way….this is a game changer.
Take these men - all of them - out of action. Let them be repentant and seek forgiveness for their contribution to the demise of our society somewhere out of the spotlight. Strip them of all of their authority. Give them the chance to get right with God…
But then I ask myself - in a society where we kill children every day out of convenience, why are we surprised when other children are bought and sold, used and abused? There is no value given to the child in our society any more.
May God have mercy on us all.
All that is required for Evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. (E. Burke)