On the Creation of the Universe: God is Not Greater, Nor Happier, For Having Created the Universe

We're back to Bossuet, starting another series of Elevations on the Mysteries, III, 1: Collecting my thoughts in myself, only seeing in me sin, imperfection and nothingness, I see in the same time, above me, a happy and perfect nature: and I say to him in myself with the Psalmist: You are my God, you …

Daniel-Rops on the One God

From his Sacred History:  Moses is, in the Hebrew religious history, the man who revealed the name of God.  In the encounter of the burning bush, he had exclaimed, "Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they …

Sometimes It Pays to Give Your Professor a Little Attention

I've been forced to broaden my horizons in my PhD pursuit.  That's because, although I've done coding since I was eighteen, I've had to acquire a deeper understanding for two things: linear algebra and numerical methods.  It's no understatement to say that both of these are at the core of the advances wrought by computerisation, …

The Assault on Christians Wasn't Supposed to Happen This Fast

Back in 2006, before the accession of the current Occupant, I began to write a little novel entitled The Ten Weeks.  It describes, among other things, the result of a democratically elected left-wing government and how it, using the sexual revolution as one of its weapons (and mob action as another), took progressive power in …

Duck and Cover Catholicism? Maybe, Maybe Not.

R.R. Reno at First Things isn't happy: Some months ago, I predicted that Catholicism in America would basically accommodate itself to whatever sexual regime dominates our society. The accommodation won't be explicit. The Church won't endorse homosexuality or gay marriage. Instead, the bishops will step aside, avoid controversy, and just stop talking about things that carry …

What You're Supposed to Sing on Easter Sunday

Nothing Baptistic on this blog: (Don't ask me why, they don't allow embedding on this video, but you can click to go to it on YouTube anyway). The lyrics are very old, going back to the end of the Western Roman Empire.  The tune is by Ralph Vaughan Williams. One of the advantages of this …

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