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Allegory (n): A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.From The Liturgical Year, by Dom Gueranger, on Transfiguration Sunday:The subject offered to our consideration, on this Second Sunday, is one of the utmost importance for the holy Season.
What does artificial contraception–the modern practice of using technology to defeat the procreative tendency of sexual intercourse–have to do with jousting–the medieval practice of fighting for fun and glory–and with dueling–the medieval and early modern practice of trying to kill a man to prove one’s honor?
Fr. Edward Richard, the moral theologian late of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in Saint Louis, had a good post earlier this week that is excellent reading for all of us suffering under the current papacy-by-interview regime.
I love this. Saint Joseph's University head coach Phil Martelli is a good man and a great coach who prays the rosary before every game. This video of his grandson on the sideline is just too precious. *subhead*Cute.*subhead*
Every now and then a scribe at some other weblog (and we’re not just talking about once-and-always GetReligionistas such as M.Z. Hemingway) writes what amounts to a perfect GetReligion post. I mean, we may as well stick a guest byline on these things and put them right online here. This is not one of those [Read More...]
The remains of Teampull na Trionaid, or the Church of the Holy Trinity, on the island of North Uist, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK. There are references to Teampull na Trionaid having served as a monastery in its early days, (it was founded in the 12th century), and it is believed to have been a […]
Have you noticed that the Bible is full of people taking journeys? From Noah in his ark, to Abram going to a new country, to Moses and the Israelites on their way to the Promised Land, to Jesus going into the desert — the Bible abounds with people going in search of a place where they can encounter God in a new way. During Lent, we often consider making a pi […]
Psalm 93 [Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition]
1 The Lord is the God to whom revenge belongeth: the God of revenge hath acted freely.
2 Lift up thyself, thou that judgest the earth: render a reward to the proud.
3 How long shall sinners, O Lord: how long shall sinners glory?
4 Shall they utter, and speak iniquity: shall all speak who work injustice?
5 Thy people, O Lord, they have brought low: and they have afflicted thy inheritance.
6 They have slain the widow and the stranger: and they have murdered the fatherless.
7 And they have said: The Lord shall not see: neither shall the God of Jacob understand.
8 Understand, ye senseless among the people: and, you fools, be wise at last.
9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? or he that formed the eye, doth he not consider?
10 He that chastiseth nations, shall he not rebuke: he that teacheth man knowledge?
11 The Lord knoweth the thoughts of men, that they are vain.
12 Blessed is the man whom thou shalt instruct, O Lord: and shalt teach him out of thy law.
13 That thou mayst give him rest from the evil days: till a pit be dug for the wicked.
14 For the Lord will not cast off his people: neither will he forsake his own inheritance.
15 Until justice be turned into judgment: and they that are near it are all the upright in heart.
16 Who shall rise up for me against the evildoers? or who shall stand with me against the workers of iniquity?
17 Unless the Lord had been my helper, my soul had almost dwelt in hell.
18 If I said: My foot is moved: thy mercy, O Lord, assisted me.
19 According to the multitude of my sorrows in my heart, thy comforts have given joy to my soul.
20 Doth the seat of iniquity stick to thee, who framest labour in commandment?
21 They will hunt after the soul of the just, and will condemn innocent blood.
22 But the Lord is my refuge: and my God the help of my hope.
23 And he will render them their iniquity: and in their malice he will destroy them: the Lord our God will destroy them.