«The only thing secular is sin.»
– Robert Hugh Benson
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Doxos is the blog of a Roman Catholic Christian working out his salvation in San Francisco, The California Republic.
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Seduxisti me Domine et seductus sum.
I who have written this story, or rather this fable, give no credence to the various incidents related in it. For some things in it are the deceptions of demons, other poetic figments; some are probable, others improbable; while still others are intended for the delectation of foolish men.
(Closing lines of the Táin Bó Cúalnge)
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Monthly Archives: July 2017
Today’s readings: Exodus 32:15-24, 30-34 Matthew 13:31-35 Dixitque ad Aaron: Quid tibi fecit hic populus, ut induceres super eum peccatum maximum? Moses asked Aaron, “What did this people do to you that you should lead them into a grave sin?” … Continue reading
Today’s readings: 1 Kings 3:5-12 Romans 8:28-30 Matthew 13:44-52 Scimus autem quoniam diligentibus Deum omnia cooperantur in bonum, iis qui secundum propositum vocati sunt sancti. And we know that to them that love God, all things work together unto good, … Continue reading
Today’s readings: Exodus 20:1-17 Matthew 13:18-23 The seed sown on the path is the one who hears the word… Matthew 13:19 In Matthew (as we heard on Sunday) seeds are not the abstract “Word of God” that they are in … Continue reading
Today’s readings: Exodus 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20B Matthew 13:10-17 Because knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of heaven has been granted to you, but to them it has not been granted. Matthew 13:11 I am coming to you in a … Continue reading
This is part 2, thinking about Daniel C. Mattson’s Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay. For part 1, now see here. Parts 3, 4 and 5 of Mattson’s book move in a wide arc from theology to friendship, from love to … Continue reading
TL;DR – Good book. Although I’ve some style issues in Part 2 and 4, all the parts are all engaging and thought provoking. All parts, too, are educational both in a spiritual way (if you want to be a faithful … Continue reading
July Fourth always leaves me wrestling with my identity as a person born in this country. I have very little problem identifying with our past (even the bad parts) but the present has been a problem since, about 1980. That … Continue reading
At the tweeted suggestion of Steve, aka Steve the Missionary, as part of my post-RCIA Catechesis (Adult Reading for the Catholic N00b) I’ve been reading Thomas Merton’s Seven Storey Mountain: An Autobiography of Faith (from which edition all the page numbers are … Continue reading