[W]hen sex is treated lightly, as a means of pleasure … it takes on the quality of the demonic, and to descend into this blackness is to have a foretaste of hell…. There is no such thing as seeing how far one can go without being caught, or how far one can go without committing mortal sin. – Dorothy Day
Posted by @debbie on Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 3:40 PM (EST):
Truth brings me to the divine, lies, falsehoods and deceptions
keeps me a slum owner. The Bible, the Church and The Lord are the
Keys that unlock my house. If one tries to change one of my keys
the door will not open. I’m not changing any of my locks or keys
or getting a new door. Frank, the handyman, might show up with new hardware to find a note on the door “Do not disturb, Cardinals in Session”.
– Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/pope-conservatism-and-fundamentalism-are-useless-in-seeking-solutions-to-ev/#ixzz3r9vAu97V
Yiddish Proverb: .דער מענטש טראַכט און גאָט לאַכט
Der mentsh trakht un Got lakht.
o Translation: Man plans and God laughs.
o English equivalent; Man proposes, God disposes.
Source: Furman, Israel (1968). יידישע שפריכווערטער און רעדנסארטן. Hamenora Publishing House. p. 248.
Re: 2016 US Presidential elections.
After his election to the papacy, Pope Francis described himself as “a faithful son of the Church.” – Cf. Pope Francis in Conciliar Context by Howard Kainz, Wednesday, September 7, 2016 | The Catholic Thing
Another variation: ‘loyal son of the Church.’
That is how people have taken or understood what pope Francis actually said:
“We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. This is not possible. I have not spoken much about these things, and I was reprimanded for that. But when we speak about these issues, we have to talk about them in a context. The teaching of the church, for that matter, is clear and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time. – Cf. Vatican website: Francis > Speeches > 2013 September > Interview with Pope Francis by Fr Antonio Spadaro
One may be a son of the Church but not necessarily a true, loyal or faithful son of the Church.
Tell me @FMShyanguya, are you a [loyal] son of the Church?
“If I am not, please God make me, if I am, please God so keep me and Gratias!“
By your command,
Their person and office I honor.
But these voices I follow not,
Of hirelings that care not.
Robbers at hand,
Of God’s glory denying him honour
To the simple flock,
A revelation of horror!
“unfortunate static introduced by stray remarks” | The Mystery of Pope Francis
Words betray the heart
‘Make a tree sound and its fruit will be sound; make a tree rotten and its fruit will be rotten. For the tree can be told by its fruit. Brood of vipers, how can your speech be good when you are evil? For a man’s words flow out of what fills his heart. A good man draws good things from his store of goodness; a bad man draws bad things from his store of badness. So I tell you this, that for every unfounded word men utter they will answer on Judgment day, since it is by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words condemned.’
 Cf Mt 12:33-37
“The Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi has said that Kasper’s thinking is in tune with the pope’s.” | A Revolution on Marriage – in Rome?
Hell is on the loose.
“We have to be intransigent towards every form of evil; nevertheless, we have to deal kindly with our neighbour.
St. Francis de Sales | Letters, Fragment 110
“…gratitude is a mark of nobility and a strong bond of social harmony.
Francis Fernandez | In CONVERSATION with God, 5/78.1
“It is not that we have so little time, but that we have wasted so much of it.
SENECA, De brevitate vitae, 1,3
“Be who you are because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.