I am an emerging fiction writer living in Chicago. While I am a Luddite, I am using the forum because I love to meet new people, especially fellow artists, and learn new things.

Anyone interested in reading my published work can access it through the link under the My Web Site header on this blog. My short story "Life Goes on Without Me" recently won an honorable mention from Conclave: A Journal of Chracter's 2009 Fiction Contest. I am currently working on a novel, new short stories, and a creative non-fiction essay. My friend T.E. Russell has encouraged me to write a screenplay.

And as always, I am still submitting, submitting, submitting.

I look forward to meeting and reading from you.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Spiritual Evictions

Funny. I don't remember any of this taught in the Beatitudes or the Catechism.

A recent Associated Press article revealed that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is evicting nuns from its convent. Despite many of the nuns having lived there for forty years, the Archdiocese plans to sell their home regardless what they think about the Archdiocese's decision to sell. The reason for this? The monies will be put toward its recent settlement for sexual abuse. The vicar general even wrote a letter to the nuns saying that if they left before their December 31 deadline, it "would be acceptable as well."

But I guess we can't be too hard on the L.A. Archdiocese. After all, there were no pay raises for their employees this year. Who, as far as I know, still have a home.

I have a huge suspicion that Jesus and His Father wouldn't look favorably on an action such as this.

And it's our, the lay people's, misdirected morals that have driven most of us away from the Catholic Church?

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