Tag Archives: Henri de Lubac

Social Agitation and Spiritual Upheavals

Writing of the cultural and spiritual situation at the beginning of the last century, Henri de Lubac has aptly captured our present situation: “In the misleading calm that marked the last years of the liberal period, before the era of … Continue reading

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Reactionary

The Catholic theologian Henri de Lubac was no reactionary. Quite the contrary, he was a man of great learning and heartfelt sympathy for those caught in the turmoil of history. In one instance, however, he was reactionary: “In examining this … Continue reading

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Henri de Lubac

“Even in these times of intoxication mingled with anxiety, amidst the most pressing necessities, it is the role of the Christian, a man among his brother men, buoyed up by the same aspirations and cast down by the same anxieties, … Continue reading

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Henri de Lubac

All has taken place as if the normal domain of man, even the believing man, were the secular domain; as if it were understood in advance that, in order to interest men seriously, it was necessary to speak to them … Continue reading

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Election Day Thoughts

“Cultures are constituted by the union of the living and the dead in rituals of living memory. Never before … has the authority of the past been sacrificed with a more conscious effort of forgetfulness. Forgetfulness is now the curricular … Continue reading

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Keeping Faith & Breaking Ground Episode 3: Nothing Remains Intact Without Effort

It is not safe to entrust a doctrinal treasure to the passivity of memory. Intelligence must play a part in its conservation, rediscovering it, so to speak, in the process. Fr. Henri de Lubac, S.J. Recorded in August 2009 at … Continue reading

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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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