The art of distinction

Fr Mario Attard OFM Cap

In of these past days, while I had the grace of reading and enjoying an interesting book, I met a Latin phrase which really made me reflect. So went this proverbial phrase: Qui bene usquit distinquit, bene docet. In other words, whoever distinguishes well, learns well.

In his Forum article, Love, Tolerance, and the Making of Distinctions, Bishop Robert Barron writes: “My great mentor Robert Sokolowski long ago taught me–in one of those lapidary remarks that strikes you immediately as right and important–that philosophy is the art of making distinctions. He meant that what brings together Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Kant, Hegel, and Wittgenstein is a gift for clarifying how this differs from that, how one aspect of an idea profiles itself against another, how seemingly similar concepts are in fact distinct”. Continue reading “The art of distinction”

Il-klerikaliżmu jbiegħed lin-nies mill-Knisja

It-Tlieta 13 ta’ Diċembru 2016. Omelija tal-Papa Franġisku fid-Dar Santa Marta.

Illum, it-Tlieta 13 ta Diċembru, is-47 anniversarju tal-ordinazzjoni saċerdotali tiegħu, il-Papa qaddes fil-kappella tad-Dar Santa Marta flimkien mal-Kardinali tal-Kunsill tad-9, jiġifieri l-Kardinali li qed jgħinu lill-Papa jieħu d-deċiżjonijiet tiegħu.

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