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Keynote Address to the Annual General Assembly of the St. VIncent De Paul Society HOMILIES AND OCCASIONAL THOUGHTS - June 19, 2016 ... understanding. In an earlier age, these ways of looking at truth were reduced to lists or phrases that could be memorized. Catholic children of the generation immediately before mine could tell you the three Cardinal Virtues, the four Theological Virtues, the seven Sacraments and – at least by a certain age – the seven Deadly Sins. There were, of course, drawbacks to such theological arithmetic. But, as you know, it's always fun to rediscover things from the past and to seek their ...http://gregorynsmith.blogspot.com/2016/06/keynote-address-to-annual-general.html
The Holy and Great Council -6 MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - June 17, 2016 Byzantine maneuvers: There's more to this Orthodox council story than Russia vs. Istanbul Terry Mattingly my source: GetReligion Anyone who has worked on the religion beat for a decade or two probably knows the answer to this "lightbulb" joke, because it has been around forever (which is kind of the point). Question: How many Orthodox Christians does it take to change a lightbulb? The answer is: Lightbulb? What is this "lightbulb"? (The point is that lightbulbs are ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-holy-and-great-council-6_17.html
The Phenomenon of the Orthodox Icon: A Theological Perspective. MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - March 22, 2016 ... commemorates the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" which is also known as the Week of Orthodoxy. This feast originated in the 9th century in light of the final victory of the faithful over the heresy of iconoclasm. Nowadays, this feast signifies the victory of the orthodox over all heresies, false teaching and schisms. It is a feast day of the Truth and the victory of Christ over all the weaknesses and mistakes that go against the teachings of the church. The iconoclasm heresy originated ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-phenomenon-of-orthodox-icon.html