Saturday, November 07, 2015
Lending a hand
At RCIA last week, it was observed that it's kind of hard to know how to get to know Jesus, when He's not here physically to see and hear and touch. I proposed this allegory (it's too convoluted to be a metaphor): Labels: RCIA
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Mark Shea has a post today on the question of whether "forgetting completes the Christian process of forgiveness." We know we are to forgive, but are we to forgive and forget?
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Zippy Catholic comments on my previous post:
Friday, October 30, 2015
Every old parameter is new again
In an interview with David Gibson, Cardinal Wuerl expressed hope that the recent Synod "set some new parameters in the conversation," specifically:
"Sir: Ross Douthat is a poopyhead. Respectfully, the American Catholic Academic Community"
If "professional qualifications for writing about the subject" are consistent with signing the Clown Letter Contra Douthat, so much the worse for professional qualifications.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
He is who we thought he was
I'm cool with Pope Francis, and what interest I had in the Synod was driven by curiosity, not concern. Reading Pope Francis's concluding speech in that light, I thought it was excellent in what it said about the place of divine mercy in the Gospel and the need for sound doctrine expressed in comprehensible ways.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Which is to say,
The glazed look simply gives way to sleep
Fascinating reading, both chatty and insightful, from Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane on the on-going Synod.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
You say there "are two main ways" to do something, Fr. Martin? And that you might could call them the "John the Baptist method" and the "Jesus method"?