Thursday, December 22, 2005

From Fr James Tucker
What of the Old Covenant?
A balanced article from First Things by Avery Cardinal Dulles. There is another way besides the dispensationalism of the nutter Protestants on one hand and anti-Semitism on the other. The prophecies about the Messias have been fulfilled and the commandments remain but the ritual practices of that covenant are no longer in themselves salvific:
et antiquum documentum
novo cedat ritui
All salvation is at least implicitly through Christ (‘implicitly’ contra Fr Leonard Feeney).
Vatican II brought out the profound truth that the mystery of Israel and the mystery of the Church are permanently intertwined.
This owes nothing to Vatican II:
We are spiritual Semites.
- Pope Pius XI

The Catholic faith of Andy Warhol
Who was at least nominally, by birth (Андрій Варгола), a Byzantine Catholic of this tradition (a Russian cross marks his grave). He was not Slovak but Ruthenian.

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