Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The First Snow

After so many Canadian winters, the first snow, habitually arrived swiftly and unannounced, still managed to catch me by surprise. Pure, simple, and unpretentious, it disappeared as soon as the morning sun broke through the clouds to regain its rightful place of dominance. I might have been unprepared for its arrival, but its swift departure I had anticipated: I was able to capture this short-lived moment of tranquility before driving off to a tennis game.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Synod on the Family - A Battleground Between Kasper and Ratzinger

Of all the reports and analyses of the recent Synod on the Family, I think this one by Fr. Raymond de Souza (see link below) is most to the point, hitting the nail right on the head. I personally have done not a few discussions and presentations on issues relating to St. JPII's Theology of the Body. His TOB teachings continue to capture my imagination and energize me with power and inspiration. I see him and Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger) as two "seminary professors" whose thoughts and insights helped shape my theological mind. Together they are a lighthouse that shows me the way in a a sea of raging waters. Kasper vs. Ratzinger? Guess who I'll be praying for?

The Synod’s Fundamental Issue: The Legacy of St. John Paul II by Fr. Raymond De Souza.