I watched Speaker John Boehner, a Catholic, become very emotional while in the presence of the Pope. Today he has announced he is retiring from Congress at the end of October. We can only wonder why, but I have a feeling that famous Catholic tool called, 'guilty conscience' may have something to do with it. At least I hope so.
I wonder if the Pope last night had a chance to catch any American TV. If he had he could have watched the promos for new TV series starting in the next few weeks. Every single one of them had guns, beatings, intimidation and angst. It was a sight I hope the Pope did see so he might talk about the extreme violence we see from both criminals and police in this country. Those TV shows reflect our culture and it would give him good insight into the problems of America.
The Seven Acts of Mercy, as not practiced by many pols.
- To feed the hungry.
- To give drink to the thirsty.
- To clothe the naked.
- To Shelter the Homeless
- To visit the sick.
- To visit the imprisoned
- To bury the dead.