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Truth & Authority: Dante’s Paradiso Canto XXIX

  Beatrice instructs Dante on the Gospel and how it has been preached to the world: They do not count what blood and agony planted it in the world, nor Heaven’s pleasure in those who search it in humility. Paradiso … Continue reading

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A Sunday morning thought . . .

The great French theologian, Henri de Lubac, insisted that Christianity is deeply paradoxical. Here’s one of the paradoxes from an early twentieth century German theologian:   “No human authority, no extraneous personality, may stand between Christ and the believing subject. … Continue reading

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A Sunday thought

“Such men as surrender religiously to the Church in its holiness and obey it humbly in its authority share in the Church’s freedom in full measure; for in their life the Divine Spirit lives and works, and where the Spirit … Continue reading

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Self Confidence

“Self-confidence is inseparable from submission to the creedal order, and through that order, to the supreme authority expressed in that order. … Deep individualism cannot exist except in relation to the highest authority. No inner discipline can operate without a … Continue reading

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