A Papal Dispensation from Work

By August 25, 2006General

Yup, you read that right. It’s August, things are a little slow. Maybe you’re feeling a little guilty sitting around doing nothing, collecting a paycheck, staring out the window, watching Friday Follies, reading the blog all day.

Not to worry. Help is on the way — from Il Papa, the Holy Father himself. As noted in this story from The Catholic News (now they’ve gotta tell the truth, right?), reflecting on the teachings of St. Bernard of Clairvaux — the vacationing Pope “warned against ‘the dangers of excessive activity, whatever the condition or office held, because many occupations lead to a ‘hardening of the heart’ and suffering of the spirit.”

You don’t ‘spose he meant blogging, do you….?

Anyhoo, there you have it, a Papal dispensation from work. As they say in the beer commercials, it don’t get no better than that.

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  • blogger's apprentice says:

    Funny how the blogger in chief is ultra-orothodox when applying this Papal teaching to his own work habits yet still demands his poor apprentice to work a MINIMUM of 17 hours a day.