Daily Archives: 28 August 2013

At Night

This is my view at night when I go home. First, walking past the altar with the light setting on “night.” Just eight small lamps shine on the platform. One post hits the far wall. The two saint shrines: Thomas … Continue reading

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Attention, Enrichment, and a Conspiracy of Lies

I’m very glad my daughter is past the Disney stage of her fandom. In fact, I don’t know if she’s really a fan of anybody these days. She reads a lot. I suppose she does watch tv here and there. … Continue reading

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Knowing the Will of God

My friend and frequent commenter on 2 Maccabees, Dick Martin, put a premise before me earlier today. Now, those of you who track recent comments here know that Dick has been trying to convince me of something for a while. … Continue reading

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Redemptionis Sacramentum 11

Chapter II treats “The Participation of the Lay Christian Faithful in the Eucharistic Celebration,” and covers twelve numbered sections (RS 36-47). Translation quibblers may blanch, but the actual subheading of sections 36-42 is indeed, “Active and Conscious Participation.” As one … Continue reading

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Bottuming Out

The furor over the traitor Joseph Bottum continues. The anti-commentary is sometimes cringeworthy, and occasionally thoughtful, like Ross Douthat’s NYT take. I never thought Mr Douthat had a good bead on 20th century history, but his “evaluation” rings true: As … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 54

Let’s examine with Pope Francis “A light for life in society,” in which the consideration of the family widens to the greater human community: 54. Absorbed and deepened in the family, faith becomes a light capable of illumining all our … Continue reading

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