Quick Quick/Quick Answers. . .
1). What? No comment yet on the Anglican Constitution?
Ummmmm. . .no. I've read it and the many commentaries available on-line. I don't really have anything to add to the discussion except: "WELCOME HOME!!!"
2). The sexual abuse report from Ireland was released a few days ago? Thoughts?
My thoughts/feelings/ideas on Christian clergy who sexually abuse children are not publishable. Let's just say all three involve public whipping posts and small islands with lots of rocks that need to be moved. . .repeatedly. . .for years.
3). Thesis update? How's it coming along?
Thesis?! What thesis?! Nobody told me I had to write a thesis! Seriously, the first rough draft is due Dec. 8th. It will be done on time. . .unless I get sick or something (sneeze-cough-wheeze).
4). Did you watch the President's speech on Afghanistan?
No, I've watched one B.O. speech. Therefore, I have seen them all. But I've read that he's sending 30,000 more troops and giving them 18 mos. to build a lot of exits out of the country.
5). Did you see the bit about the San Francisco archdiocese having to fork over $14 million in taxes for transferring their own property to themselves?
Yea. Expect more of this sort of thing. The tax assessor is punishing the archdiocese for opposing same-sex "marriage." I'm no tax lawyer (the Lord is good!), but my guess is that the decision will be overturned on judicial appeal.
6). Spirit Daily has a thing up about pets in the afterlife? What says the Dominican friar?
This Dominican friar says, "No."
7). Do you know what the ITC [International Theological Commission] is studying this time around?
I don't. My guess: Dominican friar, Fr. Charles Morerod, is the secretary-general of the commission and his theological expertise is in theology of religions and ecumenicism. So, maybe they are considering a question like, "How many Dominicans does it take to put a carton of milk back in the 'fridge?" Answer: we don't know b/c it's never been tried.
Now, off to bed. . .errrmmm. . .I mean, back to work!