Tag Archives: Benedict XVI

Sacred Liturgy Conference 2014

Jon/ October 5, 2014/ Catholicism

This weekend I attended a conference given by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf on the Sacred Liturgy at my home parish, St. John Cantius. I have been visiting his blog off and on for a number of years and find his contributions lucid and full of common sense. If you haven’t yet, take a look: wdtprs.com. I want to give here my interpretation of

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Pontifical Academy of Latin Established

Jon/ November 14, 2012/ Catholicism, Education, Higher Education, Language, Religion

The long and short of it is that the Church's doctrine has always been available in many languages, even during its development in the Roman empire. However, the language which everything has been translated into and used as official was Latin. To not maintain knowledge of this, is to throw away the key to unlocking your past. Apostolic Letter given motu proprio LATINA LINGUA

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Benedict XVI Slams the “Enlightenment” on Easter 2012 and Endorses This Blog

Jon/ April 8, 2012/ Education, Empirical Science, Faith and Reason, Modern Philosophy, News Commentary, Philosophy

So maybe it wasn't an official endorsment but here's part of Pope Benedict XVI's Easter Vigil homily on 07 April 2012, where he hammers home an essential point: Photo from Daylife The darkness that poses a real threat to mankind, after all, is the fact that he can see and investigate tangible material things, but cannot see where the world is going or

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Faith and Science’s Bridge: Philosophy

Jon/ January 26, 2012/ Catholicism, Faith and Reason, Modern Philosophy, News Commentary, Philosophy

The importance of presenting a clear understanding of the relationship between faith and reason is becoming ever more important as there is more confusion, skepticism about knowledge and scientism than every before. The Holy Father is aware of this:  Pope Benedict Creates New Science And Faith Foundation (http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=24126) VATICAN CITY, January 19 (CNA/EWTN News) .- Pope Benedict XVI launched a

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