Daily Archives: 11 October 2021

It Is Now Only Dawn

From St John XXIII’s opening address to the Second Vatican Council, 59 years ago today: The Council now beginning rises in the Church like daybreak, a forerunner of most splendid light. It is now only dawn. And already at this … Continue reading

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Diocese of Rome Synod Address, Part 8, It Seemed Good

The weekend’s synod-opening speech has moved forward in the news feeds of a few interested Catholics. But next in Pope Francis’ address to the Diocese of Rome last month, the introduction to the letter to Gentile believers in Acts 15:23b-29 … Continue reading

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Fruits of Founders

I noticed on cruxonline, a note about “Scandal-ridden Legionaries of Christ named in Pandora Papers.” A social media friend suggested fire, demolition, and salt for the order founded by an acknowledged criminal and grave sinner. As the linked article confirms, … Continue reading

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Strange Teaching

Sure as anything, a US Democrat goes to Rome and the wolves at the door begin howling. It used to be a quiet neighborhood, but that was so long ago. I did notice a Texas bishop weigh in on the … Continue reading

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Via Pulchritudinis: On The Pathway towards the Beauty of Christ, Part 1

In part 3 we are considering The Beauty of Christ, Model and Prototype of Christian Holiness. In part A) we find ourselves On the Pathway towards the Beauty of Christ. The absolutely original and singular beauty of Christ, model of … Continue reading

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Reconciliatio et Paenitentia 7: At the Sources of Reconciliation

Chapter Two discusses “At The Sources of Reconciliation.” With Pope John Paul II, we’ll hit three topics: In the Light of Christ the Reconciler The Reconciling Church The Reconciled Church Let’s begin with the first: As we deduce from the … Continue reading

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Columbus In Chains

Image credit: By US Post Office – US Post Office, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10180004 From the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum: (T)he Spanish court received so many complaints of administrative misconduct that Spain sent Admiral Don Francisco de Bobadilla to investigate. The … Continue reading

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