The most terrifying scene in the Old Testament occurs in Genesis 22, when God tests Abraham, saying: “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Mo-ri’ah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains that I shall show you.”In high-minded moments we may imagine ourselves bravely facing death for the faith. Perhaps we join Daniel in the lion’s den, put to the test, but preserved from the lion’s jaws.
I have been asked by a reader to comment on two recent Ottawa-related themes:The first is our Prime Minister’s participation in the rites and rituals of other faiths, and by ‘other, I mean other than his own Catholicism. Trudeau, who can be found praying in various religious houses, from Muslim to Buddhist to Jewish, is a baptized (and I presume confirmed) Catholic.
A good read on the sacredness and ‘set-apart-ness’ of the priest, by none other than the Archbishop of the town of my birth, Glasgow. The only little tiny glitch in an otherwise very fine and bold article is that the good Archbishop seems to agree, to some extent, with the removal of altar rails, but it does seem as though he is also open to keeping them. There may yet be hope for bonnie Scotland yet.
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Selecting a term
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