Daily Archives: 9 September 2021

Via Pulchritudinis: A Crucial Challenge, part 1

Four paragraphs are under the heading of “A CRUCIAL CHALLENGE.” The first introduces the challenge: The Plenary Assemblies of 2002, “Handing on the Faith at the Heart of Cultures, novo millennio ineunte,” [Cf. Faith and Cultures and 2004, “The Christian Faith at … Continue reading

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MR Prefaces: Common Prefaces

Buried toward the back of the Preface section of the Roman Missal, numbers 72 through 77 of the Order of Mass, are six prefaces which are labelled “Common.” Each of the six is accompanied by a rubric which states: The … Continue reading

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Humanity, Gender, and Language

The NCReg urged study and sharing of Bishop Burbidge’s pastoral letter, which yesterday struck me for some shaky science. Today, I’d like to look at a two-paragraph section on language. Those asserting a transgender identity and/or seeking to “transition” often … Continue reading

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A Snake, Handled

I think reptiles–snakes in particular–get a bad rap. Or is it rep? Amphibians are slimy, but reptiles are warm and dry. Human beings have a thing against things that are different. Two legs good, no legs bad–stuff like that. And … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 272: The Ultimate Foundation

Today, the Holy Father discusses the Ultimate Foiundation: 272. As believers, we are convinced that, without an openness to the Father of all, there will be no solid and stable reasons for an appeal to fraternity. We are certain that … Continue reading

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