Category Archives: Aquinas

A Confusion about the Common Good

In the not too distant future, I am hoping that someone much brighter than I will perform the heavy philosophical lifting that it will take to state precisely what is wrong with the current approach that our Church is taking … Continue reading

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Why Would Anyone Eat Locusts and Wild Honey?

Wearing a camel-hair garment and a leather belt is one thing but eating locusts and wild honey is another! I don’t suppose John the Baptist was wearing the camel hair garment that I am familiar with – although I think … Continue reading

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Concerning the ill-advised changes to the Lord’s Prayer. Lionandox meets “The Catholic Current”

In light of the recent ill-advised yet “approved” inept translations/changes to the Lord’s Prayer (and the Gloria) by the Holy See for both French and Italian Catholics…what else can one do but argue for accurate translations on the radio with … Continue reading

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What does ‘On Earth As It Is In Heaven’ mean?

Punctuation can often be misleading, especially when translators are faced with punctuating a text which has no punctuation. And so when we read the Lord’s Prayer in the Gospel of Saint Matthew we are perhaps accustomed to reading the first … Continue reading

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Three Ways We Should Read Sacred Scripture

In scene two of the third Act of Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence cautions Romeo, Wisely and Slow, they stumble that run fast. Now, even those who have not read the play can guess that Romeo probably did not take … Continue reading

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Slow down, you move too fast!

The lazy hazy days of summer are here and I can’t think of more appropriate advice to give anyone than that which Friar Laurence gave to Romeo: ROMEO O, let us hence; I stand on sudden haste. FRIAR LAURENCE Wisely … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer: What Does “Lead Us Not Into Temptation” Mean?

Well… I tried explaining this very thing back in 2017 but as a seasoned teacher, I know the importance of repetition. More than most, I know that, “Repetitio est mater memoriae!” Additionally, (and thankfully!) we classical teachers are an extremely patient … Continue reading

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“’Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall.”: Why we are Tempted

Saint Luke begins the story about Our Lord’s temptation in the desert saying, [1] And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the desert, [2] For the space of forty days; and … Continue reading

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The Sun Shall be Darkened: First Sunday of Advent.

No one can hear the Gospel for the First Sunday of Advent without feeling at least a twinge of dread. I mean, Yikes! People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world. Our Lord undoubtedly meant to … Continue reading

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Can a True American Celebrate Christ the King Sunday?

Can we all just admit it? The chief disadvantage of living in the “greatest nation on God’s green earth” is that we Americans find it just a little tougher to sympathize with and even celebrate Monarchy. I mean, wouldn’t we … Continue reading

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