Update: Grandma's funeral was postponed because of the blizzard we were supposed to get but didn't. Now it's next Saturday.
Thought that I'd do another round that, hopefully, is the Goldilocks round -- not too hard, not too easy, but just right. This may be the easiest one yet, but it's hard to gage. Sorry, I'm exhibiting signs of Jeopardy addiction. I must go read Adrienne's posts on the topic.
Category: Catholic writers
Who sought, in his writings, to turn water into wine, as the teachings of Christ were as wine and the teachings of secular authors were as water.
A rewrite for clarity and for Adrienne: This Catholic writer described his task (his writings) in terms of making wine. He described the teachings of Christ as wine and the wisdom of the secular writers as water. Instead of watering down the Gospel, he sought to imitate Christ and turn the water into wine.
Clue 1: This man was a member of a religious order Clue 2: Faith and reason are complimentary, not contradictory Clue 3: Influenced Dante and Chesterton
As always, St. Alexander says to place your answer in the form of a question in the com box, and continue to pray some Hail Marys until the answer is revealed.
To be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant.
~Cardinal John Henry Newman
2010 Cannonball Award
Father Solanus Casey
"Even suffering is part of the truth of our life. Thus, trying to shield the youngest from every difficulty and experience of suffering, we risk creating, despite our good intentions, fragile persons of little generosity: The capacity to love, in fact, corresponds to the capacity to suffer, and to suffer together." ~Benedict XVI
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Fides et Ratio Encyclical
Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth.
Thank you everyone that voted for the Kneeler at the Cannonball awards!!
Words of Father Corapi, for all my politician friends and relatives and those who vote for them
"Catholic office holders, whether presidents, senators, congress men or women, or judges at any level must adhere to Catholic teaching or run the risk of separating themselves from the Body of Christ. In such egregious and chronic cases of gross moral evil such as instituting and perpetuating abortion and the structures of sin that surround it, it is quite probable that such Catholic officials are excommunicated in virtue of the acts themselves. A latae sententiae (automatic) excommunication is likely triggered when they vote for laws, funding, and structures that enable and perpetuate such obvious and egregious evil (Cf. Code of Canon Law, Canons 1364,1398; Canon 1329, par. #2). They are in turn forbidden from approaching the sacraments as the result (Cf. Catechism of Catholic Church #1463)."
"It is not morally possible for any Catholic to support abortion, euthanasia, fetal stem cell research, human cloning, or same-sex marriage. There are no ways around this, no justifications whatever. Why? For the simple reason that the Church holds these things to be intrinsically evil. They are evil in themselves, and no circumstances or subjective conditions can ever change that."