Tuesday, January 22, 2019

That There Is None Being Exercised to Deal with the Problem Properly

CAR: What the Bishop Zanchetta case tells us about Church leadership by Christopher R. Altieri
It is possible to come to the very edge of telling of falsehood, while still telling the technical truth. Church leaders have gotten very good at this.

Phyllis Zagano

Crisis: The Gnostic Feminism of Phyllis Zagano by REV. DWIGHT LONGENECKER

How do you solve a problem like Francis?

LifeSite: Vatican doubles down: denies Pope knew of sexual allegations against Argentine bishop

"Thomas Aquinas and the Church Fathers"

Biblical Thomism: Information regarding the International Conference “Thomas Aquinas and the Church Fathers”, Torun, April 4-6, 2019

Fr. Wojciech Giertych, OP on Moral Theology

The Imperial Episcopacy

Given the development of the monoepiscopate and sin, was it inevitable that the centralization of episcopal power/authority would occur in the patriarch? How is such an arrangement (created through positive law or by concession by the "subordinate" bishops) to be prevented from becoming some sort of tyranny? Synodality? Withdrawal from the synod or non-acceptance of a decision?

What is the basis of thinking of a national (or political) grouping of churches as a "particular Church"?

What are the disadvantages of churches being organized along ethnic or political divisions? (And the advantages?)

Related:
Congregation for Clergy: PRIESTS IN THE EARLY CHURCH AND IN VATICAN II

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Who is corrupting Spain?






More with Patrick Deneen





More Cover-Ups

CNA: Former vicar: Vatican already knew about sexual abuse allegations against Argentine bishop

More On the PCED Decision

CWR Dispatch: Pope Francis continues curial shakeup: suppresses Ecclesia Dei commission, moves Sistine Chapel Choir by Christopher R. Altieri
The main issues facing the Vatican and the SSPX are doctrinal in nature, so it makes sense to have the principal organ for dialogue with the SSPX directly under the purview of the curial dicastery responsible for doctrine.

Singing His Song

Saturday, January 19, 2019

How Catholics Can Realize the Royal Priesthood of the Laity and Rebuild a Church in Crisis



The Catholic Church in Crisis

Lord Have Mercy

May some good come out of the current mess.



Metropolitan Epiphanius Attends Presentation of Book, Dialogue Heals Wounds by Head of Ukrainian Catholic Church His Beatitude Sviatoslav

A Pedagogical Question

If a school has co-education, when is the right time to end it? At the age of reason (between 7 and 8 years old), so second or third grades? Or at the beginning of puberty (which can be as low as 9 years of age if stressors are present, otherwise 11 to 13), 6 to 8 grade? Or somewhere in that range? It seems middle school (6 to 8) is a convenient point for dropping co-education, but perhaps it should be done at an earlier age, like at 9 years.

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on Synodality and Primacy

OrthoChristian: SYNODALITY AND PRIMACY IN THE ORTHODOX CHURCH
From the Keynote Address by Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware of Diokleia) at the IOTA Inaugural Conference, 9-12 January 2019 in Iasi, Romania
Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware)

What is the aim of every council? It is, through the exercise of collective discernment, to attain a common mind. Yet this common mind is not simply the sum total of the convictions of the various participants.
OrthoChristian: THE SUCCESSION OF ELDERS: FROM VALAAM MONASTERY TO THE PSKOV CAVES MONASTERY by Nadezhda Shelepova

At the Pskov Caves Monastery, Elder Hippolytus absorbed the monastic tradition of both the Valaam and the Pskov Caves elders. They guided and taught by the example of their good deeds, which is much more effective than just verbal instructions.

PCED Suppressed



Rorate Caeli

Beyond Liberalism: Patrick Deneen and Bill Kauffman

Friday, January 18, 2019

St. Genevieve of Paris

OrthoChristian: ST. GENEVIEVE OF PARIS
Commemorated January 3/16
The next morning the holy Bishop presented her with a medallion engraved with a cross and asked her never to wear another ornament but the Ornament of God's Grace through the Holy Spirit.

Beauty and Meaning Today



(via Byz TX)

Thursday, January 17, 2019

New from Ignatius Press

For Love of My People I Will Not Remain Silent: On the Situation of the Church in China by Cardinal Joseph Zen

Written by a Latin Apologist

So I do not expect there to be any deviation from received Latin opinion regarding the office of the pope.

CWR Dispatch: New book addresses key questions about Church’s teaching authority by Paul Senz
“The impact of the Magisterium is powerfully felt today,” says apologist Jimmy Akin, author of Teaching With Authority, “as illustrated by stories constantly appearing in the media about what popes and bishops have said. “

The Society for Aristotelian Studies

New name, new website... The Society for Aristotelian-Thomistic Studies.