The Door

On December 8, Pope Francis will inaugurate the year of Mercy for the Catholic Church.  The announcement was made months ago in front of the doors of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.  And it will begin with a symbolic opening of these doors.  In John 10:  7 Jesus says that he is the door. Doors […]

The Pilgrim Church on Earth, Memory and the Nonsense of Baphomet

Memoria.  It was the term for aspects involving memory in Western classical rhetoric. The word is Latin, and can be translated as “memory.” The art of rhetoric grew out of oratory, which was the central medium for intellectual and political life in ancient Greece. Legal proceedings, political debates, philosophical inquiry were all conducted through spoken discourse.  It […]