Email this page Introduction Alexander Pope, a translator, poet, wit, amateur landscape gardener, and satirist, was born in London in He contracted tuberculosis of the bone when he was young, which disfigured his spine and purportedly only allowed him to grow to 4 feet, 6 inches.
Speak About Amoris Laetitia!
Thomas Peters on January 16, It has been days since I last composed a blog post, but this is so important I am breaking my hiatus. Almost exactly years ago, in the midst of the Pelagian heresy which threatened to engulf the Church, St.
Augustine wrote that when Rome has spoken, the case is closed paraphrased: Today, precisely because the pope has not spoken, the Church is facing a crisis, and the case remains open.
This confusion escalated with the release of the directive of two bishops in Malta which says in plain English emphasis mine: There are now dozens of bishops across the world telling their priests contradictory things about what the Church holds when it comes to Communion for the divorce-and-remarried.
There are now thousands of priests around the globe who are telling the Catholic faithful contradictory things about this same disputed question. There are now millions of Catholics worldwide who are living in a parish where there is a contradiction between what the pope has written recently about marriage and what is preached by the pastor.
Thus the Roman Pontiff has a responsibility to articulate the Catholic faith in a knowable way. It is impossible for this debate to end before the pope more clearly defines what he means. If they are so confident he shares the exact same beliefs as them, why hide this light under a bushel, or, in this case, a footnote?
Instead, the latitudinarians are focused on shouting down those who continue to ask questions. That leads to my next point: The debate over AL is, if not the most important, at the very least, the most contentious theological dispute of the past half-century …and yet so many under Catholics have seemingly nothing to say or share.
You went to school for this. You serve as pastors, teachers and counselors. My father, the canonist Ed Peters, wrote yesterday that the Maltese directive makes answering the dubia issued by the four cardinals even more urgent.
I would add that it makes our responsibility to speak up and ask the pope to clarify his teaching even more urgent as well, and to share our own opinion in the meantime. You can begin by sharing this post and adding your view in the comments below — I will read them.
The views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views of CatholicVote.An essay has been defined in a variety of ways. One definition is a "prose composition with a focused subject of discussion" or a "long, systematic discourse".
It . Paul Kingsnorth is a writer and poet living in Cumbria, England. He is the author of several books, including the poetry collection Kidland and his fictional debut The Wake, winner of the Gordon Burn Prize and the Bookseller Book of the Year Award.
Kingsnorth is the cofounder and director of the Dark Mountain Project, a network of writers, artists, and thinkers. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger's election as Pope Benedict XVI brought a world-class biblical theologian to the papacy.
There is an intensely biblical quality to his pastoral teaching and he has demonstrated a keen concern for the authentic interpretation of sacred Scripture. Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism () Horace still charms with graceful Negligence, And without Method talks us into Sense, Will like a Friend familiarly convey The truest Notions in the easiest way.
He, who Supream in Judgment, as in Wit. The thunder-and-lightning example seems like a bad comparison for this kind of situation, in that the false claim is (1) easily observable to be untrue, and (2) utterly useless to the society that propagates it.
Alexander Pope: Alexander Pope, poet and satirist of the English Augustan period, best known for his poems An Essay on Criticism (), The Rape of the Lock (–14), The Dunciad (), and An Essay on Man (–34).
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