The legendary, John Shuck, has managed to get a really good discussion going about realism and non-realism within the Church and, especially, about how difficult it is for non-realists to minister within the Church. I strongly suggest you visit
RevRuth rants, righteously, at REV RUTH'S RANTINGS, about how much the forthcoming visit of the Vatican head of state is going to cost the people of the United Kingdom. And for once we risk actually being a united kingdom if it's only in our mutual condemnation of this colossal waste of public money promoting the offshore banking interests of an undemocratically chosen dictator with a very dodgy history of employment. Which reminds me - I hope the relevant authorities are going to do a full CRB check on him before he is allowed anywhere near any of our children. We all have to go through it so Benny should as well.
JaneR has posted the most brilliant cat photo at ACTS OF HOPE.