Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Article about the purpose of the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. The bottom line:
The fact that the sacrament is intended to provide “great confidence in the divine mercy” and help to “bear the trials and hardships of sickness” suggests one is dealing with a truly grave illness that at least potentially could lead to death, even if death does not occur.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
George Weigel on the Catholic origins of religious liberty, especially in the United States.
From Thomas Aquinas to Robert Bellarmine to the Anglican divine Richard Hooker; then from Hooker to John Locke to Thomas Jefferson: That’s one plausible intellectual roadmap to the Declaration and the First Amendment.