Monthly Archives: February 2007

Inter Mirifica 5

Pardon the interruption of the past few days. We return to a look at the Vatican II decree on the media of social communications: It is, however, especially necessary that all parties concerned should adopt for themselves a proper moral … Continue reading

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John Wesley on Grace

(This is Neil.) An earlier post, titled “John Wesley on Salvation,” is here. There I noted: Regarding ecumenism, John Allen wrote last year, “perhaps one does have to be just slightly dreamy to cling to the vision of full, structural … Continue reading

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Inter Mirifica 4

For the proper use of these media it is most necessary that all who employ them be acquainted with the norms of morality and conscientiously put them into practice in this area. They must look, then, to the nature of … Continue reading

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Poll: Contraception or Liturgy?

As the loyal readers, what would you prefer as a series: liturgy documents after the council or Humanae Vitae?

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Peace, Guns, Memories

Christian peacemakers visit Iran, and suggest the Bush administration lacks the tools to conduct an effective diplomacy. I’m not arguing against it.   I’m not sure Bush even has the tools to conduct intelligence. Why was it so relatively easy … Continue reading

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Inter Mirifica 3

After the introduction, we head into Chapter I, titled, “On the Teaching of the Church.” The Catholic Church, since it was founded by Christ our Lord to bear salvation to all (people) and thus is obliged to preach the Gospel, … Continue reading

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Inter Mirifica 2

Modern methods of communication can be of great benefit, and of great harm when misused. This is nothing new. The Church recognizes that these media, if properly utilized, can be of great service to (humankind), since they greatly contribute to … Continue reading

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