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Ignorance is bliss…

“Forward, the Light Brigade!” Was there a man dismay’d? Not tho’ the soldier knew Someone had blunder’d: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die: Into the valley of Death Rode the … Continue reading

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Protected: Pope Icarus alights…

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Beware sustained exposure to ambiguidium…

“Vatican II was a re-reading of the Gospel in light of contemporary culture…. Vatican II produced a renewal movement that simply comes from the same Gospel. Its fruits are enormous. Just recall the liturgy. The work of liturgical reform has … Continue reading

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Cult of personality?

Whatever do you mean? “People seem to have no need of us, everything we do seems pointless. Yet we learn from the Word of the Lord that this seed alone transforms the earth ever anew and opens it to true … Continue reading

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On the mysticism of ordinary words…

…and mystification by way of extraordinary verbiage. “[E]vil always takes advantage of ambiguity.” — G. K. Chesterton, Eugenics and Other Evils, Chapter 1 (1917) Speaking of painful ironies, I recently received the following tweet from a published historian of science … Continue reading

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Insolite dictu…

…or however you say “strange to report” in Latin. Recall: “And then a thing that is really important for me: community. I was always looking for a community. I did not see myself as a priest on my own. I … Continue reading

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This is why we can’t have nice things…

One can tolerate only so much comic relief. Not that most people need to have this clarified, but in the interest of transparency, let me make clear that the following is the kind of comment–especially when it caps off a … Continue reading

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