Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Stockdale Paradox, the Church and the SSPX

I was recently reminded of the 'Stockdale Paradox' and have concluded that it is based upon  Catholic virtues.

Cultural Fault Lines

Many people are familiar with geologic faults, such as the San Andreas fault.

A fault line is the where the discontinuity between the two sides of the geographic fault becomes visible as the stresses in the fault causes the two sides to slip past each other.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Thin Edge of the Wedge Part C - Eucharistic Devotions of Reparation - Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Nature of the Devotion

Devotion to the Holy Heart of Mary is a special form of devotion to Mary. While the devotion is focused on  the physical heart of Mary, the devotion extends beyond this to include all that the human heart of Mary symbolizes her: 

  • interior life,
  • joys,
  • sorrows,
  • virtues,
  •  hidden perfections,
  • virginal love for her God,
  • maternal love for her Divine Son,
  • and her motherly and compassionate love for her sinful and miserable children here below. 
The two parts of the devotion, the heart and her virtues are inseparable.