Saturday, February 05, 2005

Liberal Catholics stuck in the 1960's

For most Gen X Catholics this is a topic of particular concern/angst/humor. Diogenes once again hits the nail squarely on the head with excellent writing. I voted for Off the Record for one of the Catholic Blog Awards but don't remember if it was Most Insightful or Best Overall, but the blog is well worth reading for the interesting, insightful and funny posts.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Shanley jury gets case

I have not been watching much TV lately so this news shocked me. Paul Shanley's trial is over already? It is sad that the case against him boiled down to just one person -what happened to all those he is supposed to have molested? Shanley represents the worst of the priest-molesters as he was so public in advocating man-boy sex. It would be great to see him spend the rest of his life in jail and I wish the case involved several victims testifying against him.

"Future popes will be required to retire at a fixed age, according to secret plans being discussed because of the recurring health woes of John Paul II, it was reported today. "

This keeps being reported over and again but I wonder if there is any truth to it?
This is not what Title IX was about -

"A fight broke out in the stands of a girls' high school basketball game, prompting police to fire Tasers to stop it and clear the gym, authorities said. Eleven people face charges. "

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Someone sent me this email, perhaps someone can help:

"I am not Catholic, but have married into a Catholic family. I am a creative writer and have an idea for a story that deals in a favorable but human way about a priest who has served faithfully and without fanfare for fifty years. I would like to correspond with someone who has retired from parish life, has broad experiences/ and was raised in Ireland. The world needs to know not every priest was hiding a molesteror was one."

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Has anyone heard of where the Mepham High School rapists are?? Last I heard they were sent to a boot camp in Pennsylvania but I have no idea if they are out yet. The media seems to have forgotten about them so if anyone knows whether they are free or in jail or whatever please let me know -

Ken Carney

Tom Diasparra

Phil Sofia

The civil trial, which will hopefully drain these three families of all their assets, may begin in February. Let's hope the coaches, the other players, the rapists, and the school district pay dearly.
Things from the 1980's that have stood the test of time:

Bon Jovi

The Pope

Ronald Reagan

The A-Team


Run DMC/Aerosmith's Walk This Way

Johnny Depp's acting career

The Fox Network

The Simpsons (time to end series though)


Michael Jackson's music (only his music)

The Golden Girls

Question for readers: What do you do when someone you work with (say, an assistant) wants your job and will do anything to get it - lying, conniving, etc.. What do you do when you have thick bosses who fail to see this, or don't care as long as this person does not take their jobs? I have seen articles online about what to do but they all give the standard - put everything in writing, talk to your bosses, etc.. and these things have either been done or are of no use.