- "Just another great picture from the Mall"
The hermeneutic of continuity (September 25, 2010)
It's good to see someone with a positive view of the Papal visit to the United Kingdom. No hand-wringing, no focus on the predictable nonsense from folks who haven't a clue what Catholicism is about: just appreciating a London that became "quite Catholic for a day."
I think it's good to remember that our Lord has already won. (1 Corinthians 15:54, Romans 6:1-4, Catechism of the Catholic Church, 632-635) And that Catholics are part of the outfit that Jesus set up. (Peter 16:18)
We've got a job to do:
"...the Church's mission is not an addition to that of Christ and the Holy Spirit, but is its sacrament: in her whole being and in all her members, the Church is sent to announce, bear witness, make present, and spread the mystery of the communion of the Holy Trinity..."Or, as my Lord put it, after he'd been tortured to death - and came back, alive:
"11 Then Jesus approached and said to them, 'All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, 12 and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. 13 And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.' "Sort-of-related posts:
- "Being Catholic Because We Know Why We Believe"
(August 11, 2010)
- "The Catholic Church: 19 Centuries of the Great Commission"
(March 21, 2009)
- Going on 20
- "Firebase Earth"
(April 5, 2009)