Archive for the ‘Requiescat in Pace’ Category

Die Amis haben unser Unterbewusstsein kolonisiert*

*The Yanks have colonized our subconscious (A quote from Wim Wenders’ film Im Lauf der Zeit) Well, you may be old now, I told myself at sixty, but at least you haven’t started reading obituaries. Now that I’m past seventy, I know damned well that it doesn’t matter whether we read them or not. We have Twitter, we […]

The Spiritual Gorbachev

Pope Francis would do well to reflect on what happened the last time a frustrated figurehead attempted to impose glasnost and perestroika on a moribund institution. Once he succeeds in driving all the money changers from the temple, he may find that they were the only ones holding it up.

In Memoriam: Dr. George Tiller

Someone should remind Bill O’Reilly, and all the rest of those whose notions of Christian righteousness are stained with blood today, of this: And He opened His mouth and taught them, saying: Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn, For they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, For […]