Monthly Archives: September 2016

Canto 13: The Wise Suspend Judgment

By Nicolas Dube To borrow a line from another Dantista, there is an initial question as to whether being awarded Paradiso 13 is an onore or an onere (‘honor’ or ‘onus’). The canto has the reputation of being one of

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Canto 10: The Nature of Wisdom

By Bill Cook Paradiso 10 is the first of four cantos where Dante describes his experience in the Circle of the Sun. Let’s remember that in the Ptolemaic universe, the sun is the middle one of the seven planets (Moon,

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Canto 9: The Harmony of Mercy and Justice

By Caitlin Bootsma In Canto 9, we find ourselves still in the sphere of Venus—a curious place that is in Paradise, though far from its heights. This particular location gives Dante an opportunity to see how justice and mercy are

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Canto 8: The Providence of God Will Provide for Us

By Deacon Tony Amato Above the main doors of my seminary, Theological College, at the Catholic University of America, you will see an inscription in Latin which reads: Providentia Dei nos providebit (‘The Providence of God will provide for us’).

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