Daily Archives: 20 January 2015

Airplane Magisterium, Ivory Tower Magisterium

I saw one comment on the pope’s rabbit remark, something about an airplane magisterium. Strange, but I never thought of Pope Benedict as exercising an ivory tower magisterium just because the basis of his clerical career was as a professor … Continue reading

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With St Thomas Aquinas

If any of our readers have taken a liking to the Angelic Doctor, consider praying a novena. My parish observes the feast on the nearest weekend to his feast day, 28 January. You can start the novena now and end on … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 9: Four Consequences of Episcopal Ministry

After four sections outlining the responsibilities and duties of bishops, we come to four “consequences.” These seem to be important derivations from the doctrine presented in MR 5-8. Needless to say, this concludes Chapter II. Let’s read: Some consequences 9. These … Continue reading

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DPPL 197: The Rosary

The CDWDS devotes six sections to the Rosary. There’s much to discuss this week, so let’s get to it. 197. The Rosary, or Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is one of the most excellent prayers to the Mother of … Continue reading

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