From Mr. Terry --
Yesterday morning at Mass the Holy Father said, “when a priest, a bishop goes after money, the people do not love him – and that's a sign. But he ends badly.” St. Paul reminds us that he worked with his hands. “He did not have a bank account, he worked, and when a bishop, a priest goes on the road to vanity, he enters into the spirit of careerism – and this hurts the Church very much – [and] ends up being ridiculous: he boasts, he is pleased to be seen, all powerful – and the people do not like that!” “Pray for us,” the Pope repeated, “that we might be poor, that we might be humble, meek, in the service of the people.” - SourceOn to other old news, if you have never seen Marjoe, which won an academy award for best documentary in the 70's, it is worth viewing. My (much loved) Internet Archive has it - Marjoe. It is not the reason I am so fond of people who take vows of poverty, but it could be. If you believe that Jesus was the Christ, watching it will be painful, as he is mocked repeatedly. And, it is very sad, not only the audiences (for what can surely be legitimately described as entertainment), but Marjoe is a person who I have much pity for. No one should have the childhood he had.
We have a good Pope.
I keep in mind that God forgives all sorts of people. Even those who say they don't know him - never seen him before -
Yeah, my favorite sinner, St. Peter.
My other favorite thing to say, "You are not God. I'm not either."
But keep your eyes open.
(Note: Post-midnight ramblings) I have to find a pic to put in front of all my posts - sometimes nrelate will use any image on the page - it shouldn't - but it has.