Knock-kneed – UPDATED

Sorry so quiet. The family event on Sunday left me knock-kneed tired and yesterday was putting the house back together and attending a wake. We’re reached middle age, now. Now, we’re done going to each other’s kid’s baptisms, communions and Sweet 16 parties, and we’re beginning to bury our parents. Soon, there will be college graduations and weddings. Life goes on.

Taking a look at those headlines today? Pakistan, reassured by the friendliness of the new Administration and the utter lack of cowboy talk coming from America, has no problem talking to the Taliban, anymore. We head resolutely backward to September 10, and forward to the Socialist Wet Dream, simultaneously.

Hey, this is America, we can do anything.

Meanwhile, it is confirmed that Mrs. Pelosi will meet with the pope. As my L’il Bro Thom wrote, “this is going to be a head-of-state-meets head -of- state thing and unlikely to produce any spiritual fireballs” true. But it will still be interesting to watch and I still say the Holy Spirit can do whatever he wants with whomever. Watch and pray is good advice for any day.

Back after I finally get a chance to do a little reading. But let me say this, because I think it’s really important: get ready for Lent. Call an assembly. Prepare a fast. This year, may we Lent like we have never Lented before.

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  • Bender B. Rodriguez

    “this is going to be a head-of-state-meets head -of- state thing and unlikely to produce any spiritual fireballs”

    Except that Pelosi is not a head of state, nor is she, even as speaker, the equivilent of a prime minister. I’m not even sure that, in diplomatic protocol, that she is greater than an ambassador — and Benedict’s remarks to ambassadors are frequently spiritually substantive, for example, forcefully speaking to the duty of legislators to respect the prerogatives of the Church and to defend all human life, both of which would be a 2×4 smack between the eyes to Pelosi.

  • Jersuza

    Hopefully the Holy Father will have a few minutes of private quiet time to give some pastoral direction to this woman.

    Probably not. And if not, he needs to give serious thought to developments that await us in the USA. He needs to do that anyway, as she is clueless, and is not going to get it until she confronts God!

    FOCA will be upon us, and it will be a defining moment for the Catholic Church in America.

    This from one of the zealous converts you sometimes hear about who love this Catholic faith and get really angry at Catholic passivity and the so called cradle catholics who go through the motions and don’t appreciate their faith. This is the true and ancient church Christ established!

    Get with it people, souls are at risk. The world as we know it is at risk.

  • Bender B. Rodriguez

    VATICAN CITY, 18 FEB 2009 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office released the following communique at midday today:

    “Following the general audience the Holy Father briefly greeted Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, together with her entourage.

    “His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of the natural moral law and the Church’s consistent teaching on the dignity of human life from conception to natural death which enjoin all Catholics, and especially legislators, jurists and those responsible for the common good of society, to work in co-operation with all men and women of good will in creating a just system of laws capable of protecting human life at all stages of its development”.