I’m not changing any of my locks or keys or getting a new door.

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: man plans and G_d laughs

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.

#PopeFrancis: ‘I am a son of the church.’

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![1]

By your command,
Their person and office I honor.[2]
But these voices I follow not,[3]
Of hirelings that care not.
Robbers at hand,
Of God’s glory denying him honour
To the simple flock,
A revelation of horror!


[1] cf. The Maid of Orleans

[2] 4th Honor your father and your mother.

[3] Jn 10:5: ‘they never follow a stranger but run away from him: they do not recognize the voice of strangers.’

RE: “the unfortunate static introduced by Pope Francis’ stray remarks”

“unfortunate static introduced by stray remarks” | The Mystery of Pope Francis

Words betray the heart[1]

‘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.’


[1] Cf Mt 12:33-37