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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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"One of the most dangerous errors is that civilization is automatically bound to increase and spread. The lesson of history is the opposite; civilization is a rarity, attained with difficulty and easily lost. The normal state of humanity is barbarism, just as the normal surface of the planet is salt water. Land looms large in our imagination and civilization in history books, only because sea and savagery are to us less interesting."
- C.S. Lewis
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This morning I was back in the library for another round. I think one more morning out to do it for me.
Meanwhile, on my way to meet folks for lunch I went by a favorite bookstore. You … Continue reading
I am in Rome for some research. Happily I’ll meet with friends too.
Last night we went for some supper… as one does.
A view during the stroll home.
This morning I walked by two of the famous “Talking Statues”.
A … Continue reading
I’m on my way to FCO from ORY.
This afternoon, Mass at SS. Trinità and then a serious Roman supper.
Then the work begins.
Traffic was chaos at the Porta Capena and there is a demonstration at P.za Santi Apostoli… situation normal. … Continue reading
This morning took us to Saint Etienne-du-mont to visit the church and venerate the tomb (alas, missing most of its borrower), St. Genevieve.
Here you will also find the grave of Pascal and of Racine.
Who wants to do the perfect, and … Continue reading
I’ve barely been online all day. What a change.
Today we went to Chartres.
I have great memories of this place, which intimately tied with my personal history.
Great controversy surrounds the cleaning of the interior.
People will ask me what I think….
I’ve already … Continue reading
The flight was uneventful and on time. I used the wonderful Uber to get from the airport to town for only €35.
We had variations on “surf and turf” starting with terrine and snails.
On to sole meunière and steak tartare.
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I’m off to do some research on a couple topics.
It’s sort of weird to have been 19/52 on the upgrade list. But the plane is jammed with roadwarriors. I … Continue reading
I get interesting voice mail.
Remember, I don’t call back, but I listen to it.
To the woman in South Africa: Unfortunately, I couldn’t understand most of what you said, because of the poor audio quality the voice mail. It sounds like … Continue reading
It’s spring, and time for a Supper For The Promotion of Clericalism, in other words, no lay people allowed. I am in favor of clericalism… the way I define it. HERE
In less provocative terms, I’m having 7 priests over for … Continue reading
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I was just at a “seminar” that took place in a catholic church this past weekend and I knew right away that I was in the wrong place (thus the lower case c) when the parish priest introduced … Continue reading