Monday, June 07, 2010

Ferrara vs Woods: Comments

Due to today's blogger.com outage, some comments could not be published. That's just as well because that means I post them up top where everybody can see them. They're in chronological order. The first comment was submitted first. The original post: Ferrara vs. Woods.
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Clare Krishan has left a new comment on your post "Ferrara vs. Woods":

Leo XIII was a liberal in the humanist vein of Pio Nono, and reform began way back with with Venerable Rosmini. Unfortunately the grave evils of the 20th Century that erupted from the festering wounds of the 19th massively distracted the intellectual project of constitutional philosophy pursued by the Italian Catholics in Risorgimento.

Aggiornamento and Resourcement are the blessed salve the Holy Spirit has seen fitting for the 19thC sins of our Fathers (an imprudent focus on 'authority' at the expense of the Author). Any harkening to "tradition" is hollow, a clanging cymbal, if not animated by Love, proclaiming the liberty designed by Our Redeemer to be expressed, experienced and exhausted in the social order, in "communio." Those of us today who would claim an antique pedigree from an 100-year old heritage (Centisimus Annus) need to be familiar with the social context of centuries past. I recommend reading Rosmini's recently Italian-to-English-translated "The Constitution under social justice," http://books.google.com/books?id=y63Mggc2irEC

We have much to learn from his erudition, a scholar of natural law and expert in ecclesial-secular politics who foresaw the rampant moral hazard of the present day!
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Clare Krishan has left a new comment on your post "Ferrara vs. Woods":

Worth a mention, from new editor of HPR, Fr Meconi,
"When von Balthasar called the Church to raze her bastions and confidently enter the world with message and vision renewed, he wrote: “Let us therefore not cling tightly to structures of thought, but let us plunge into the primal demands of the Gospel, which are also the primal graces, visible and capable of being grasped in the example of Christ, who gave himself for all in order to save all.”9 In this imitation of Christ we too must let go of all that keeps us from “plunging” into the demands of love. We must, as the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches, go from God to the world speaking boldly (the gift of parrhesia), with “straightforward simplicity, filial trust, joyous assurance, humble boldness, the certainty of being loved” (§2778).""

tip of the hat to:
http://somehavehats.typepad.com/some_wear_clerics/2010/06/action-jesuit-excellentness-over-at-hpr.html
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Clare Krishan has left a new comment on your post "Ferrara vs. Woods":

And to delve the mystery of the Magisterium instead of Ferrara may I recommend you read Southerner Flannery O'Connor of course
http://novelsandstories.blogspot.com/2010/05/flannery-oconnors-temple-of-holy-ghost.html
whose secret is a generative gift of Gothic wonder that far surpasses the crackpot conspiricies of RadTrads
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