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Accept that the world is accepted…

“[T]here is a temptation to seek God in the past or in a possible future. God is certainly in the past because we can see the footprints. And God is also in the future as a promise. But the ‘concrete’ … Continue reading

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Extra communitatem nulla salvatione?

[After reading this, please refer to the follow-up post here.] “The underlying principle [of Americanism] is that, in order to more easily attract those who differ from her, the Church should shape her teachings more in accord with the spirit … Continue reading

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Let a hundred flowers bloom…

“4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty to God unto the pulling down of fortifications, destroying counsels, 5 And every height that exhalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every understanding … Continue reading

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Like a sore thumb…

“[1] I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship [την λογικην λατρειαν / ten logiken latreia]. [2] Do not be conformed to this … Continue reading

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Breathe it in…

[UPDATE: I added an appendix to this post the next day, in red, below.] “21 Folly is joy to the fool: and the wise man maketh straight his steps.  22 Designs are brought to nothing where there is no counsel: but where … Continue reading

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From the Res Ipsa Loquitur Files…

No one can say for sure where this papacy is headed, though we can say with total confidence in the Lord where it is not headed (cf. Mt 16:16-19). Consider the following data: A hitchhiker’s guide to the popemobile – Posted … Continue reading

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Up to bat for Pope Francis…

[Go here for a follow-up to this piece.] Who, me? Yes. This evening a friend mentioned some comments in the Holy Father’s recent Epiphany homily, which he found very unsettling: “One aspect of the light which guides us on the … Continue reading

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I like theology…

Enjoy this light-hearted review of the recent post about “adding more beans to the water” of Pope Francis’s preaching. (Meanwhile, make it at least four times now that I’ve been accused of being a minion of Satan for airing out … Continue reading

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These are the woids you’ve been looking for!

[The following May 16 passage is based on my translation of the Spanish, not the least because the “official” Zenit report includes not a word of the pertinent claims. As such, my translation is subject to ongoing future revisions… All … Continue reading

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Day 7 of the Christmas Novena…

Opening Prayer: ———————- V. O God, come to my assistance. R. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father… Our Father… ———————- Day 7 The Presentation. O most sweet infant Jesus, presented in the temple by … Continue reading

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All righty, then!

“The church is not a refuge for sad people, the church is a house of joy… [and] when a Christian becomes sad, it means he has strayed from Jesus. … However, great are our limits and our dismay, we are … Continue reading

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POPE ALL THE THINGS!

We finally made it to the big leagues!!! I finally belong to the popular crowd!* mtvU’s 2013 Man & Woman of the Year!  12.10.2013  by mtvU. In a year filled with students speaking out on a wide range of issues, Pope Francis and Lorde took … Continue reading

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An open letter to those on the ledge…

[A few hours after posting this, I made a few minor revisions. I also recommend this comment by Dale.] “6 Give strong drink to anyone who is perishing, and wine to the embittered; 7 When they drink, they will forget … Continue reading

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Updates from the outermost frontiers…

…of madness and joy. My students reminded me of this: Because love. And I thought of this: It’s going around. This is the theme music for John Zmirak’s diddy: Super-hyper-over-uber-ultramontanistic. Any pope who’s ever reigned’s a saintly scholar-mystic, And every … Continue reading

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The ball is still in play…

“There is today … a growing confusion which leads many to leave the missionary command of the Lord unheard and ineffective (cf. Mt 28:19). Often it is maintained that any attempt to convince others on religious matters is a limitation of their … Continue reading

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