Daily Archives: 2 August 2013

Dressing for Blessing

There’s that apocryphal story of Thomas Aquinas’s family sending a naked prostitute into his room to dissuade him from becoming a Dominican. The Angelic Doctor was unmoved, so the tale goes. Messengers from heaven dressed him for lack of sexual … Continue reading

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The Evolutionary Solution

A few conservative Catholics are fond of citing the “demographic solution” as the advent of ideological joy in their lives. I wonder what those same pundits would say to the evolutionary thumbs-down to selfishness and narcissism? Religion foil Richard Dawkins … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 28

Today, a brief section wrapping up the section “Knowledge of the truth and love.” I still find the emphasis on the intellectual a little too heavy for my taste. Is it Ignatian? Is it professorial? What do you think? Let’s … Continue reading

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To Be Entertained, Or To Be Inspired?

Very interesting BBC piece on Robert Plant’s refusal to re-form Led Zeppelin to enrich himself and his ex-bandmates at the expense of a rabid fan base. (He was the lead singer, for those of you who don’t listen to Stone … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 59

The conclusion begins; the first of four numbered sections: 59. Ave, verum corpus natum de Maria Virgine! Several years ago I celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of my priesthood. Today I have the grace of offering the Church this Encyclical on … Continue reading

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