“Everyone must make his choice…”

choose wisely

Earlier today, I linked to remarks from Pope Francis (which you should go read, because they're great) and I mentioned that they reminded me of what are purported to be the last words of G.K. Chesterton: "It is between light and darkness, and everyone must choose his side."This afternoon, Francis' words came to me again, and once again, they brought me to Chesterton, but a different line.Pope Francis said: "Everyone must make his choice.”Chesterton said: "When you chose one thing, y … [Read more...]

First Ladies get to Learn how to do it well UPDATE: AUDIO


“One of the things that I don’t do well is this. . .Do you understand?”Whaaaa?That was our First Lady, not having one of her best moments while dealing with a heckler at (what else?) a fundraiser.Obama was addressing a Democratic Party fundraiser in a private Kalorama home in Northwest Washington when Ellen Sturtz, 56, a lesbian activist interrupted her remarks to demand that President Obama sign an anti-discrimination executive order.Obama showed her displeasure – pausing to conf … [Read more...]

Politics Destroys the Soul -UPDATE

I've been suspecting it for a while, but I think Dorothy Day's sentiment sort of makes it very plain."I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least." — Dorothy DayI want to love God with all my heart and all my being.But I can't stand anyone in politics, right now. And I realize, today -- for the millionth time -- that it's not a healthy thing for me, spiritually; my ability to slip into a broad mood of disliking says something about my capacity for loving God, and a … [Read more...]