The Latin phrase does not actually translate as anything close to the idiomatic American phrase “Quit making mountains out of molehills”. However, that is a plausible rendering of the sense of the phrase. My pleasure, sir.
The Church teaches that the Church is not about politics. The Church proclaims its political neutrality.
Yet the Church is widely perceived as a right-wing organization.
To the question, “Why does the Church seem to be right-wing”, the usual answer offered in the Bloggernacle is that the Church leaders are old, right-wing men.
Because I believe the Church is sincere in its pronouncements, I propose an alternate hypothesis.
On August 15, 1942, an American fighter pilot named Bill Warden bailed out of his crippled aircraft near the western end of Guadalcanal, which at the time was controlled by the Japanese. He was rescued by coast watcher Leif Schroeder, who took him to Father Emery de Klerk, a Dutch Catholic missionary. de Klerk took the considerable risk of giving Warden refuge and medical care. (more…)
This article names some of the rubes trying to do so. Unsurprisingly, many are from what passes for our artistic elite.
Including the subjective experience of consciousness, it would seem.
Christmas is fundamentally a family holiday. We should celebrate the Christ child, but we don’t need to be lugubrious about it. We don’t need to suppress family fun because the family is in the image of the Holy Family and pleasing to God. Your family relation is part of the deep spiritual core of Christmas, as two overlooked passages of Christmas scripture show. (more…)
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The words were not Lincoln’s. They predated him by almost five centuries.
Which doesn’t make the Gettysburg Address any less marvellous. Quite the contrary.