Dubious Council

The fact that a pope calls a council makes it a council: error number one. Take that position and you obliterate the Church’s first eight ecumenical councils. The First Nicean Council was called by the Emperor, so was the Second Council of Constantinople, and half a dozen others. On certain occasions the pope wasn’t even … More Dubious Council

Cyanide Chalice & All That Remains

What a blessing was bestowed upon us on 7/7/07! Truly God grants graces where none are deserved, and, in the OT even occasionally vouchsafed His blessings through delivery by a hostile party. Joseph’s prosperous liberation during his sojourn in Egypt, Rahab’s beneficent concealment of the two spies, and of course Daniel’s miraculous deliverance ratified by … More Cyanide Chalice & All That Remains


“Ya turned injun din’t ya?” with quizzical disgust asked the MP transporting  John Dunbar to the next intended stop on his soon-to-be-interrupted journey to incarceration.  The protagonist in the film Dances With Wolves offered no denial.  He did turn Indian. The disoriented 19th Century empiricist found his summer of ’68 about 100 years early, and … More Crypto-Catastrophe