First off, many thanks to all of you who wrote to me with words of support. That meant a lot to me and gave me a shot of encouragement that was needed. It has been a rough 10 days or so but I am finally on the mend. In my case Covid was little more
Just a note to my readers to inform you that I have Covid and will be out of commission for a while. I am about five days into the illness and so far my symptoms are not severe or in any way life threatening. Just a lot of fatigue and a constant sinus headache. Nevertheless,
“’Structure,’ which because of its impersonality seems immune to scandal, can become the prime seat of infection.” Hans Urs von Balthasar, (“The Anti-Roman Attitude,” Communio, Winter, 1981, p. 315) Like all modern universities, the one I once worked for (DeSales) had a large number of various committees that on paper were involved in the governance
A Personal Post: Gratitude and Love for Father John Gribowich as He Enters the Abbey of the Genesee.
Many of you are probably not aware that our Catholic Worker farm is co-owned by Father John Gribowich. Father John is a former student of ours from back in the day when we worked at DeSales University. To make a long story short John became a kind of adoptive son to us and has been an integral
“Once upon a time there was a woman, and she was wicked as wicked could be, and she died. And not one good deed was left behind her. The devils took her and threw her into the lake of fire. And her guardian angel stood thinking: what good deed of hers can I remember to
Podcast interview with Larry Chapp and Michael Lofton on the “Reason and Theology” podcast. Topic: Vatican II and its retrieval.”
As I continue working on my next blog post on David Hart’s universalism, I link below my latest interview with Michael Lofton. It was a great conversation I think.
“It is the dogma that is the drama — not beautiful phrases, nor comforting sentiments, nor vague aspirations to loving-kindness and uplift, nor the promise of something nice after death — but the terrifying assertion that the same God who made the world lived in the world and passed through the grave and gate of
Linked below is the interview I taped on August 3rd at the Word on Fire studios in Santa Barbara. And for those of you still waiting for my blog post on David Hart’s book just know that it should be out by the end of the week. Until then…. https://www.wofdigital.org/videos/bishop-barron-presents-larry-chapp-conversations-at-the-crossroads
Linked below is the video cast of the show wherein we discuss, yet again, Traditionis Custodes. I think it is not bad except that for some strange reason I kept pronouncing Summorum Pontificum as Summorum Pontificorum. Sigh. Just one more of my many public humiliations…
“We can only do it for moments at first. But from those moments the new sort of life will be spreading through our system: because now we are letting Him work at the right part of us. It is the difference between paint, which is merely laid on the surface, and a dye or stain
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