Daily Archives: 7 September 2021

Via Pulchritudinis Ahead

Here is something a little different–just a little–from what we’ve examined on this website in the past. The originating source was not a pope or a council or a bishops’ conference, but the Pontifical Council for Culture. Under scrutiny over … Continue reading

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African Animals In Chess

If a piece started on the green square (Yes; I know: there are no green squares in serious chess.) these are the destination squares of three fantasy pieces compared to the standard knight. A curious finding: despite the fact these … Continue reading

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“Something has changed.” At least according to Fr Bryan Massingale. US Catholic piece here. In 2008-15 I served in campus ministry. It felt more alive than the suburban parish I left. Would I notice a lower percentage of Catholic young … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 270: Plowshares

270. I ask Christians who remain hesitant on this point, and those tempted to yield to violence in any form, to keep in mind the words of the book of Isaiah: “They shall beat their swords into plowshares” (2:4). Alas, … Continue reading

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