Posts Tagged Jesus Christ

The past is not dead

The past is not dead

Head of the Jesus statue in Swiebodzin, Poland The idea expressed by William Faulkner, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past” (from Requiem for a Nun)

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First homily as Pope, October 22, 1978

First homily as Pope, October 22, 1978

Installation as Pope, Oct 22, 1978 In the opening homily of his Pontificate, we can trace the themes that would characterize his preaching and writing. The dignity of

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Newman on Faith and Sight on the road to Emmaus

Newman on Faith and Sight on the road to Emmaus

And He Disappeared out of Their Sight ca. 1898 Henry Ossawa Tanner,  Smithsonian American Art Collection Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, from Parochial and Plain Sermons, VI.10 “The

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Guardini on Jesus’ Death

Guardini on Jesus' Death

Rouault “Christ on Cross”1938 Dear Friend: Have you even felt the presence and persistence of sin in your life as if it were a hardened stone in your

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John Paul II on the Face of Sorrow

John Paul II on the Face of Sorrow

let us adore and fall down in prostration before God If we follow Christ up to his last hour, Pope John Paul II says we will discover a

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“For Mercy has a human heart, Pity a human face”

"For Mercy has a human heart, Pity a human face"

Rouault “Head of Christ” (Cleveland) William Blake wrote: To Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love All pray in their distress; And to these virtues of delight Return their thankfulness.

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Crossing the Threshold of Hope

Near the end of Crossing the Threshold of Hope, Pope John Paul reiterates the great line of his pontificate, from first to last, “Be not Afraid.” Christianity is

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John Paul II: who slays the Gorgon of despair?

John Paul II: who slays the Gorgon of despair?

Eric Gill, engraving, 1926 In my previous post I came to the conclusion that Russell Kirk approached the question of the Gorgon indirectly, as is appropriate to any

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The Testimony of George Foreman

The Testimony of George Foreman

George Foreman was the commencement speaker for the graduation ceremonies at the University of St. Thomas, Houston. Yes, the boxer and businessman, George Foreman. Well, he is from

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