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The Meaning of Man's Original Solitude

The Meaning of Man's Original Solitude | Catholic Faith and Life | Scoop.it

John Paul the Great reflects on solitude in this selection from his seminal work Theology of the Body. The source is CNA (Catholic News Agency).

 

The starting point of this reflection is provided for us directly by the following words of Genesis: "It is not good that man [male] should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him" (Gn 2:18)....

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The Importance and the Limits of the Authentic Magisterium

The Importance and the Limits of the Authentic Magisterium | Catholic Faith and Life | Scoop.it

Msgr. Brunero Gherardini, canon of the Vatican Arch-basilica and director of the international theological periodical Divinitas, discusses Vatican II (1962-1965) in anticipation of its 50th anniversary.


The great 50th anniversary celebration has begun. There is no media drumbeat yet, but you notice it in the air. The 50th anniversary of Vatican II will uncork the most effervescent superlatives that can be devised in its eulogistic judgments. Not a shadow of the sober attitude that had been requested, as a moment of reflection and analysis for a more critically in-depth evaluation of the conciliar event. 

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Jean-Paul Sartre Breaks Down the Bad Faith of Intellectuals

Jean-Paul Sartre Breaks Down the Bad Faith of Intellectuals | Catholic Faith and Life | Scoop.it

Watch  this vintage video  and note how Jean Paul Sartre describes the classic intellectual's inner conflict. Would it not be comparable to the Michael Moores who live the life of the "one percent," but support the Occupy movement? Those who are "very pleased to have an unhappy conscience, because that is what allows [them] to denounce" the ninety-nine percent.

How many of the great philosophers have you actually heard speak? This clip comes from the 1976 documentary Sartre by Himself, which features discussions with Jean-Paul Sartre and his near-equally famous wife Simone de Beauvoir, among others. 

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Slain Girl Called a Catholic Martyr in Pakistan: Reportedly Refused to Convert to Islam

Slain Girl Called a Catholic Martyr in Pakistan: Reportedly Refused to Convert to Islam | Catholic Faith and Life | Scoop.it

Christians, Catholic and Protestant, are persecuted by Islamists around the world for their faith. The details are different in each case, but what remains constant is the silence of Muslim clerics.


Compare this to the Christian outcry against the threatened burning of a Koran by a Christian pastor in Florida. One was a murder, the other a mere threat. The story of latest known martyr is all too common and excused by the Western press as extreme Islam rather than true mainstream Islam.


"Thousands upon thousands of non-Muslims are systematically slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law with the tacit assent of the worldwide community. Silence is consent."

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