or in other words (my words) sin. The Pope thinks the Church should focus on salvation and not on condemnation. I don’t see this as a change in mission or even a change in focus. I believe it is a return to basics. I don’t believe that Catholics will find a completely new attitude when they arrive for church services this Sunday. This will take time
and the replacement of the old guard. If abortion, contraception and homosexuality are sins and the church is in the business of forgiveness and salvation, then the Church should welcome these people. I blogged about Pope Francis in a previous blog posting.
Also in the news is the story of the former NFL player Brian Holloway and the wrecking of his home by hundreds of teenagers having a drugs and alcohol party. While he was on a trip, 300 teenagers broke into his home and did $20,000 worth in damage. They posted pictures on the internet and that alert his son about the party. Brian is trying to turn the incident into a way to help these teenagers. He posted pictures of the kids on the internet and that raised objections from some parents. I have written before parents should be held accountable for the actions of their kids. Brian should post pictures of the parents. I can understand why parents would object to the posting of their children’s pictures. Brian should feel free to use the pictures that the kids posted when they were bragging about the party. I think that plea bargaining should include the parents helping to clean up his home. Brian needs to upgrade his security system.
Miley Cyrus still in the news. In a recent interview, her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, supported his daughter. No surprise there. He said, “She's just Miley. She's an artist, she's real. I think that's what's happened over the years, Miley has been reinventing her sound. She's evolving as an artist
herself. I think that it's all of what everyone is calling controversy now. That's still my Miley."
I am not sure what all the fuss is all about. I wrote about Miley Cyrus previously.