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Bully pulpit takes on a new meaning

Pompeo Pompus?

Pompeo  got elected to Congress as a Tea Party Republican from Kansas in 2010.


Then #45 told him to run the CIA.

Not His Business/Bombastic: Pompeo Recently Declared that the U.S. would not soften its stance on North Korea…he said this  ahead of planned talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Trump.

axe-1500771__180Big Mike has never been a diplomat, either by profession or temperament.

“Pompeo –  a hard-liner on issues of national security, broadly,….He’s smart, but he’s also quite bombastic, and that plays well with  My Way or the Highway Trump.1060x600-4277d59d49e65585c113cd04615c9c14

Pompeo  declared that the U.S. would not soften its stance on North Korea ahead of planned talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Trump.


We all know Dreamers

Jesuit Father Thomas Reese said he was representing Jesuits from the West Coast

and other Jesuits, who know exactly who “Dreamers” are.

“They are our students, sitting in our classrooms, they are our parishioners, kneeling in our churches,” he said.

“They are our friends, they are our colleagues who have invited us into their homes.”

1787 – Guns Then and now

The Second Amendment was written in 1787

How much has the United States of America changed since 1787?

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The Second Amendment


What is collusion?



Happy 2018 – The Pope says:

8561201931_e1a4d5eeb6_zA Gentle Reminder From Pope Francis

This life will go by fast.

Don’t fight with people, don’t criticize your body so much, don’t complain so much.

Don’t lose sleep over your bills. Look for the person that makes you happy. If you make a mistake, let it go and keep seeking your happiness.

Never stop being a good parent. Don’t worry so much about buying luxuries and comforts for your home, and don’t kill yourself trying to leave an inheritance for your family. Those benefits should be earned by each person, so don’t dedicate yourself to accumulating money.

Enjoy, travel, enjoy your journeys, see new places, give yourself the pleasures you deserve. Allow dogs to get closer. Don’t put away the fine glassware. Utilize the new dinnerware; don’t save your favorite perfume, use it to go out with yourself; wear out your favorite sport shoes; repeat your favorite clothes.

So what? That’s not bad. Why not now? Why not pray now instead of waiting until before you sleep? Why not call now? Why not forgive now? We wait so long for Christmas; for Friday; for Reunions; for another year; for when I have money; for love to come; when everything is perfect…look…

Everything perfect doesn’t exist. Human beings can’t accomplish this because it simply was not intended to be completed here. Here is an opportunity to learn.

So take this challenge that is life and do it now…love more, forgive more, embrace more, love more intensely and leave the rest in God’s hands. Amen.

Top Ten Cardinal Sins? Look here

Law Breaker

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Cardinal Bertone, Cardinal Castrillon, Cardinal Dolan, Cardinal Finn, Cardinal Law,

Cardinal Rigali, LA’s Cardinal Mahony, Cardinal Levada, Once Cardinal Ratzinger, Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua

(From:  Roy Bourgeois: They finally got him)

Tom Roberts | Nov. 20, 2012 NCR Today)

“The Cardinals Who Nearly Destroyed the Church

The point to be made, now that Bourgeois is out, is an obvious one. There are cardinals who have had as much to do as any individual might with the near destruction of once grand Catholic communities in places like Boston and Philadelphia, who have been permitted to remain priests and go quietly into retirement.

Not a word has been said by Rome or by his successors about Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua who had a large space in Philadelphia’s chancery office that was filled with files recounting sexual abuse of children.

Bevilacqua oversaw priests who were involved in nothing short of sexual torture of youngsters. And…

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Proposed Tax Bill is a sin – stealing from everyone else

How to Win Friends and Influence Allies? Gun Sales

Guns: Trump’s Solution to Everything?


NRA Loves Trump


The Rest of us Take a Knee (or Two) and Pray for Peace

Prayer: a Panacea for many.


Check out: Top 10 Secrets to Happiness – Pope Francis

Good News! Top 10 Tips Read this:

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Pope Francis reveals TOP 10 SECRETS to happiness


Slowing down, being generous and fighting for peace are part of Pope Francis’ secret recipe for happiness.

In an interview published Sunday in part in the Argentine weekly Viva, the pope listed his

Top 10 Tips for bringing greater joy to one’s life:

1. “Live and let live.” Everyone should be guided by this principle, he said, which has a similar expression in Rome with the saying, “Move forward and let others do the same.”

2. “Be giving of yourself to others.” People need to be open and generous toward others, he said, because “if you withdraw into yourself, you run the risk of becoming egocentric. And stagnant water becomes putrid.”

3. “Proceed calmly” in life. The pope, who used to teach high school literature, used an image from an Argentine novel by Ricardo Guiraldes, in which the protagonist —…

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Cardinal Sins: Cardinal Burke

Cardinal Burke

Cardinal Burke

“Cardinal Raymond Burke is a 66-year-old guy who lives in Rome,

dresses like Queen Elizabeth,

and talks like someone who majored in misogyny at some bogus,

backwoods, Bible-banging tent school.”

( Mike Barnicle 2015 )


ROME – Despite widespread perceptions of animosity between Pope Francis and American Cardinal Raymond Burke, seen as the leader of the pope’s conservative opposition, the pontiff has declared in a new interview that “I do not see Cardinal Burke as an enemy.”

Francis also denied that the recent decision to send him to Guam to lead a canonical trial of an archbishop accused of sexually abusing minors was any kind of exile.

“Cardinal Burke was [in Guam] because of some terrible incidents there.

For that I’m very grateful to him, he’s an excellent lawyer, but I believe the assignment is almost completed,” the pope said.

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