In simple terms Advent is a time of preparation… let us prepare our souls, our families, and our homes for the birth of Christ. A brief description of Advent can be found at http://catholicism.about.com/od/holydaysandholidays/a/2008_Advent_Cal.htm I have pasted it below… Advent, the beginning of the liturgical year in the Catholic Church, is a time of preparation … More First Sunday of Advent
What has your interior life been like over the past liturgical year… over the last month, today? “Personal sanctity is a remedy for everything! —That is why the saints have been full of peace, of fortitude, of joy, of security…” St. Josemaria, Furrow #563.
The Holy War:
Mac vs. DOS
By Umberto Eco
The following excerpts are from an English translation of Umberto Eco’s back-page column, La bustina di Minerva, in the Italian news weekly Espresso, September 30, 1994.
A French translation may be seen here.
Friends, Italians, countrymen, I ask that a Committee for Public Health be set up, whose task would be to censor (by violent means, if necessary) discussion of the following topics in the Italian press. Each censored topic is followed by an alternative in brackets which is just as futile, but rich with the potential for polemic. Whether Joyce is boring (whether reading Thomas Mann gives one erections). Whether Heidegger is responsible for the crisis of the Left (whether Ariosto provoked the revocation of the Edict of Nantes). Whether semiotics has blurred the difference between Walt Disney and Dante (whether De Agostini does the right thing in putting Vimercate and the Sahara in the same atlas). Whether Italy boycotted quantum physics (whether France plots against the subjunctive). Whether new technologies kill books and cinemas (whether zeppelins made bicycles redundant). Whether computers kill inspiration (whether fountain pens are Protestant). … More MAC vs. DOS
One focus of the Synod of Bishops that was just held in Rome was scripture. I know when I speak to most of my contemporaries, they are unfamiliar with reading the bible everyday or even in study groups. The usual reading of scripture takes place in an academic setting….from a historicist approach I am sure. … More Catholics reading the bible?
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