Daily Archives: 8 October 2021

Calling Doctor Irenaeus

The newest Doctor of the Church will be soon announced, and the first one I believe, to significantly predate the classic 8. By at least a century. You can learn about him here. One of his most famous quotes (it … Continue reading

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The Golden Spinning Wheel

Last week, I encountered a classical piece, previously unfamiliar to me. Here’s the performance from BBC Proms two years ago. The story behind it, the fairy tale that is, is here. Like many such European stories, it’s rather gruesome. But, … Continue reading

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Diocese of Rome Synod Address, Part 5, This Broad Embrace

Next in Pope Francis’ address to the Diocese of Rome, he dials back a few chapters to the first structural innovation in the infant Church. How do the apostles further organize leadership and service for growing numbers and the very … Continue reading

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Via Pulchritudinis: The Beauty of the Arts, Specific Pastoral Proposals 1-3

Let’s look at the first three of seven Pastoral Proposals for section III-2 The Beauty of the Arts There is some history with some of these. Some are better ideas than others. Some haven’t been seriously considered. Some initiatives have already … Continue reading

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Reconciliatio et Paenitentia 6: … To the Brother Who Stayed at Home, Part 1

… To the Brother Who Stayed at Home Note that Pope John Paul II spends almost twice as many words on the elder brother than the returnee. I’m not sure many insiders would notice also the ascendancy of the stay-at-home … Continue reading

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