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These are Dark Days for Dogma
Catholic World Report ^ | 8/12/17 | Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.

Posted on 08/13/2017 7:27:03 PM PDT by marshmallow

When we have defined and identified the evil thing, the colors come back into everything else. When evil things become evil, good things, in a blazing apocalypse, become good.

Man can be defined as an animal that makes dogmas. As he piles doctrine on doctrine and conclusion on conclusion in the formation of some tremendous scheme of philosophy and religion, he is, in the only legitimate sense of which the expression is capable, becoming more and more human.” —
G.K. Chesterton, Heretics (1905)

Dogmas or doctrines are human endeavors to state as clearly as possible the truth about something, particularly truth that has been revealed. The human mind exists to formulate dogmas, to know and to articulate what is known about what exists. Dogmas flow from careful distinctions—this thing is not that thing. Reality is a well-nigh unlimited storehouse of different things, each of which has its own differences from and likenesses to other things. All beings have some analogous relation to other beings. We classify things according to these differences and similarities. In this way, we can carry them about within us as things we understand.

We find what things are by what they do or do not do. When we understand a dogma about something, we do not, by that human formulation of it, intend to imply we know absolutely everything about what we are dealing with. Human knowledge can be accurate and true without comprehending absolutely everything about a given thing. This fact is what is meant when we say dogmas flow over into mystery. One end of what we seek to know is always its very existence, its standing outside of nothingness. The cause of any finite existence reaches into what is existence itself, what is uncaused but is.

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1 posted on 08/13/2017 7:27:03 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

According to 1P5, a million dollars was sent from PETER’S PENCE to the Hillary campaign. This has to be a crime under the laws of the Vatican City State, and it is certainly a crime under U.S. campaign finance law.

Try to imagine Pope Benedict giving a million dollars to the Barack Hussein Obama campaign!

2 posted on 08/13/2017 7:58:27 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (
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To: kalee

For later

3 posted on 08/13/2017 8:02:09 PM PDT by kalee
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To: Arthur McGowan

There is only truth and not truth. As much as some freepers tell me binary choices are false.

4 posted on 08/13/2017 8:16:29 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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