Friday, August 16, 2013

Assumption of the Holy Virgin and random thoughts

“It was fitting that she, who had kept her virginity in childbirth, should keep her own body free from all corruption even after death. It was fitting that she, who had carried the Creator as a child at her breast, should dwell in the divine tabernacles…it was fitting that God’s Mother should possess what belongs to her Son, and that she should be honored by every creature as the Mother and the Handmaid of God.” St. John Damascene

The Assumption Mass at St. Rita's in Alexandria was incredible. The church was packed and most of the people were in their 20s and 30s. Father Hawk looked tired but zipped around with his usual speed and precision. I never paid attention before but he actually has a quite nice singing voice.

* "Why wasn't he natural in his lifetime? If he had been, he'd have had somebody to look after him when he was struck with Death, instead of lying gasping out his last there, alone by himself."
"It's the truest word that ever was spoke," said Mrs. Dilber. "It's a judgment on him."'
----A Christmas Carol

At the rate this country is materially disintegrating (the moral rot set in decades ago) I think a lot of people are going to have a Scrooge Christmas Future experience on their deathbeds. Those who were careless in their youth will be made to care in their helpless old age.

*May their orders die out and they be forgotten.  

*Meddling in other people's affairs rarely leads to good. Egypt is an example of this.

*Archbishop Chaput says that most illegals are nice people who will never do anything criminal other than the technical crime of entering the country without anyone’s knowledge. The Archbishop is a decent man and he may be right but people are getting tired and you can't shut them up by telling them that they are bad Catholics. When you think about victims like Louise Sollowin    Vanessa Pham and Brittany Binger  it's perfectly valid to ask where they stand in the immigrant apologist's thinking. 


newguy40 said...

in regards to sister ilia...
She, like many of us, may be in for a rough particular judgment.

I do add prayers that the holy spirit will change hearts while still living and able to make penance.

Joe Potillor said...

In regards to the last one, I really do understand where the Bishops' are coming from, but they have undermined their own authority by speaking on this issue of prudential judgement.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

“If we are to rethink in terms of religion, we have to think in terms of cosmology,” Sister Ilia said.

That is one approach.

“We have to understand the order of the whole,”

Would be glad if she could.

adding, “There is no cosmos without God, ...."

Very true.

"... and no God without cosmos.”

Very false.

Refuted in argument by St Thomas Aquinas and condemned with authority by Bishop Stephen Tempier. I think too.

Here are a few errores de deo which seem related:

•30 (58). Quod deus est necessaria causa prime intelligentie: qua posita ponitur effectus, et sunt simul duratione.**
•31 (59). Quod deus est causa necessaria motus corporum superiorum et coniunctionis et diuisionis contingentis in stellis.
•32 (60). Quod ad hoc quod omnes effectus sint necessarii respectu cause prime, non sufficit quod ipsa causa prima no sit impedibilis, set exigitur quod cause medie non sint impedibiles. -Error, quia tunc deus non posset facere aliquem effectum necessarium sine causis posterioribus.
•33 (61). Quod deus possit agere contraria, hoc est, mediante corpore celesti, quod est diuersum in ubi.
•34 (62). Quod deus est infinitus uirtute, non quia faciat aliquid de nichilo, set quia continuat motum infinitum.

Numbers in parenthesis refer to original numbering. The other numbers are about chapter vi, errores de deo, in reorganised syllabus type document.

Here is from chapter xi, errores de mundo, for good measure:

•22 (203). Quod uniuersum non potest deficere, quia primum agens habet transmutare eternaliter uicissim, nunc ad istam formam, nunc ad illam, et similiter materia nata est transmutari.
•23 (205). Quod tempus est infinitum quantum ad utrumque extremum : licet enim impossibile sit infinita esse pertransita quorum aliquid fuit pertranseundum, non tamen impossibile est infinita esse pertransita quorum nullum fuit pertranseundum.

Sister Ilia is wrong.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

Here is source of my quotes from own blog transcription:
Index in stephani tempier condempnationes