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Friday, January 03, 2014


- An article in The New Yorker about the movie, Her, chatbots, and the Turing test ... The Samantha Test. I have an old related post - The Turing test and the Chinese Room

- From astronomer and Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno ... Looking for the Star, or Coming to Adore?

- The latest in the continuing argument between the German Bishops, who want to allow divorced/remarried Catholics to take communion, and various others who don't ... Meisner ‘clarifies’ Francis’s views on divorced and remarried ... Cardinal Joachim Meisner of Cologne has insisted that the Pope’s position on communion for remarried divorcees is firmly against allowing it, despite the fact that German-speaking bishops are at odds on the question and those advocating reform have claimed the support of Pope Francis ...

I had mentioned earlier the disagreement between Prefect of the Congregation for the Faith, Gerhard Müller, and Archbishop of Munich, Reinhard Marx, on this subject .. the latest from Müller: Müller dismisses diocese of Freiburg’s proposal on remarried Catholics. The latest from Marx: “Müller cannot stop discussions” relating to remarried divorcees.

It's curious to watch this argument over communion for divorced and remarried people. The guys who are against it - Müller, et al - must know they've lost the battle for Catholic hearts and minds on the issue of divorce. I'd guess now the power to punish is all they have left.


Anonymous Richard said...

It must be odd to have your every thought clarified

8:01 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

That's what Cyrano de Bergerac did for his friend, I guess.

12:09 AM  

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