Pat Sajak on my show today. (Chion Wolf photo.)
We stayed away from his hardcore political conservatism and had a great time.
That was great radio Monday. A “best of” for sure.
Good show today with the nuns.
I was reminded of the “Tree of Life” Nature vs Grace tagline.
The nuns addressed the great divide on LGBT and abortion in their own way.
There’s the human compassion angle, grace, where no Mother’s son or daughter is sinful due to sexual nature or abortion. Human compassion says “let’s do away with the sin (or at least deemphasize it)”.
Then there’s Patriarchs, the lawmakers and punishers, who are quick to speak about mankind’s corrupt nature and sin. Compassion will lead to humanism and rebellion and that’s intolerable. There are commandments to prevent that
As to why there will never be a restoration (or true ecumenalism) I remember an essay on Ayatollah Khomenei where the argument was put forth that abortion is sinful. The worst and most selfish sin that denies a child a path to redemption. A good Mother brings her child forth to earn redemption.
If there is a population problem a good leader will create an opportunity for martyrdom via Jihad (including the 8-year Iran-Iraq war). Death on the battle field in the name of Allah and earning redemption that way is glorious. Abortion is the path of damnation.
So yes. The Mars v Venus thing quite literally.
On a search for Miriam Therese Winter this old Colin chestnut from 1993 came up. Back when Vatican II was only 30 years old. I feel old.
M. T. Winter almost touched upon the sojourning nuns, those who are about to get kicked to the curb over the ‘Beyond Christ’ theologies. Didn’t quite take the bait.
Biggest problem with Vatican II–the Holy Spirit doesn’t quite capture the nuance of the Holy Ghost (singular). Paul Tillich was very good at making the distinction and would often use lowercase letters to refer to human spirit. To Tillich, The Holy Spirit is no ‘forgotten God’ but the reality of ‘God present to our spirit’, the ‘Spiritual Presence’ who makes the New Being of the Christ alive in life and history.
This is where the Vatican is getting troubled: Sisters and Laity walking hand in hand ‘Beyond Jesus’ and glorifying their own spirit and decision making.
Best usage of Holy Ghost: Robbie Robertson’s “Showdown at Blue Sky”.
“We stayed away from his hardcore political conservatism and had a great time.”
And why was that?
“Colin McEnroe is a flaming hypocrite”
And you say that someone who uses the word “dude” is rude? We are guests here — the hosts don’t have to post anything. Haven’t you noticed that both Susan and Colin posted/post reasonable and respectful opposition? You’re your own worst enemy, Todd.
And I thank the fates for that. But you know, a word to the wise is sufficient. I tried.
That’s it, Todd, stay classy.
Campbell posted every last inflammory post against the Catholic Church she could and highly moderated many reasonable rebuttals to those posts.
As she was paid to do? Officially or on the side?
Now that’s she’s gone Warren Buffet might look at the Courant as an option for expansion.
God knows that every Catholic investment advisor worth their salt was telling Warren the Courant was a home for bigots and slanderers and a lawsuit was forth coming if real money poured into the paper.
Campbell could not publish what she did or the Trib if it was not in Bankruptcy. It wasn’t worth the vultures time to go after her.
Warren Buffet on the other hand…….deep pockets.
End of my discussion on that issue. Bankruptcy buys some really bizarre press freedoms.