Q&A with StKolbe

whats your favorite steak?

:-)

yours in Christ

sherm

bacon-wrapped filet with crumbled blue cheese on top.

That would be a correct assumption.

St. Kolbe,

I'm reading some Thomas Merton and I have a few questions:

  1. Can you tell me about the Breviary?

  2. How would you define Catholic Mysticism?

  3. Merton talks about William Blake's poetry quite a bit. I've never heard of a connection between Blake and Catholicism. Thoughts?

Good questions Flynnsane!

"1. Can you tell me about the Breviary?"

The following links should help you out:

http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/ncd01431.htm

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02768b.htm

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/16013a.htm

"2. How would you define Catholic Mysticism?"

Honestly, I don't know. I'm not all that familiar with Catholic Mysticism.

"3. Merton talks about William Blake's poetry quite a bit. I've never heard of a connection between Blake and Catholicism. Thoughts?"

I didn't know of any connection...is there a connection beyond the fact that Merton liked it?

  1. Thanks, but I was kinda looking for a Breviary for dummies version. I'd looked at the new advent stuff and had trouble figuring it out. Would it be safe to say that the breviary is a prayer book that tells one which prayers to say on which day and at which time?

  2. bummer.

  3. "I didn't know of any connection...is there a connection beyond the fact that Merton liked it? "

Dunno. That's why I was asking you ;) I plan on checking him out once I finish the Merton book.

Thanks for the responses.

You are correct on 1.

Let me know what you find on number 3!

bush or kerry for pres..and why

Bush, because Kerry makes it very clear that he supports a womans "right" to murder her own child.

"Do you know of any texts with information about Jesus from his youth? Say, 12 to 30?"-

I know this is StKolbe's thread, but I have heard from an Episcopalian seminarian that he went to England with Joseph of Arimathea, who took the Holy Grail with him to England after the Ressurrection. Sure it might be a little biased, since the American Episcopalian Church is tied to the Anglicans (Church of England), but that might be somewhere to start looking.

Do Catholic MMA fighters ever feel guilty about what their doing, like there is some conflict with church teaching and MMA.

I suppose that depends on the person, their level of devotion to their faith and their reason for being involved in mma.

There's nothing wrnog with being involved in mma for the sport of it. Getting in the ring just because you want to F up the other guy and see him bleed would be something to be concerned about in my opinion...