Daily Archives: 23 August 2015

Open Thread on Monotheism

Max takes exception to a certain certainty I espouse, that Abraham and his God are at the root of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Why are you so certain this is true? why are you being so forceful about it? I suppose I’m … Continue reading

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Locating The Choir

In the comments today, Ld offered some thoughts on the placement of music ministry. Check the comment and the citations, most of which we’ve discussed on this site over the past nine years. I’d like to respond to some specifics: … Continue reading

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Cinquant’anni Dopo 9: Toward The East

Let’s continue our examination of Cardinal Robert Sarah’s June 2015 essay for L’Osservatore Romano. The translation, is here, from Michael J. Miller at Catholic World Report. Contrary to what has sometimes been maintained, and quite in keeping with the conciliar … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 70: Cain and Noah

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Pope Francis uses the story of Cain’s murder of Abel to illustrate the connection between justice for people and justice for the environment: 70. In the story of … Continue reading

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