Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Theotokos

The Document on Synodality and Primacy

Synodality and Primacy during the First Millennium: Towards a Common Understanding in Service to the Unity of the Church - Panorthodox Synod
Rorate Caeli: Interview with Peter Kwasniewski in Czech Newspaper RC Monitor, on Liturgy, Music, Philosophy, Traditionalism
The Dispatch: Politics and the inherent dilemmas of “liberal democracy”
Instead of the primacy of the contemplative order, modernity elevates the practical order to be supreme. With this abandonment of “being,” it is action that becomes man’s fundamental earthly endeavor.
September 23, 2016 01:30 EST
Brian Jones
The Catholic Herald: Tug of of war over Amoris by Fr. Mark Drew
Catholics are divided over how far Francis wants to change Church teaching regarding the remarried. But does he even have the authority to do so?

Also from Fr. Mark Drew:
The new Orthodox-Catholic agreement is a landmark – but there’s a long way to go
The Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue announced a substantial agreement but healing the historic schism still requires plenty of work

Saturday, September 24, 2016

A Curia in Need of a New Mission

Or is one needed if it is no longer necessary for curial officials to produce documents?

Fine-Tuning the Process?

Opus Dei: Loving God's Will

September 27 is the second anniversary of the beatification of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo. Here is a new installment in the series "Praying with Alvaro del Portillo."

Eastern Christian Books: Primacy and Synodality in Orthodoxy and Catholicism

Eastern Christian Books: Primacy and Synodality in Orthodoxy and Catholicism

Fr.Hunwicke: The Tome of S Leo


Fr. Hunwicke: Bishop Fellay and Mutual Enrichment

It is very much to the Holy Father's credit that, apparently, he has lowered the doctrinal bar for reconciliation, in line with the interesting remarks made by Archbishop Pozzo ... who had (or has a friend who had) clearly been diving into the Conciliar archives and unearthing formal statements made in the aula about the non-binding status of certain documents. And the Pope's statement that he had not spoken infallibly when he performed certain recent canonisations must help reconciliation. Obviously, a formula of canonisation does not fall within the parameters of Pastor aeternus; additionally, there is significance in the changes Pope Francis made in the rites of Canonisation.
Dominican Liturgy: Early Modern Reforms of the Traditional Dominican Rite.

The Wisdom Commentary Series

From Liturgical Press, of course. How many Catholic publishers will survive the cratering of the American economy remains to be seen, but I hope LP is one of the first to go, given its support of heterodoxy.

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Jesuit Archive in Rome

Chiesa: Not Enough Celibate Priests? Make Way For Married Priests

This is the remedy being considered by Cardinal Hummes and Pope Francis for regions with a scarcity of clergy, starting with the Amazon. But there were also few missionaries in 17th-century China, and yet the Church flourished. It’s all in “La Civiltà Cattolica”