Daily Archives: 19 August 2013

Fire Watch

Jerry Ryan posts on Thomas Merton’s essay “Fire Watch” at dotCommonweal. I read Robert Barron somewhere also praising this epilogue to The Sign of Jonas. For me, several years ago, revisiting this writing was less about content and more about … Continue reading

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Redemptionis Sacramentum 22

One section, seven footnotes. The basis of the bishop’s role of governance is rooted in Vatican II, and the documents which followed it in the post-conciliar period. Liturgicae Instaurationes is the 1970 instruction from the CDWDS. You can check it … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: The Five Ages of the Universe

I recently reread one of my favorite science books of all time, The Five Ages of the Universe. It confirmed my regard for the writers, Fred Adams and Professor Gregory P Laughlin, and their exploration of the “physics of eternity.” … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 45

The sacraments provide the core of the third chapter of Lumen Fidei. We come to the end of this line of thought in today’s post, what I find to be a luminous reflection on the creed. After reflecting on this … Continue reading

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