Archive for April, 2009

Priests with Kids

April 27, 2009

Why is it so difficult to understand that yes, the Church does in all probability know that President Lugo has fathered several children with several women? I wish our knowing this could change the Priestly Celibacy ruling, which is and has always been on the hypocritical side. Things will not change until somebody in power (The Pope, for instance) has the need to do something about it. Eugenia Renskoff

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Priests and Love

April 25, 2009

I feel that the Church has put too much emphasis on the sacredness of the religious calling. The Church has to do that in order to get men to become priests. But in my experience (and I can safely say that I am an expert in this) priests are human beings. They fall in love (some of them) and are tempted. Some leave the Church for the women they love, some don’t. Those who choose not to leave are in some cases haunted by that decision for the rest of their lives. And the women they have left behind are haunted as well. Eugenia Renskoff

Back Street Fathers

April 24, 2009

Of course the Church probably knew that President Lugo had kids while he was a bishop in Paraguay. That is a no brainer. They also know about the thousands of priests around the world who have familes/girlfriends/wives/kids. Eugenia Renskoff

Priests and Integrity

April 22, 2009

You find out if someone has inteafter you fall in love with him. It’s not like you can fall in love with each and every priest until you find one with the integrity to love you publicly. Eugenia Renskoff

Married Priests

April 22, 2009

Hello,  I believe that the most important thing a woman who has fallen in love with a priest asks is: Will he marry me? An affair is just not good enough. I know I ask myself these and other questions when I fell in love with my priest.

Hiding in Fred and Ginger

April 20, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009: I have started rewatching the Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers films from the 1930s. My favorites are The Gay Divorcee, Top Hat and Shall We Dance. The dancing is, of course, always outstanding, but I am also drawn to the onscreen relationship between Ginger and Fred. It was free and easy, not complicated at all. The sets are out of this world because of their Art Deco elegance. At this so problematic part of my life, the Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers movies help me cope with what may lie ahead for me. The films help me escape (much like it must have helped people during the Depression) into a world where money is not a great big issue and being alone just doesn’t exist.

April 10, 2009 NY Times Editorial

April 18, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009: A recent editorial in the NY Times pretty much describes what happened to me in GA . There probably was a yield-spread mortgage and when I tried to refinance, I was told i couldn’t, that I had to wait 2 years because of the prepayment penalty. The loan officer probably got a very high fee and there were lots of condos on sale at that time. There was a lot of inventory that just had to be disposed of.

Timothy Dolan

April 17, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009: Timothy Dolan was installed as archibishop of NYC. He does not want optional Celibacy. Different guy, same story.

Yield Spread Premium

April 16, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009: I think there was something about yield spread premium in my mortgage when I bought the GA condo. From what I understand this is yield spread premium is predatory lending. No wonder I lost my condo!

President Lugo of Paraguay

April 14, 2009

They have kids, don’t admit willingly. This man did admit to being the father of 2 kids. Maybe he will inspire others to do the same. And the Church someday to allow Optional Celibacy once and for all. Eugenia Renskoff