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John XXIII: Pope of the Conciliar Breakthrough

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

John XXIII: Pope of the Conciliar Breakthrough

Hermann J. Pottmeyer (Translated by John Jay Hughes)

I still remember vividly my first glimpse of Pope John XXIII at a solemn liturgy in St. Peter’s.1 As was then customary, he was carried aloft on the sedia gestatoria, swaying above the heads of the packed crowd, surrounded by all the pomp of the papal court: prelates and chamberlains in their various vestures, officers of different ranks in their elaborate uniforms with halberds and swords; and towering over the pope two gigantic fans of peacock feathers. What I still recall most clearly, however, is the contrast between all this pomp and glory and the central figure. With his peasant simplicity he radiated humor and friendliness. I saw two utterly different worlds: the symbols of power, and the warm humanity of this pope.

His pontificate lasted only five years: 1958 to 1963. People still judge it differently today, according to how they view the Council. Those who are unhappy with the Council view Roncalli as a theologically unsophisticated and politically naïve pope, unable to understand the significance of his actions. Cardinal Siri is supposed to have said that forty years would be insufficient to repair the damage that Pope John had done to the church in four years. On the other side are those who project their own wishes and expectations onto John XXIII, and celebrate him as a reforming pope in ways that have little to do with his actual intentions. In one respect, however, all agree: he was a warm-hearted pastor, without guile, and deeply pious.

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2. Dreams

James R. Currie Indiana University Press ePub

(Fugal Counterpoint)


Shrouded objects are ambiguous. Too easily they can imply the sadness of things not in use, as in the somewhat period-piece image of furniture under dustsheets in summer retreats offseason. But things aren't so devoid of life as such initial impressions might imply, and death, as grief can sometimes make us understand, is not always dead enough. When characters in films find themselves in the unused house trailing their fingers along the shrouded top of the chair, it is frequently a cue for things forgotten to be drawn back close to life. And so the departed beloved stands at the window once more, the warmth of his laughter muted by the coldness of the passed time through which he has traveled to reach us. Already we might tentatively suggest the beginnings of a theory here, that veiling and its attendant practices are less singular actions than exchanges in which an initial gesture, seemingly of subtraction and withdrawal, makes a space available for an emergence: of a gift, since presents after all should be wrapped; or a shock, for a ghost, at least at Halloween, is usually a wailing mystery covered by a sheet.

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Poster and Position Papers

Edited by Ken Ferens, Hamid R. Arabnia, Fernando G. Tinetti CSREA Press PDF

Int'l Conf. on Advances on Applied Cognitive Computing | ACC'17 |




Dr. Ken Ferens

ISBN: 1-60132-449-9, CSREA Press ©



Int'l Conf. on Advances on Applied Cognitive Computing | ACC'17 |

ISBN: 1-60132-449-9, CSREA Press ©

Int'l Conf. on Advances on Applied Cognitive Computing | ACC'17 |


Improving cognitively impaired people by innovative technologies

L. Spiru1,2, I. Turcu1, M. Marzan1, S. A. Sterea1,2

Memory Clinic and Rehabilitation Centre, Ana Aslan International Foundation, Bucharest, Romania


Elias University Clinic of Geriatrics-Gerontology and Old Age Psychiatry, Carol Davila University of

Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania


Abstract - There is a constant concern for innovative solutions able to meet the special motor and/or cognitive needs of old persons. Since 2006, the AAIF’s R&D department is involved in this research area as medical partner and end-user organization. For testing, evaluating and validating advanced-technology-based platform, AAIF has run the local field trials with primary end-users (PEUs)persons with Mild-to-Moderate Dementia (Confidence project), Parkinson Disease (Live Well) or elderly with compensated motor and/or sensory disabilities (Senior TV,

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The Path

Colin Rafferty Break Away Book Club Edition ePub

Now Thomas (called Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I can see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.”

John 20:24–25, N.I.V.

I am a Midwesterner, Kansas City born, and despite living in a half dozen other states in my life, it is that city, split unevenly between Kansas and Missouri, to which I feel most closely bound. I was born in the old St. Mary’s Hospital in downtown Kansas City, in the shadow of the Liberty Memorial, and my parents moved me across the state line the next day to our home in Mission, Kansas, one of the numerous suburbs that spill out from the city.

It is Kansas City where my family circled around during my childhood, moving away for a few years at a stretch, only to return each time, like homing pigeons; Kansas City where I went to school, where I was baptized and confirmed in the same church thirteen years apart, where I had my first kiss and my first heartbreak; Kansas City where I risk nostalgia, risk ignoring the bad, the racial divide of Troost Avenue, the cemetery there holding my mother’s family; Kansas City where I left twelve years ago, returning only as a visitor, my family moving out west while I was in college, leaving only a few relatives—a second cousin here, a great-aunt there, a grandmother beyond the town’s southern border—to remain.

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

1Wandering around Frenchmen Street starting at, say, 7pm, having dinner, listening to music, getting drunk, listening to more music, dancing a bit, seeing who’s playing on the corner of Chartres, scarfing some late-night tacos, then hey! More music!

2Spotting container ships from the banks of the Crescent Park as they meander up the Mississippi.

3Catching dance, puppetry and all manner of stage-based art at the Marigny Opera House.

4Watching music, from punk to bluegrass to hip-hop, on rapidly changing St Claude Avenue.

5Devouring a family-style spicy Sichuan meal with friends at Red's Chinese.

On your first day, wander around the Marigny by walking up Decatur St and onto Frenchmen St. Then head east along Royal St, taking in the architecture and sampling some of the local cafes and restaurants on the way. Your nighttime activity consists of heading back to Frenchmen St to either party, listen to music or both.

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