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Poor students make for poor teachers…

“Studying fundamental theology is one of the most boring things on earth.” @pontifex to me this morning #reevaluatinglifechoices — Michael Rogers, SJ (@mrogerssj) February 17, 2014 Francis Speaks, Scalfari Transcribes, Brandmüller Shreds As a Church historian, the German cardinal refutes … Continue reading

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“And then things got weird…” #twoPopes #history

“Not knowing exactly what had happened to the Pope, and fearing the worst…the clergy of Rome assembled in August 654, after Martin had been gone for more than a year, and elected as Pope Eugenius I…. During that year, therefore, … Continue reading

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Lest we forget…

Centuries ago the Holy See was asked: 1. whether it is lawful to join Communist Parties or to favour them; 2. whether it is lawful to publish, disseminate, or read books, periodicals, newspapers or leaflets which support the teaching or … Continue reading

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Sacraments are…

…outward signs established by Christ to give grace. Or, as I heard it put today, they are visible signs of inward grace, given by Christ. Words, being key in all of the Sacraments, are also outward, material signs of inward, … Continue reading

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Timing is everything…

“[It is anathema to say that] ‘The Roman Pontiff can, and ought to, reconcile himself, and come to terms with progress, liberalism and modern civilization.’”— Allocution “Jamdudum cernimus,” March 18, 1861. Cited in Syllabus Errorum, Pius IX. Fr. Hunwicke recently … Continue reading

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Words spoken with affection and the best of intentions…

I discovered an interesting entry at Wikipedia today (emphases are mine): The Juche Idea … is a political thesis formed by Kim Il-sung that states that the masses of DPR Korea are the masters of the country’s development. … Unlike … Continue reading

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