The events of last night’s dream were coming back to him slowly. He opened his eyes and looked around the room, at the window almost occluded by an unkempt lilac bush, the austere chest of drawers that held his folding clothes, the small writing table with a reading light still shining on a white legal pad on which he sometimes scribbled notes during the night. He was still here, stranded in this place and time. There was nothing to be depressed about. You could not always choose the millennium you lived in, though the thought had crossed his mind.
CPR: I began to wonder if this website was a good place to launch the book. It is not the small circulation that disturbed me, but the apparent lack of interest. When I asked for the metrics on my chapters in comparison with other stuff, what you gave me showed a huge gap between pieces authored by you and those that had been written by others. I began to wonder if this site was not simply, you know, some kind of ego trip for an editor who had been bounced from his job. The idea of you getting more attention than me was pretty demoralizing.
I have heard liberal Catholic priests and Protestant ministers say that there is something “unchristian” about the death penalty. I have even heard those who say that the Church has always been opposed to executions, but I challenge them to cite one passage of Scripture or one creed, one conciliar document, one encyclical that unequivocally condemns the execution of murderers.
It is death that makes life so precious. Even Adam and Eve, without knowing it, lived under the shadow of the death that might come to them if they rebelled against their creator, and some protoplasmic earth-blob that were to go on growing throughout eternity would endure an existence without moral significance.
From Under the Rubble with Dr. Fleming and Rex Scott: “Q and A, June 2018 Part 4.” Original Air Date: June 2018 Show Run Time: 30 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Rex Scott From Under the Rubble episodes are available to Gold subscribers and higher. From Under the Rubble℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation. Copyright 2018. All Rights are Reserved.
Philippe would not be the last King of France to violate his marriage vows—so hard it was and is for the Church to enforce Christian marriage on the rich and powerful. Nonetheless, the papacy had scored a major victory, and future kings would not be able to repudiate their wives and marry their mistresses ad libitum—or ad libidinem. Between Philippe’s marital woes and the first divorce of Henry VIII, the Christian ideal of marriage, while it might be circumvented by kings and emperors, could not be entirely disregarded.
Chef Garret, in the first podcast of a series, explains the fundamentals of a classic Italian dish that is simple in conception but far from simple in execution.