The Rise of the iPhone Photo

I set out to write about the latest ecclesial drama going on and ended up reading some philosophy.

Because the news is too awful.

Pope Francis Just Pulled a Power Play on American Bishops at Crucial Conference

ROME-There has perhaps never been a more critical moment in the history of the American Catholic Church to appear to be doing the right thing on clerical child sex abuse than this week as their leadership meets in Baltimore. But in the hours before the U.S.

It’s pretty bad when the Daily Beast blasts Pope Francis. The events even prompted a response from Archbishop Vigano, who’s evidently still in at least quasi-hiding since first he spoke up about coverups at the highest levels. A lot of the Faithful are affected in many and varied ways. Not to be reactionary because hope does, after all, spring eternal. But so does frustration.

BREAKING: Abp. Viganò urges U.S. bishops to confront sex abuse as ‘courageous shepherds’

Diane Montagna SIGN THE PLEDGE: Support and pray for Archbishop Viganò. Sign the pledge here. ROME, November 13, 2018 ( LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò today issued a brief message to the U.S. Bishops, urging them to confront sex abuse as “courageous shepherds” rather than “frightened sheep.” The U.S.

Dear Brother Bishops in the US,

I am writing to remind you of the sacred mandate you were given on the day of your episcopal ordination: to lead the flock to Christ. Meditate on Proverbs 9:10: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom! Do not behave like frightened sheep, but as courageous shepherds. Do not be afraid of standing up and doing the right thing for the victims, for the faithful and for your own salvation. The Lord will render to every one of us according to our actions and omissions.

I am fasting and praying for you.

Arch. Carlo Maria Viganò
Your former Apostolic Nuncio

And to think I was just writing up a little blurb on the iPhone as camera.

In brief – Canon, Nikon, etc, will all be going into mirrorless models soon enough, following Sony’s lead. This could lead to an entirely new mounting system for lenses which would, of course, be highly irritating and highly expensive. But the point is, why spend hard earned $$$ in the paycheck sucking hobby of photography when it’s all going to change in a few years anyway? And if it does change, then I can get the camera I’d love to have right now later on when it’s less expensive. DSLR’s are going the route of the dinosaur, it looks like.

So in the meantime, the iPhone will have to do for the most part. It’s lightweight and capable of good captures.

And that’s about it from this neck of the woods, where it’s cold and rainy, and the temps are dropping by the minute.

Stay great. And don’t let the situation in the Church get you down. Jesus Christ is still King and Lord of all, and the filth needs to be exposed to be sorted out.

St Jane at Twilight

Our Belfry.

El Teleferico

El Teleferico in La Paz, above an older building with many, many, many wires dangling all about. Catholic Mutual would not approve. I thought the contrast of old and new to be visually interesting. And of course, it’s just an iPhone photo.


PS – I love the el teleferico, and wish every city had one.


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