... of the Used, Abused, and Utterly Screwed Up.

A Secular Franciscan looks at the world... with a more jaundiced eye than ever... and lots of ellipses for you to fill in the missing text...
(with thanks to Thomas S. Klise for the title)

Saturday, November 05, 2011


is it about the money, is it about the abuse crisis or is it really that politicians are distancing themselves from something they consider archaic and useless?

Vatican stunned by Irish embassy closure
"Catholic Ireland's stunning decision to close its embassy to the Vatican is a huge blow to the Holy See's prestige and may be followed by other countries which feel the missions are too expensive, diplomatic sources said on Friday."

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