Thursday, March 05, 2009

2 Corinthians 1:10

From such mortal peril God delivered us; and he will deliver us again, he on whom our hope is fixed. Yes, he will continue to deliver us.

(Revised English Bible)

Cardinal Mahony on Williamson


Williamson "never can be a member" of the Catholic Church? News to me.

As someone noted, wouldn't it be nice if American bishops could get worked up about the holocaust of the unborn, and maybe start excommunicating some prominent "practicing Catholics" who promote abortion?

I'm not fond of the SSPX, and can't condone Williamson's "revision" of history, as some have euphemistically called it. But Cardinal Mahony's rhetoric here verges on the ridiculous. A plague on both their houses.

Monday, March 02, 2009

The cinema

I would see this film, based on Enbrethiliel's excellent review, and good word of mouth from TS, but ... (a) it seems depressing, and (b) I'm not the hugest Eastwood fan.

But I enjoyed reading the review!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

An Orthodox archbishop

Just as Christ has both a divine and a human nature, so has the Church. On its human side the Church is susceptible to errors, weaknesses and failings, but it has consolation in the promise: "I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." (Mt. 16:18)

Archbishop PAUL of Finland, The Faith We Hold (SVS Press, 1980), p. 16

Not to get overly polemical, but the first part of the quoted Scripture is conspicuous by its absence: "Thou art Peter," etc.

Attributed to St Brigid

I would like to have the men of Heaven in my own house:
With vats of good cheer laid out for them.
I would like to have the three Marys, their fame is so great.
I would like people from every corner of Heaven.
I would like them to be cheerful in their drinking,
I would like to have Jesus too here amongst them.
I would like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings,
I would like to be watching Heaven's family, drinking it through all eternity.