Sunday, October 19, 2014
"You Follow Me"
Julie Davis at Happy Catholic quotes St. Katharine Drexel:
"Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, ..."
"... and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses."
For years, I've used the term "idiot" to mean "someone who doesn't know that he doesn't know what he's talking about." In that sense, calling someone an idiot isn't [necessarily] an insult, it's an assertion of an empirical fact. Like the word "liar", "idiot" used this way categorizes behavior, not persons. (Though, like "liar," the habit of idiocy can weaken that distinction.)
Saturday, October 18, 2014
There's no pleasing some people
For years, they make fun of the way the Church uses the words "ordinary" and "extraordinary."
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Not reality. Actuality.
I've just checked, and it's been more than six years since we've heard from Bishop Booster and Monsignor Reeves. They were born of the vision, in the years after the Scandal broke, of the USCCB as the Drones Club, filled with privileged bachelors who were generally good hearted but mentally negligible and seemed always to get themselves into the most implausible soup.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Msgr. Pope writes about the risk that the law gradualism will become a gradualism of law, particularly in an environment of pervasive universalism.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Monday, October 06, 2014
Lesson for the catechist
Someone in RCIA mentioned the common misconception of Jesus as someone who simply loves everyone uncritically. One of the catechists replied that, while the Gospels do tell of Jesus spending time with sinners, in no case does He leave a sinner thinking the sin was okay. Labels: RCIA
Saturday, October 04, 2014
The name of "Jesus"