Saturday, October 27, 2007

Pope coming to Boston?

I just read an update from Catholic News service about the Pope's trip next spring. It seems he may very likely come to Boston, but it is not completely confirmed yet. I hope that he does because it would do a lot to help the morale of the Catholics in this archdiocese.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Great Thomistic page

By chance I just discovered a great web page on St. Thomas. It is by a professor Freddoso at Notre Dame. He's actually doing his own translation of the Summa and is posting it online, along with a helpful commentary.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

New encyclical on the way

A report is out (here) that the Pope has written his second encyclical on the theme of Christian hope. No release date has been announced.

His first encyclical,Deus Caritas Est is on the greatest of the theological virtues, charity. This one deals with the other virtue of hope. I wonder if he'll deal with faith in another encyclical to come.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Life is good

I was on a road trip over the weekend, and a car passed us that had "Life is good" written on the back. I also noticed there was a sticker in the window that said "Happyville College." It made me smile but the driver was probably trying to convey a message that life is often what we make of it and there's plenty of good things to be happy about.
The best thing about life, though, is that God loves us and our destination is eternal happiness with him in heaven. If life on earth is good, eternal life is a million times better! Jesus came to lead us there.