"At a time when polls indicate that about 25% are fulfilling Sunday obligation, when over 90% of Catholics have used or currently use contraception, and when over 50% of Catholics believe in the so-…More
"At a time when polls indicate that about 25% are fulfilling Sunday obligation, when over 90% of Catholics have used or currently use contraception, and when over 50% of Catholics believe in the so-called woman’s right to choose — in other words, at a time when the vast majority of Catholics will die in a state of mortal sin and go to Hell (insofar as we can observe their actions in the external forum) — our pope is blaming the most likely venial sins of the minority who even bother to go to Mass every Sunday for the state of the Church. This would be shocking if it didn’t follow so perfectly from the logic of the new orientation of the post-conciliar Church."
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How to Evangelize: Out of the Fire and into the Frying Pan - OnePeterFive

For the oblivious lapsed Catholics out there, the strategy must start with guiding the wayward, at the very least, to the cleansing fire of Purgatory…
"They go to mass every Sunday but they don’t pay a bonus and they pay you under the table"- Pope Francis. Entirely understandable why a Marxist would see this as the mark of a hypocritical Catholic. Paying a worker under the table means the worker gets to keep ALL of his wages without declaring them to the State.

The State is being deprived of revenues it would normally extort (legally, through …More
"They go to mass every Sunday but they don’t pay a bonus and they pay you under the table"- Pope Francis. Entirely understandable why a Marxist would see this as the mark of a hypocritical Catholic. Paying a worker under the table means the worker gets to keep ALL of his wages without declaring them to the State.

The State is being deprived of revenues it would normally extort (legally, through taxes) from workers to redistribute as it sees fit. This, in Marxism, is a mortal sin.

His Holiness slyly raises the red-herring of not paying a bonus as "proof" of the business owner's stinginess. But he's conveniently choosing to forget something. The State taxes ALL of your income, including the bonus. Which benefits the worker more? A "bonus" when you must pay 35% (often more) of ALL your earnings to The State? Or getting no bonus and keeping 100% of your earnings to do with as you see fit?

Granted, the author was making a slightly different point, but His Holiness is undeniably correct in that we should always, always point out hypocrisy for what it is.

On an unrelated point, that is some nasty-looking uncleaned cookware. No matter what anyone tells you, stainless steel pans don't develop "character" or "seasoning" by not being properly cleaned. That might be true of iron (hammered or cast) cookware, but even then you have to know what you're doing and a properly "seasoned" pan doesn't look anything like that. Chef looks like he's using too much oil to fry those carrots so they won't stick, too... which tends to happen more quickly when you're cooking on a dirty pan.

For anyone who's curious about the subject, part of the chef's problem is he's cooking on an induction stove. The average home ranges put out around 12-14k BTUs. Professional restaurant stoves are usually gas and well over 18k BTUs. A Chinese restaurant's gas range can put out (wait for it) over 150k BTUs. This is the real secret of why Chinese food tastes the way it does, why most recipes for the home kitchen never taste as good as restaurant food and how iron woks develop "Wok-hei", the dark surface seasoning that imparts an indefinable "extra" to the recipe.