“There was even a Catholic cardinal – “a Popish person at home” – Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, former archbishop of Westminster, whose presence the translators would definitely not have approved.”
Day: November 16, 2011
Humility, Provinciality, and Variety … stand in the via media between Humiliation, Provincialism, and Chaos at one extreme, and Pride, Centralism and Uniformity at the other.
UPDATED Reuters has posted reflections on the Interfaith Occupy Wall Street service in Zuccotti Park, written by Katherine Clark:
After the arrest of several members of the Occupy Wall Street movement at Duarte Square, a site owned by Trinity and licensed to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, on Tuesday morning, please allow me a few clarifications, made necessary in any chaotic, emotional time…
The early church walked a fine line between its declaration of challenge to the Roman Empire — the fundamental creed “Jesus is Lord” defies the claim that “Caesar is Lord” — and the church’s wish to avoid active persecution. From Matthew’s perspective, paying the hated tax to the Jupiter temple was not a place to draw a line.
Where is that line?