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Friday, September 15, 2006

We Love You Benedict XVI!


This magnificent address (which will absurdly get him into loads of trouble over the relatively insignificant Islamic bit) wonderfully confirms Tracy Rowland’s description of the Holy Father as an Augustinian Thomist. He confirms the three essential elements of the Church and Europe’s identity: Latin, Greek and Hebrew, nailed for all time to the Cross. He exposes Protestantism and Islam as the pathologies of left and right generated by Nominalism. He reaffirms the metaphysics of Exodus and he puts the blame firmly at the door of the guilty parties, the fourteenth century enemies of St Thomas. I hope he expands it into an encyclical.