What is the local fold and why should you join?

Jules van Schaijik | October 10, 2020

Most of this text is taken from a personalist project post. I'm concerned only with how things look on the page for now. The hypothetical case I raised a couple posts below is happening in the here and now. At mass recently, the pastor of our summertime church* announced that one of our priests is retiring and won't be replaced. The parish, which—due to dwindling numbers of both clergy and practicing Catholics in the diocese—is already a consolidation of several smaller parishes will now…

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Saints: to be admired, not imitated.

Jules van Schaijik | 10/14/20

We utter something deeper than we realize when we say of such acts that they are admirable, but not imitable. They are not generalizable, universalizable. They are good; indeed, they are the best of…

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Manipulating the immature

Jules van Schaijik | 10/14/20

Men and women today experience serious identity problems and have difficulty making proper choices; as a result, they tend to be conditioned and to delegate important decisions about their own lives…

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Jules van Schaijik | 10/14/20

We then found the philosophy of personalism reiterated with renewed conviction in the great Jewish thinker Martin Buber. This encounter with personalism was for me a spiritual experience that left an…

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