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"?
Friday, October 09, 2015
May God call you by name
Pope Francis notes a curious point about the parable of Lazarus and the rich man:
The problem statement, in words of one syllable If you don't know what is, you can't know what ought. But, thanks to the Fall, you can know some of what is and still get the oughts wrong, since there are some things that are whose oughts aren't true oughts.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Is rocky road ice cream paved with gold in Heaven?
A good question was asked this week at RCIA (good in the sense that I've asked it myself): Labels: RCIA
Thursday, October 01, 2015