Posts Tagged ‘Commentary by Francis’

April 28th, 2019 - 1:06 am § in Christianity


I am a Catholic, but everyday, I ask myself “Why am I Catholic?” The theology takes a lot of faith without reason. The Christian teachings could just as easily be identified as Buddhist, but the Buddhist doesn’t have to deal with questions about God made man. The Buddhist ethic seems more in h[...]

January 21st, 2017 - 9:56 am § in America, Politics

Does Mr. Trump and the GOP scare me? Sure they do, and I’m scared not just for myself but for a lot of other people as well.

I decided to watch Mr. Trump’s inaugural address. Powerful words which reminded me of why he was elected, not by a majority of the people but a majority of states. I saw his audience, almost all white working class people, his forgotten America that made the bulk of his electoral victory. Ther[...]

November 29th, 2016 - 11:50 am § in Misc.


Since a lot of embarrassing memories from my past are surfacing, rather than bemoan them I might as well laugh at them and share some stories. One such story is my first attempt to wash a car. This was for Traffic Safety class, which I was given an Incomplete because I did all the bookwork […[...]

November 20th, 2016 - 4:32 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: The right to life

Francis Jacobson What is the value of a human life? It’s not a rhetorical question but a real one. The Catholic Church teaches that all human life is of equal value, but this teaching is certainly not a reality. Conservatives state they are opposed to socialized medicine because it rations car[...]

October 27th, 2016 - 8:34 pm § in Donald Trump, Misc.


“Call me what you will, but when Mr. Trump said “Make America Great Again” those words resonated with me. I could not agree that America was already great. How can you call a country great with such a high rate of incarceration, a high rate of crime, a high level of wealth inequali[...]

October 20th, 2016 - 9:06 am § in Misc.

AFTER TRUMP: A Dialog on the Post Trump Era

No matter which of the two is elected President, we are going to have four more years of chaos. NONE of what Ms. Clinton proposes will be enacted because Congress will do nothing.   I think you are wrong.  Mrs. Clinton is not Obama or Bill. She is brighter than Bill, a better politician than [[...]

October 9th, 2016 - 8:07 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Of St. John Paul II and the Donald

Yesterday I saw the concluding class of a twenty-session study on the history of the Catholic Church by a professor from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He spoke how St. John Paul II wanted to create “a culture of life and a civilization of love.” How did he do? It seems that a lo[...]