Sunday, August 5, 2007

Reflections while YouTubing

On this dreary and muggy day, I decided to check out old Amy Grant videos. I came across this one. One of the comments indicated the viewer liked that the song was about talking to another person and not about the other sex or some concept:

So I checked out the lyrics. It's not about one person talking to another. It's about a conscience speaking to a person. What a concept!

Anyway, it's too bad we don't actually listen to our consciences when it's warning us that we're about to sin.

And it's too bad that Amy has at least one instance that the whole world knows she didn't listen ...

Assuming that she's repented and made peace with God, fine. I'm just saying ...

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

A Shortage of Workers?

This begins an op-ed piece from Crain's Detroit Business, published in a place where unemployment is just slightly higher than in the rest of the country (subscription only):

As baby boomers get older and retire, many companies face the emerging reality that soon there will be more open positions than available workers.
Human resources departments are working on how to make their company more attractive. Compensation and traditional perks, however, are not solely what Gen Y’s are seeking from their new employer. Say hello to the socially conscious potential

The new workers prefer that that employers help them support their favorite causes.

Perhaps the employers should actually support their decision to bear and raise children ...

Thursday, July 26, 2007

It Looks Like a Teepee to Me

I thought the modern architecture in Europe was bad.

The National Cathedral in Brasilia, built in 1970.

I'm not entirely sure this is a Catholic Cathedral, although apparently a Catholic Priest celebrates Masses there. I hope it's not ...

The Oscar statues are really, I'm told, the Four Evangelists.

Why Didn't We Hear About This Pilgrim Crash Story?

... because it was in South America? Most of the people speak Portuguese? No one has ever heard of the shrine because it's not that humongous Jesus statue near Rio de Janeiro? Not enough people killed?

Why, oh why?

Who Would have Guessed This?

Some women delude themselves into thinking they got ordained last weekend in Santa Barbara.

Besides their gender deviating from the Catholic priest norm, neither of the two deacons ordained Sunday — who are scheduled for re-ordination as priests on July 28 — is celibate. Norma Coon, of San Diego, has been married for 40 years. Toni Tortorilla, of Portland, lives with her lesbian partner. Cordero, a newly anointed priest who lives in San Luis Obispo, is a former nun who has been married for 30 years to a former Jesuit priest.

And they know what they are doing is wrong. The reporter/photopher had to swear to secrecy about the location of the pseudo-ordination and the nuns who attended. They won't tell anyone who "ordained" the pretend womynbishop who laid hands on these deluded womyn.

It doesn't matter. None of them are ordained. No delible mark of character. Sorry. Let's move on.