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Lehner, "The Catholic Enlightenment"

This month, Oxford University Press releases “The Catholic Enlightenment: The Forgotten History of a Global Movement” by Ulrich L. Lehner (Marquette University). The publisher’s description follows: 346 more words

Scholarship Roundup

The Humility of Aquinas


When you see any one who desires esteem and honors and avoids contempt, and who, when contradicted or neglected, shows resentment and takes it ill, — you may be sure that such a one, though he were to perform miracles, is very far from perfection, for all his virtue is without foundation. 306 more words

Catholic

O God of Loveliness

Tuus sum ego

O God of loveliness,
O Lord of Heaven above,
How worthy to possess
My heart’s devoted love!
So sweet Thy countenance,
So gracious to behold, 206 more words

Bible

No one goes to Christ but by his Mother?

Following a recommendation of our host, Chalcedon, I got hold of a copy of a book by Mgr Florian Kolfhaus called The School of Mary… 698 more words

Faith

Zacchaeus and the Tower of Babel

Zacchaeus was a rich tax collector who longed to see Christ. His material wealth could not gain him an audience, and his short physical stature prevented him from seeing over the crowd. 150 more words

Bible

Genesis 46-50; Matthew 10

Matthew 10:22 “You will be hated by all because of my name, but whoever endures to the end will be saved.”  It is amazing to me the extent and the vehemence of Christian persecution around the world.  252 more words

Faith

An approach to Ash Wednesday:

It always intrigues me that the ASHES we receive on Ash Wednesday are made by burning palms or olive branches from last year’s Palm Sunday. There is something apt in this: organic matter which was blessed for the purpose of celebrating the coming of Christ into Jerusalem, now reduced to its most basic form. 277 more words

Feasts And Commemorations