Issue 036: Obedience and the Lie about Children
This issue’s articles address the way in which so much seems wrong in the world and even in the Church today. Yet, in neither case are we called to despair, but rather to grow in faith, holiness, and virtue.
What’s Wrong with the World: The Lie about Children
I am struck by this every so often where I teach and when faculty and staff sit around making small talk and inevitably someone makes the utterly hilarious (they think) joke about being so happy they are at school and away from their children. “I love my children but,” with the emphasis on the “but.” I’ve never been able to find the joke funny-- if it is meant as a joke- because it seems too serious and to reflect a certain modern view. Read more here.
The Spirit of Solesmes and of Obedience
These are troubling times with many upsetting ambiguities in the Church’s teachings. Certainly, there have also been some imprudent acts and words even by some prelates. At the same time, we must not demand that things be done by our superiors according to our own standards, or we lose in some respects some aspect of obedience. My own belief is that while it can be a strong temptation to judge one’s superiors in the Church, oftentimes we are not in any position to judge. Read more here.
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