Sunday, April 17, 2022
Saturday, April 16, 2022
|(photograph from Wikimedia Commons by Martin Geisler)|
Thursday, April 07, 2022
For behold the sovereign the Lord of Hosts shall take away from Jerusalem, and from Juda the valiant and the strong, the whole strength of bread, and the whole strength of water. The strong man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the cunning man, and the ancient. The captain over fifty, and the honorable in countenance, and the counsellor, and the architect, and the skillful in eloquent speech. And I will give children to be their princes, and the effeminate shall rule over them. And the people shall rush one upon another, and every man against his neighbor: the child shall make it tumult against the ancient, and the base against the honorable. For a man shall take hold on his brother, one of the house of his father, saying: Thou hast a garment, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand. Isaiah 3:1-6
Today the Senate confirmed as a Justice of the Supreme Court a woman who does not know what a woman is, nominated by a man who does not know what day it is or what he is doing half the time.
I don't know much more about the new Justice than her infamous answer to the obvious question of what "woman" means, and I don't need to know. You don't have to drink the entire gallon of milk to find out if it's sour. That someone so utterly void of common sense could be taken seriously as a candidate for any judgeship proves how far we as a nation have fallen.
We should also not lose sight of the fact that the importance of this appointment to the High Court proves what a failure our system is, and how not in charge of our own affairs we really are. If We the People really ran the show, we would not need to be so obsessed with who is on the Supreme Court. We cannot possibly be as free as we flatter ourselves that we are in a world where, every time the Supreme Court is in session, we sit on the edge of our seats, biting our nails, wondering what new 16-ton weights the court is going to drop on us from on high. As the eyes of servants are on the hands of their masters, so are our eyes unto the U.S. Supreme Court, til it have mercy on us. What a great deal we got when we got rid of King George III!
And what a great deal we got when we decided we did not need the social Kingship of Christ. How free we are! What an awesome rulership we have!
The worst punishment God can impose on us is to let us have our own way.
Saturday, April 02, 2022
Friday, April 01, 2022
It seems that many bishops joined the Pope in this act. In Switzerland, for example, the bishops, who were gathered together to conduct their business, acted collectively. In France, Jeanne Smits toured the dioceses and noted widespread participation.