Take a Breath. Take a Look. Be Happy a Second. – UPDATE

His name is Winston, and he is a 7 week old Corgi.

No, sadly, not mine, except in spirit.

I am providing him to you because you need a minute to feel something besides anxiety. That is all.

UPDATE: If you’re looking for commentary on Pope Francis’ latest interview, I’m waiting for a better translation, as the one we’ve been reading has problems.

About Elizabeth Scalia
  • ATDP

    Cause of interview two, I’m guessing…

  • MeanLizzie

    Not really. About the general state of hysteria I perceive to be all around me, re church, politics, etc.

  • http://www.thedonovan.com/the_farm bethdonovan

    Thanks, I needed that!

  • tnxplant

    Perfect! Just what I needed, thank you :)

  • RWC

    He he! Thank you, Anchoress. You brought a smile to my face :))

  • Victor

    (((Not really. About the general state of hysteria I perceive to be all around me, re church, politics, etc.)))
    Hey for what “IT” is worth Anchoress, that is “ONE” work of art picture though! :)

  • Gordis85

    I agree. The general state is going up a notch and I want no part of it. The Church is still who she and in need of prayer and of support. Prayers too for Papa Francis and for the Cardinals meeting with him all this week. May the meetings be fruitful and of benefit to all. We must continue to hope and to trust.

    That precious little ball of fur is just beautiful. I wanna be just like him…full of wonder and trust. Thanks for sharing him with us. ^^

  • Stefanie

    Bless you, Elizabeth.

  • Eric T

    Thanks. I needed that

  • lweisenthal

    My favorite quotation from the extraordinary interview (below). Pope Francis says that there will be a follow up interview, in which the role of women will be considered.

    “I believe I have already said that our goal is not to proselytize but
    to listen to needs, desires and disappointments, despair, hope. We must
    restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future,
    spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need to include the excluded and
    preach peace. Vatican II, inspired by Pope Paul VI and John, decided to
    look to the future with a modern spirit and to be open to modern
    culture. The Council Fathers knew that being open to modern culture
    meant religious ecumenism and dialogue with non-believers. But
    afterwards very little was done in that direction. I have the humility
    and ambition to want to do something.”

    I am starting to believe that this Pope will be transformational — beyond the Church.

    - Larry Weisenthal/Huntington Beach CA

  • MeanLizzie

    Not writing about the interview until I read a better translation. The one I read seemed sloppy to me, and I’ve learned it really is. So…have friends working on better translation. We deserve good translations.

  • Brian English

    Are you referring to the translation linked on New Advent? We had better hope it was a bad translation (like they got a lot of words completely wrong) or we are in big trouble.

  • MeanLizzie

    Well it IS a bad translation. Sr. Anne Flanagan is working on it in bits and another friend is too. http://romans8v29.blogspot.com/2013/10/francis-interview-2.html

  • lweisenthal

    Thank you, ML! It would be a kindness if you could check out the quotation from the first Italian-English translation, which I quoted, above. I’d really like to know if this is what, indeed, His Holiness said.

  • TXRed

    Um, isn’t there a rule of the ‘Net that you have to either post a cat picture or add a caption? Or was that last week’s rule? I’m so out of date. (And just teasing. Cute puppy.) :)

  • http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/ Manny

    Oh wow is he adorable. My wife wants a small dog as our next one (when our curret Yellow Lab goes off to that doggy park in the sky) and i’ve been thinking Corgi as a possibility. Somehow I thought the coloring was different than the one in the picture but still he’s as cute as a button.

  • http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/ Manny

    Sorry for the double post, but I’ve wanted to ask and this isn’t so serious a blog I might as well do it here. What happened to Tony Esolen’s blog here at Patheos. It appears to be gone.

  • MeanLizzie
  • http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/ Manny

    Oh thank you. How come he doesn’t show up on the Catholic page?

  • MeanLizzie

    Because the Holy Father talks a lot, and my whole day lately is so taken up with reading him, interpreting him, helping others to interpret him, talking people off of ledgers or hosing them down b/c they’re busy weeping in adulation of him that I have not had time to put his thumbnail up. But I will this week. :-)