Much has been made of Francis' joint document with Sheik Ahmad el-Tayeb of al-Azhar fame. That document created sparks in conservative and traditional outlets primarily because of a particular statement: "The pluralism and the diversity of religions, color, sex, race and language are willed by God in his wisdom, through which he created human beings…" … Continue reading Does God will a Multitude of Denominations?
In my previous blog post, I reflected on the fact that a set of policy proposals put forth by a self-identified Catholic (The Family Fun Pack, FFP) ended up further enshrining Liberalism, and represents a sort of fealty to the triumph of the liberal order and its institutions. It makes no effort to roll back … Continue reading Thoughts on the “Family Fun Pack”
A rare foray into poetry... Inches separate life and death Even borders imagined May separate sacred and profane Among rivers of asphalt Even flowers bloom if there be light and water The dull roar from engines, encased in Angled glass and steel, oft Colliding into twisted metal and spilled poisons The rush to possess, to win a race For … Continue reading The Alcove
I learn every single time I attend a Catholic mass or veneration service. Last night I attended a veneration of the cross. Faithful lined up to go up to the front and kiss the cross after a long period of Latin singing while the cross above and statues of Mary and Michael the Archangel were … Continue reading Good Friday
Perhaps the most scandalous thing about God is that he allows human beings such freedom as we possess. He allows man to drift into error. He requires that human beings develop internal accountability. He provides principles and occasionally specific direction, but he leaves so very much in our hands. He forces us to choose between … Continue reading Choice
Three things are too wonderful for me; four I do not understand: the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a serpent on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a virgin. -Proverbs 30:18-19 The pattern of Adam and Eve … Continue reading Adam and Eve