New Quote Day!

“We must reimmerse ourselves in the Sacred Tradition of the Church. … Israel’s story must become our story. Israel’s prophets, our prophets. Israel’s sins, our sins. Israel’s redemption, our redemption. Our knowledge of God is not abstract and philosophical. It is particular and historical. We believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob–not the god of the philosophers and certainly not the deities of the heathen. It is this God of Israel who has become incarnate in his Son, Jesus, son of Mary. But our reading of the Scriptures must also be accompanied by our reading of the Church Fathers. We must read Exodus and Romans with Athanasius, Basil, and Augustine. The Fathers teach us how to comprehend the Scriptures. They initiate us into the grammatical structure of the catholic faith.

The Pontificator (31 Oct 2004)

“The Scriptures are the Tradition. The Bible lives only within Tradition and Tradition lives not without the Bible.”

— Elliam Fakespeare

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About The Codgitator (a cadgertator)

Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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