Saturday, February 21, 2015
Quotations from St. Teresa of Avila's The Way of Perfection
A timeless question:
Monday, February 02, 2015
When is a fact untrue?
In his homily on Sunday's Gospel, the transitional deacon preached about the deceptions of demons. They're so slippery they can't even keep their pronouns straight.
Sunday, February 01, 2015
The teacher appears
We're going through the parts of the Mass in RCIA class now. Participation in the work of God, dual character as sacrifice and meal, proper disposition for fruitful reception of a sacrament, foreshadowing in the Old Testament, looking forward to the Eternal Wedding Banquet, all that sort of thing. Labels: RCIA
Friday, January 16, 2015
Not exactly subito, but Santo! Hot dog! Bl. Junipero will (Deo volente) become St. Junipero.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
We haven't reached disagreement about torture yet
Mark Shea writes about "more wearying attempts to avoid the bleeding obvious" about the CIA enhanced interrogation program. It could also be called the same wearying attempt that's been repeated over and over for a dozen years.
Sunday, January 04, 2015
"I observe in God a sincere desire to save you, but I find in you a decided inclination to be damned."
I came across this sermon by St. Leonard of Port Maurice, in which he argues two points:
Friday, January 02, 2015
The triumph of the merely therapeutic
The Gospel is sometimes pitched for its therapeutic value. Jesus is good for what ails you, spiritually, emotionally, physically.