Tag Archives: Henri de Lubac

Enthusiastically Ecclesisatic…

“For myself,” said Origen, “I desire to be truly ecclesiastic.” He thought – and rightly – that there was no other way of being a Christian in the full sense. And anyone who is possessed by a similar desire will … Continue reading

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False Prophets

“A false prophet is not one who predicts false things, but one whose guiding principle is not true … one who fondles the spirit of the age…. He takes up the cause of generous ideas just when these are beginning … Continue reading

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From the archives: Just Before Entering Holy Week

Just before entering into the spirit of Holy Week, however, I am prompted by a piece about the retrofitting of the Lord’s Prayer by a group calling itself the “Non-Theistic Liturgy Resources Working Group” at St. Stephen’s College in Edmonton, … Continue reading

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A Thirst for Communion

  “The story is told of a priest who, shortly after apostatizing, said to a visitor who was about to congratulate him: ‘From now onward I am no more than a philosopher – in other words, a man alone.’ It … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts to Ponder…

Before he became Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Ratzinger summarized something written by the French mystic and Jewish writer Simone Weil… “People recognize the good only when they themselves do it. They recognize the evil only when they do not do … Continue reading

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The Crutch of Disbelief

Many people believe either that Christianity is nonsense or that any form of it that would be recognizable to the Christians of the past is too out of step with the age and too politically dangerous to be tolerated. They … Continue reading

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The Obedience of Faith

“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:21 That, it seems to me, is the synoptic analogue for Paul’s references to “the obedience of faith” in his Letter to the Romans (1:5; 16:26). As for the … Continue reading

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The anguish of Pascal

“If we want to understand the anguish of Pascal, let us make an effort to recall the critical situation created at that time for the Christian Faith by the new orientation of the human mind. Many, within the Church, suspected … Continue reading

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Liberation of man…social emancipation

For those who speak of being on the right or wrong side of history — that old Hegelian-Marxist axiom — the renown French theologian has a reminder: “‘Liberation of man,’ understood as a social emancipation, is a human undertaking which, … Continue reading

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The Human Problem…

“Without God, without this personal and transcendent God in the world, this Spirit and Father God, who reveals himself first to Abraham, to Moses and to the prophets and who is made definitively manifest in Jesus, this God of the … Continue reading

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