I’m in the midst of revived efforts to explore modern knowledge of time, space, and matter to create an enriched and enlarged Christian understanding of Creation. My patterns of learning, contemplating, and writing are often interrupted by the horrifying spectacle of the United States decaying at a rapid rate and dragging with it a world … [Read more…]
You’re a moral creature when you live by moral principles, many of them turned into habitual behaviors or at least admired behaviors. To be a moral creature, you have to look outside of yourself to God’s Creation in light of your best take on objective moral truths which are embedded in that Creation. In terms … [Read more…]
On Tuesday, 2010/11/09, I posted an article Engaging the Thought of Pope Benedict: The Promise and Comedy of Modernity commenting on a talk he gave while in Spain to consecrate the basilica of the Sagrada Família in Barcelona, though I mistakenly implied it was in Santiago de Compostela which was his other stop. (I made … [Read more…]
See this for a discussion of Pope Benedict’s speech on 2010/11/07 during his pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. For those who’ve not heard of this place, it’s said by some to be the burial site of St. James the Apostle, brother of St. John the Apostle. The traditions are too recent, Medieval Age, … [Read more…]
From a letter in the Library of America collection of Flannery O’Connor’s works (page 953): To see Christ as God and man is probably no more difficult today than it has always been, even if today there seem to be more reasons to doubt. For you it may be a matter of not being able … [Read more…]
What’s infallible and absolutely true is what God said to Moses and St. Paul, not what they said to us and certainly not what they said to us as filtered through human interpreters and human commentators.