Daily Archives: 2 February 2006

Little Brother Canticle

The feast makes for a good reflection on Luke 2:29-32, the littlest of the gospel canticles. NAB here: Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation, which … Continue reading

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Divine Eros: St Symeon the New Theologian

Eros is thus supremely ennobled, yet at the same time it is so purified as to become one with agape. We can thus see how the reception of the Song of Songs in the canon of sacred Scripture was soon … Continue reading

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Mixed Messages

A surprisingly decent piece in Adoremus this month: Church Buildings — Monuments with Mixed Messages. Sadly there are not many people conveying such enthusiasm over modern church buildings. Though some spaces may be nice, practical, and comfortable, our contemporary church … Continue reading

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Trojans From Kuiper, Not Priam

They’re light enough to float on water, so by definition, they’re comets, not stony asteroids. UC-Berkeley astronomers found a pair orbiting each other in one of Jupiter’s Trojan points and were able to determine the bodies had a density lower … Continue reading

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Planet 2003 UB313: Doesn’t Have A Ring

Well, it might have a ring–we can’t tell from nine billion miles away. But the name’s no good. Mike Brown, a Cal Tech co-discoverer said: It can’t get an official name until it has an official status and right now … Continue reading

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Limited Mission

Zenit reports Fr Frank Pavone is happy with Alito: Priests for Life is grateful to the voters who, in the elections of 2004, were motivated by the desire to change the Supreme Court, particularly on the way it rules regarding … Continue reading

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SotU: It’s All About the Money

Isn’t it? Bush had a speech in Washington and not on the road somewhere? State of the Union? See how apolitical I’ve become? I heard he spoke about lessening dependence on foreign oil, and what pops into everybody’s head is … Continue reading

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Gaudium et Spes 13

This section of Gaudium et Spes summarizes the Catholic approach to sin as it manifests itself in human beings. First the presumption that a state of holiness is a state of human liberty: Although … made by God in a … Continue reading

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