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“The legalization of the termination of pregnancy is none other than the authorization given to an adult, with the approval of an established law, to take the lives of children yet unborn and thus incapable of defending themselves. It is difficult to imagine a more unjust situation, and it is very difficult to speak of obsession in a matter such as this, where we are dealing with a fundamental imperative of every good conscience — the defense of the right to life of an innocent and defenseless human being.”
- St. John Paul II
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“Only one sin is nowadays severely punished: the attentive observance of the traditions of our Fathers. For that reason the good ones are thrown out of their places and brought to the desert.”
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Daily Archives: 8 October 2006
In all the hype about limbo these days, keep some things in mind. When he met with the International theological Commission at the end of their work, Benedict XVI didn’t do two things: he didn’t give them a normal post-meeting … Continue reading
This has come in via Rorate Coeli: Now the magazine of Continental Ultra-progressivism… Golias, the not incredibly popular magazine of French Ultra-progressive Catholic ideals, also publishes, in its current weekly issue, the information that a document on the liberalization of … Continue reading
In the handy volume called Denziger-Schönmetzer (L 5 – pp. 924-5)) there is an appendix on the question of limbo: Here is the text, in Latin (I will add some few abbreviations for clarity): Peccati originalis poena est carentia … Continue reading
The verb inebrio as you might guess means Ã¢â‚¬Å“to make drunk, inebriateÃ¢â‚¬Â. Pasco means, Ã¢â‚¬Å“to pasture, drive to pasture, to feed, attend to the feeding of; nourish; cherish, cultivateÃ¢â‚¬Â and also Ã¢â‚¬Å“feast, gratifyÃ¢â‚¬Â. Many of you will instantly make the connection of this verb with the moment on the shore of the Sea of Galilee when after His resurrection Jesus heals Peters betrayal and gives him his special role by saying: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Feed my lambsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Pasce agnos meosÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ pasce oves measÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ pasce oves measÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â (John 21:15-17). Transeo is, Ã¢â‚¬Å“to go over or across, to cross over, pass over, pass by, passÃ¢â‚¬Â or also Ã¢â‚¬Å“to go or pass over into any thing by transformation, to be changed or transformed into a thing.Ã¢â‚¬Â For example, you might like the proverbial chicken Ã¢â‚¬Å“cross overÃ¢â‚¬Â the road or like the shepherds in Luke 2:15 Ã¢â‚¬Å“go overÃ¢â‚¬Â to Bethlehem to see what had happened. Were you to cross over a river, surely you would get wet and your clothes would be tinged and imbued with water. Anything that passes through dye is certainly tinged. Our souls are tinged and permanently marked with the Christian character when we are baptized. We Ã¢â‚¬Å“transitÃ¢â‚¬Â from old death over to new life. Interestingly, the verb inebrio, according to soberingly thorough Lewis & Short Dictionary can also signify of colors, Ã¢â‚¬Å“to saturateÃ¢â‚¬Â as in amethystum inebriatur Tyrio (cf. naturalist C. Plinius Secundus (Pliny the Eldar +AD 79) 9, 41, 65, Ã‚Â§ 139). Perhaps you will remember that in the WDPTRS column for Post communio the 4th Sunday of Lent when I digressed about the purple dye used in the ancient world made from the murex, a seashell toting critter possessed of a tiny gland producing a purple goo endowed with a marvelous staining quality, the best coming from Tyre. The dye produced from the muricidae tinted the hideously expensive cloth that was eventually the Ã¢â‚¬Å“imperial purpleÃ¢â‚¬Â. The odd little adverb quantenus we saw back on the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time. It means Ã¢â‚¬Å“how far, to what extentÃ¢â‚¬Â and also Ã¢â‚¬Å“whereÃ¢â‚¬Â. The first meaning of the verb percipio is Ã¢â‚¬Å“to take wholly, to seize entirelyÃ¢â‚¬Â and then by extension Ã¢â‚¬Å“to perceive, feel and Ã¢â‚¬Å“to learn, know, conceive, comprehend, understand.Ã¢â‚¬Â The verb sumo, sumpsi, sumptum basically signifies Ã¢â‚¬Å“to take, take up, lay hold of, assumeÃ¢â‚¬Â though by extension it is, Ã¢â‚¬Å“to take for some purpose, i. e. to use, apply, employ, spend, consume.Ã¢â‚¬Â Thus, it can mean Ã¢â‚¬Å“consume, eatÃ¢â‚¬Â. Continue reading