We are not just material beings, but spiritual persons with a need for meaning, purpose, and fulfillment that transcends the visible confines of this world. This longing for transcendence is a longing for truth, goodness, and beauty. Truth, goodness, and beauty are called the transcendentals of being, because they are aspects of being. Everything in existence has these transcendentals to some extent. God, of course, as the source of all truth, goodness, and beauty, has these transcendentals to an infinite degree. Oftentimes, He draws us to Himself primarily through one of these transcendentals. St. Augustine, who was drawn to beauty in all its creaturely forms, found the ultimate beauty he was seeking in God, his creator, the beauty “ever ancient, ever new.”―Sister Gabriella Yi, O.P.

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So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter.—2 Thessalonians 2:15

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Thursday Quips

  1. Liturgical abuse: the wrong rite.
  2. Contraception makes for bad sects.
  3. Jehovah's Witnesses cannot stand up to cross examination.
  4. Mormonism: an old wives' tale.
  5. Sedevacantism and modernism: two wrongs don't make a rite.
  6. There's something fishy about Friday abstinence, or at least there should be.
  7. Dissenting Catholics: rendering unto Caesar and rending what is God's.
  8. Dissenting Catholic: wolf in cheap's clothing.
  9. Irreligious comedic homilist: devilled ham.
  10. Confiteor: Latin—a glowing penitent entering confessional atmosphere. Related: Confiteorite (confiteor + rite)—mass reduction process; Confiteoroid—a penitent prior to impact.

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