The sin of detraction

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Detraction like feathers The sin of Detraction A lady once went to confession to St. Philip Neri and accused herself of frequent sins of detraction.  As a penance St. Philip told her to go out and buy an unplucked fowl in the market place, and during her walk back she was to pull the feathers…
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La vida es una gynkhana

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Siempre prudentes, nunca temerarios… Valemos más que lo que nos parece en un momento dado… Hay que esperar a que baje la adrenalina, a serenarse… Hemos de sufrir las pruebas de la vida sin perecer en el intento… No es que no vayamos a morir al final, pero debemos sobrevivir al mayor número de pruebas…
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Assuming so many things in the first World (Poverty)

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Letter to Electric Power Authority in a Developing country (Nigeria) They do it with style and irony. They are great. Don’t miss the contribution… September 3, 2008 The Area Manager,NEPA,Lagos Dear Sir, COMPLAINT ABOUT YOUR SERVICESI am writing to you with a deep sense of humility and gentleness. I consider this a great opportunity to…
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Christmas 1914 (Christmas spirit, war, leadership, peace)

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Christmas 1914 The war in Europe was only four months old, yet it had already reached a savagery unknown until that time. After the initial success of the German army, the war became a desperate trench struggle with a very high casualty count. The promise of early success seemed like a far away dream. The snow…
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First things Editor: Neuhaus last words (Pro-life)

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First Thigs Editor, Canadian-Born, Intellectual, influential free thinker, who became a Catholic after a long conversion process. Later on, as a Christian, he was a powerful pen, liberal and ortodox. Himself and Novak were the pieces around which all Catholic intellectuals turned to press John Paul II. They forced him to produce the philosocialist (according…
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THE PARABLE OF THE MOP BUCKET

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The Parable of the Mop Bucket  The hallway is silent except for the wheels of the mop bucket and the shuffle of the old man’s feet.  Both sound tired. Both know these floors. How many nights has Hank cleaned them? Always careful to get in the corners. Always careful to set up his yellow caution…
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[ENGLISH] RUMORS HURT

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“Rumors Hurt”  As does pass, and all through the yearI find it amazing, some stories I hear. Rumors hurt many, and not just a few. These stories of fiction, not actually true. Each time they are told, little facts seem to change  But I guess that’s normal, it’s really not strange. They are stories of…
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[ENGLISH] “GOD WORKS IN STRANGE WAYS”

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“God Works In Strange Ways”  God has a way of allowing us to be in the right place at the right time. I was walking down a dimly lit street late one evening when I heard muffled screams coming from behind a clump of bushes.  Alarmed, I slowed down to listen and panicked when I…
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