By Peter Kreeft

ISBN-10: 0898704383

ISBN-13: 9780898704389

A shortened model of Kreeft's a lot higher Summa of the Summa, which in flip was once a shortened model of the Summa Theologica. the cause of the double shortening is lovely visible: the unique runs a few 4000 pages! (The Summa of the Summa was once simply over 500.) The Summa is definitely the best, so much bold, most sensible e-book of theology ever written. In it, there's additionally a lot philosophy, that's chosen, excerpted, prepared, brought, and defined in footnotes the following by means of Kreeft, a well-liked Thomist instructor and author. St. Thomas Aquinas is universally well-known as one of many maximum philosophers who ever lived. His writings mix the 2 primary beliefs of philosophical writing: readability and profundity. he's a grasp of metaphysics and technical terminology, but so choked with either theoretical and functional knowledge. he's the grasp of logic. The Summa Theologica is undying, yet really vital this day as a result of his synthesis of religion and cause, revelation and philosophy, and the Biblical and the classical Greco-Roman heritages. This little booklet is designed for novices, both for lecture room use or separately. It includes the main well-known and influential passages of St. Thomas' philosophy with copious aids to knowing them.

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8 That account suggests that the first apparition of the Virgin of Charity in Cuba occurred in 1611 or 1612—not in the 1620s, as oral tradition had it, and not in the first decade of the seventeenth century, as some Cuban Catholic historians had estimated before they had a chance to read Moreno's testimony. Moreno was eightyfive years old when he answered questions for posterity's sake, which means that the interview was recorded seventy-five years after the event—if he was correct when he claimed that he was "around ten years old" when he encountered the Virgin in Nipe Bay.

As one local priest remembers it, the Cuban clergy were aware that their compatriots were not accustomed to regular parish participation, yet even the unchurched often had devotion to the Virgin of Cobre. If given the choice, many clergy feared, migrants would visit a shrine to the Virgin on Sundays instead of attending their local parish church. 40 Despite these concerns, Bishop Carroll decided to promote the idea of a local shrine. Feast-day masses for the Virgin had continued in Miami each year since the large turnout in 1961, and at the 1966 celebration Carroll called on Cuban American Catholics to construct a shrine to Our Lady of Charity on land that the Archdiocese would donate, a plot bordering Biscayne Bay.

A light, which is taped in place and missing the bulb in this shrine, illuminates the image at night so that pedestrians and drivers can see it from the street. the United States—from ignoring ethnic and linguistic differences to establishing distinct "national parishes" for each local group. Partly because of his earlier experience as an auxiliary bishop in Pittsburgh, Carroll was convinced that segregating Cubans into their own parishes would slow the process of Americanization. At the same time, he recognized that he had to find a way to reach the Cubans, who were so unconnected with the Church and so unattached to the parish system.

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