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Tag: Scripture

Virtuous Pagans

Central to true religion is a certain response to life and to God which pagans can have and which Catholics can lose.

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Atheists’ Theism?

A remark of Brahms concerning his Violin Concerto shows that even without the Catholic Faith a man can appreciate God’s objective order.

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Peril Eternal

For any human being to achieve eternal salvation may be a hazardous undertaking, but free choices greatly increase or decrease the hazards.

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Cassocks Weighed

Galatians I, 8–9 demonstrates the ultimate primacy of Truth over Authority. Cassocks may need to be weighed if they risk being found wanting.

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Sick Claims

People who claim that Shakespeare belonged to the Lavender Brigade cannot understand what they are reading, notably Sonnet 20.

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Motu Proprio – I

To a doubting French journalist the author of “Eleison Comments” expresses confidence that the imminent Motu Proprio will do much good.

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Motu Proprio – II

Indeed, it both declares that the Tridentine Mass was never banned, and permits Latin rite priests to use it, whenever and wherever.

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The Cinema

By overloading our eyes and ears, said Kafka, the cinema overwhelms our minds. Minds being overwhelmed means that lies triumph.

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“Pascendi” – I

In his outstanding Encyclical of 100 years ago, Pius X nailed the deadly error of modern times: minds’ independence from their object.

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