Sometimes I like to post lighter fare on a Friday. But today, I am so moved, so overwhelmed and thunderstruck with awe, that I must share this quote. Honestly, folks, I’m gobsmacked. I’m all at sixes and sevens.
We once thought that the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and the Family was pretty nifty. HAH! We had no idea what potential it had.
Then came Francis and Co.
At last they’ve purged of all traces of rigidity and the psychological problems behind traditional things and rules. They’ve banished John Paul II’s legacy, except part of the name of the place. Gotta be patient. They are sooo wise.
Now a new staff is in place, including the new President of the JPII 2.o Perangelo Sequeri.
Sequeri has offered some thoughts for the opening of the new academic year. HERE
Ready? Put down your drink and get ready to be awestruck.
“The recomposition of the thought and practice of faith with the global covenant of man and woman is now, with all evidence, a planetary theological space for the epochal remodelling of the Christian form; and for the reconciliation of the human creature with the beauty of faith. Put in simpler terms, through the overcoming of every intellectualistic division between theology and the pastoral, spirituality and life, consciousness and love, one treats of rendering this evidence persuasive for everyone: knowing the faith bodes well for the men and women of our time.”
Really, amazing. No? The profundity of it all. The sheer depth. I’m speechless.
It’s even better in Italian.
I’m reminded of the scene in That Hideous Strength when during the banquet the agents of N.I.C.E. wind up speaking in jibber-jabber.
Can someone at JPII 2.0 please release the bear?