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"Everyone Is Special, Dash" or "Why Tiaras Are Important" POPIN' AIN'T EASY - April 4, 2013 ... Council of Trent , Session XXII, Chapter 5: And whereas such is the nature of man, that, without external helps, he cannot easily be raised to the meditation of divine things; therefore has holy Mother Church instituted certain rites, to wit that certain things be pronounced in the mass in a low, and others in a louder, tone. She has likewise employed ceremonies, such as mystic benedictions, lights, incense, vestments, and many other things of this kind, derived from an apostolical discipline ...http://popinainteasy.blogspot.com/2013/04/everyone-is-special-dash-or-why-tiaras.html
The Splendor and Glory of the Sacred Image Part IV Summary CATHOLIC CHAMPION BLOG - March 18, 2013 The Splendor and Glory of the Sacred Image Part IV Summary Now I want to turn briefly to the theological explanations that came out of this controversy, and then I will proceed in the second part of the lecture to examining the icon itself, and the theology that separates them from other forms of artistic expression. Perhaps the most notable Saint and theologian to arise out of this era was Saint John Damascene. He wrote an infamous apologia for the use ...http://catholicchampion.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-splendor-and-glory-of-sacred-image_18.html