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.

Bishop Lopes: A Pledged Troth. A pastoral letter on Amoris Laetitia.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Crux of the Matter

Veteran reporter John R. Allen Jr.'s site called Crux, which claims to cover "all things Catholic", is disappointing reading for anyone who loves the Church and values obedience to the Gospel.

Allen’s project is merely bringing out the worst in people. Aren't there too many sites online that already do that?

The editorial bias of Crux, established by the content which frequently favours dissenting positions on the hot button issues, suggests it is another cheap attempt to generate profit by plastering people’s misery all over the internet.

Noting the above concerns, and because it offers mostly crud, Crux has been removed from the list of recommended sites in the Headline News section at the Oasis.

—Based on comments made as Warren, one of this blogger's pen names, at Fr. Z's blog.

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