Friday, February 24, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Pope's homily at Santa Sabina on Ash Wednesday.
In his talk earlier this month at the DSPT, Fr. Sherwin discussed the impact of emotional development on moral development, using the work of Lewis, Amini and Lannon in A General Theory of Love. He also talked about John Senior, and the sort of [emotional] preparation that a solid Christian spiritual life requires. There was some disagreement between him and Dennis de Rougemont on the origin of romantic love, as Fr. Sherwin cited Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde as a counter.

What new insights would Conrad Baars have into our affective life if he were alive today?

The current model of catechesis (CCD class) doesn't seem to be effective. We need something like Dr. Senior's integrated humanities program. (Of course the discussion got me thinking about the topic of poetic knowledge, as well.)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

William Byrd - Emendemus in melius

William Byrd - Emendemus in melius. Deller
Insight Scoop: Saints are not sad - short biographies of joyful saints by Frank Sheed
Rome Reports: Pope explains the significance of Lent and Ash Wednesday
Zenit: On Peter's Mission
"To Feed the Flock of Christ, Keeping It United in Faith and Charity
Pope's Homily Sunday With New Cardinals
"The Petrine Ministry Is Therefore a Primacy of Love in the Eucharistic Sense"

Tuesday, February 21, 2012