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Monthly Archives: February 2006
This is from one of my favorite sites: spaceweather.com What we see is a transit across the face of the moon by the International Space Station (ISS) … Continue reading
Beams of light on the Feast of the Cathedra. Continue reading
Commercium is a loaded word. It means “exchange”. It has a theological, not a mercantile sense, of course. Bread and wine were chosen by God, from all gifts He gave us, to be transformed into His Body and Blood. We chose from among those gifts of bread and wine, those concrete gifts which we offered at this particular Mass. They were a symbol of something from to be offered ourselves, to be returned to the one who gave them. God accepted them, and transformed them through His Spirit into the Body and Blood of Christ. Then gave them back to us, so that we, through them might be transformed more and more into what they are. This is an amazing interchange of gifts, God always having logical prioroty over the giving and the given. Thus, in the process, we are united to God and each other in a marvelous sacred “exchange”. Continue reading
I am delighted that the great Bishop Joseph Ze-kiun Zen (Ã©â„¢Â³Ã¦â€”Â¥Ã¥Ââ€ºÃ¤Â¸Â»Ã¦â€¢â„¢) bishop of Hong Kong and a great fighter for human rights has been named Cardinal by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI during His Holiness’ General Audience just a few minutes ago. I am thrilled. Continue reading
Early in the morning on the Feast of the Cathedra of St. Peter, 2006. Continue reading
“For if it should reach the common people that God is asserted to be impotent in some respect (which is a wicked thing to say), the unschooled masses would instantly be confused and the Christian faith would be upset, not without grave danger to souls.” Continue reading
I tip my biretta to the Laudator temporis acti over at his blog called, coincidently Laudator Temporis Acti for a great post on Danish cartoons. Continue reading
“For he who sings praise, does not only praise, but also praises joyfully; he who sings praise, not only sings, but also loves Him whom he is singing about/to/for. There is a praise-filled public proclamation (praedicatio) in the praise of someone who is confessing/acknowledging (God), in the song of the lover (there is) love.” Continue reading
The language of Latin prayers is quite different from our ordinary speech these days. One of the things you will notice right away is that it is Ã¢â‚¬Å“courtlyÃ¢â‚¬Â: the language immediately differentiates between the addressee and the speaker. The incomparable Lewis & Short Dictionary reveals that our term maiestas means Ã¢â‚¬Å“greatness, grandeur, dignity, majestyÃ¢â‚¬Â and furthermore it is used Ã¢â‚¬Å“of the gods; also the condition of men in high station, as kings, consuls, senators, knights, etc., and, in republican states, especially frequently of the peopleÃ¢â‚¬Â. One of the greatest crimes in ancient Rome was to harm or diminish the maiestas of the people, high treason: majestatem minuere or laedereÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ laesa maiestas. In English we use the French version, Ã¢â‚¬Å“lese-majestÃƒÂ©Ã¢â‚¬Â. Continue reading
By our baptism and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, we can be admitted to Holy Communion. It is by our baptism that we are enabled to participate at Mass with Ã¢â‚¬Å“full, conscious, and activeÃ¢â‚¬Â participation, with what I call Ã¢â‚¬Å“active receptivityÃ¢â‚¬Â. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Active participationÃ¢â‚¬Â reaches its perfection in a good Holy Communion. Communion, however, is never to be isolated from the rest of our lives. Continue reading