Category Archives: Picky, Picky

No, Pope Francis didn’t say that

There’s a lot of fuss on the net and in the press about Pope Francis’ recent remarks on whether there is an eternal destiny for animals. The good folks at Rorate uncritically quoted a story from USA Today.

The key quote is: “One day, we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ. Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures.” USA Today claims that Pope Francis said these words to a bereaved little boy, while a couple of stories in the British

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On the phone with customer service

Comcast Account Rep: May I call you Richard?
Me: (silence, and then:)
Me: Well, I hardly know you. It’s all right to call me Mr. Chonak; that would be fine.
Comcast Account Rep: Thank you, Mr. Chonak.

Who do these people think they are? Some anonymous schmoe who took my call wants to pretend we’re best buddies? Let’s not.

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Dear Tiger,

The details are none of my business. Thank you.

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Signs of having too much money

This may turn into an ongoing series of posts, come to think of it.
Sign #1: if you’re willing to rent the companionship of a dog for four days a month at a rate of $280/month, you may have too much money for your own good.
Well, maybe if it’s a five-diamond dog….

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News and (haphazard) comment

Today a news story of moderate importance broke. The Vatican Information Service indicated obliquely that Rome was acknowledging a decision the Ukrainian Catholic Church made some months ago: to move its major see from Lviv to Kyiv, and move Cardinal Husar, the major archbishop who presides over that Eastern church, along with it. The VIS announcement simply mentioned that Cdl. Husar had transferred an auxiliary bishop to fill the see at Lviv.

Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, Archbishop Major of Kyiv-Halyc, with the consent of the Synod of the

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