Cacciaguida

Defending the 12th century since the 14th; blogging since the 21st.

Catholicism, Conservatism, the Middle Ages, Opera, and Historical and Literary Objets d'Art blogged by a suburban dad who teaches law and writes stuff.


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Who was Cacciaguida? See Dante's PARADISO, Cantos XV, XVI, & XVII.


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Sunday, October 28, 2007
 
They say sin makes you stupid; sometimes the effect (whether it's stupidity or something else) is on other people, as suggested by the case of Prof. Luke Timothy Johnson in this exchange with our own Eve, wherein the Scripture scholar (that would be Prof. Johnson) throws over the authority of Scripture rather than face the admittedly grievous prospect of a serious rift with his daughter.

For the good-parts version, courtesy of Fr. Neuhaus, click here and scroll down.