Daily Archives: 3 November 2021

When Whales Walked

PBS continues to make amazing science films. One of the best recent ones looks at evolution in the fossil record, including how the title animals developed from wolf-like swimmers on an Asian seashore to deep ocean dwellers larger than the … Continue reading

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By The November Stream

Some people like the peak colors of Fall. And these are certainly nice. I remember finding a leaf when I was a young boy that reminded me of an old map of Mars with red and yellow and green in … Continue reading

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CDWDS Decree on Magnum Principium 21: Faithfulness To The Latin Text

Something obvious: one of the three faithfulness judgments for a liturgical book is a check with the Latin original.¬† 21. Faithfulness above all to the original text, i.e. in Latin, found in the typical liturgical books of the Roman Rite. … Continue reading

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“I Can Help”

“You didn’t really want to scale the cliffs of Yosemite, did you?” I guess not.

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Reconciliatio et Paenitentia 15: Division

Division Between (Sisters and) Brothers 15. In the biblical narratives mentioned above, (our) rupture with God leads tragically to divisions between (sisters and) brothers. In the description of the “first sin,” the rupture with Yahweh simultaneously breaks the bond of … Continue reading

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