Who knew? When Fordham University posted this sample of Thomas Aquinas' handwriting on its page for today's Natural Law Colloquium, it provided needed evidence for something that had been only conjecture up to now: the late mediaeval theologian's writings were obviously transcribed for the printed page by pharmacists.
Several years ago I had a student in my classes who was born in Baghdad and claimed to have grown up speaking both Aramaic and Arabic. Her family are Christian and consider themselves Assyrian, one of the most ancient communities in that part of the world. They had come to Canada some years earlier but had many relatives still in their ancestral Mesopotamian homeland.
Although I am not an academic theologian, I have recently been grappling with a seemingly insuperable problem which for centuries has stumped the best minds in Christendom: How could a good God be so slow to answer a prayer for patience? Proposed solutions may be left in the comments below.