Daily Archives: 25 September 2021

Via Pulchritudinis: The Beauty of Creation

Our initial look at part III, section 1, “The Beauty of Creation.”┬ácites the late Old Testament book of Wisdom: Scripture underlines the symbolic value of the beauty of the world which surrounds us: “Yes naturally stupid are all (people) who … Continue reading

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Different, Not Outside

Audrey Assad’s interview in the NCRep struck me. Almost the same hour a friend in ministry reported her pastor (a pro-Trump anti-vaxxer) refused a visit from his own bishop, leaving the man at the unanswered door. The fear of new … Continue reading

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Reconciliatio et Paenitentia 2: A Shattered World, Part 1

In looking at the phenomenon of sin and division, John Paul II begins with a gaze into A Shattered World. If we glance back at 1984, we’ll find the synod and the pope of 37 years ago noticing much the … Continue reading

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