The Creation of Men and Angels: The dominion of God expressed in that of the soul over the body

This is one in a series from Bossuet’s Elevations on the Mysteries. The previous post is here. More information on the Bossuet Project is here. The dominion of God expressed in that of the soul over the body We spend all our lives in continual miracles that we do not even notice. I have a …

The Similarity Between the Change of an American President and a Roman Emperor

In the midst of the current upheaval, an interesting observation from Peter Salway's Roman Britain (Oxford History of England).  In his discussion of the relationship between the Roman Emperor and his provincial governors, he says the following: It is easy to become so absorbed in the career of the hundreds of individuals whose appointments are …

Empower the Laity? Don't Hold Your Breath

The Church of England takes a crack at it: A LONG-AWAITED report on lay leadership in the Church of England, published last week, has set out to “empower, liberate and disciple” the laity — not in churches, but in schools, workplaces, gyms, shops, fields, and factories. It is to be presented to the General Synod …

The Creation of Men and Angels: The dominion of man over himself

This is one in a series from Bossuet’s Elevations on the Mysteries. The previous post is here. More information on the Bossuet Project is here. "Let us make man in our image and likeness, so that he orders the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the animals and all the earth, and …

The Creation of Men and Angels: Second distinction of the creation of man in these words: In our image and likeness, and The image of the Trinity in the rational soul

This is one in a series from Bossuet’s Elevations on the Mysteries. The previous post is here. More information on the Bossuet Project is here. Second distinction of the creation of man in these words: In our image and likeness. Let us make man in our image and likeness. At these admirable words, raise yourself …

David Peterman and the Hard Choices of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal

In the midst of all the excitement we have these days, I have a few commemorations of my own.  This month is the fortieth anniversary of entering into the full-time workforce, when I started my brief time working at Texas Instruments in Dallas.   (And yes, a new President then, in that case Jimmy Carter, made …

The Creation of Men and Angels: Creation of man, and On the singularity of the creation of man. First singularity in these words: Let us make man

This is one in a series from Bossuet’s Elevations on the Mysteries. The previous post is here. More information on the Bossuet Project is here. Creation of man "You have lowered him slightly below the angel; you crowned him with glory and honor, and you have appointed to him all the works of your hands.” …

The Jewish Club Pans Barack Obama's Membership

The soon to be former President finds out that a slice of exclusive American history has consequences: It was founded more than century ago as a refuge for Jewish American golfers being discriminated against, but now a Maryland country club is facing its own exclusion row over whether to admit Barack Obama. Several members at …

The Creation of Men and Angels: Perseverance and bliss of the holy angels

This is one in a series from Bossuet’s Elevations on the Mysteries. The previous post is here. More information on the Bossuet Project is here. "There was a great war in heaven, Michael and his angels against the dragon and his angels: the dragon and his angels fought, and their strength failed them," and they …

National Cathedral Doesn't Really Want to Participate in the Inauguration? Let Bethesda Handle It!

They're getting nervous over at the National Cathedral: The Episcopal cathedral is garnering criticism from some Episcopalians – including within the Episcopal Diocese of Washington – for hosting a regular interfaith prayer service as part of festivities marking the U.S. Presidential Inauguration, and for agreeing to send its boys choir to perform at the Inauguration …

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