Monday, October 20, 2014

Magister Wrap-Up of the First Part of the Synod

The True Story of This Synod. Director, Performers, Assistants by Sandro Magister

New paradigms of divorce and homosexuality are now at home in the highest levels of the Church. Nothing has been decided, but Pope Francis is patient. An American historian confutes the ideas of “La Civiltà Cattolica”

Includes another response to Jesuit priest Giancarlo Pani by E. Christian Brugger.

Relocalization... for the Church


It's Over, For Now

Fr. Z: Extraordinary Synod on Family is, thanks be to God, over.























Francis: Church has one year to mature. In the meantime, its doors are wide open
Synod approves “relatio synodi”: Remarried divorcees remain a controversial topic
“The Church is open and excludes no one” Synod says in concluding message
Cardinal Marx: Exclusion is not the language of the Church, the debate remains open












Classics of the Liturgical Movement: The Soul of the Apostolate

Eh.




























Commemoration Day of the Apostle Ananias

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Divine Liturgies 141019









The Holy Spirit




Saturday, October 18, 2014

More on Pentin-Kasper

Card. Kasper denies he gave interview. Journalist posts recording of interview.

The audio and transcript.

I'm not surprised Zenit would back down; what Roman Catholic media outlet isn't ultramontane in its sympathies? (You could say that it is just showing some respect to a bishop of the Church, but I think there is more behind Zenit's decision than this...)

Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev in Rome

DECR chairman meets with Pope Emeritus Benedicts XVI and Russia’s ambassador to Vatican
Metropolitan Hilarion meets with president of Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
Metropolitan Hilarion’s interview to Vatican Radio
Metropolitan Hilarion speaks at Plenary session of the Synod of Catholic Bishops in Vatican
Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Pope Emeritus Benedicts XVI and Russia’s Ambassador to Vatican
The Theology of Freedom. Christianity and Secular Power: From the Edict of Milan to the Present

Related:
Rorate Caeli: IMPORTANT: The Backlash Against the Manipulated Synod of Francis
- Snippets from a Rome in Disbelief after 18 Months of Fear Under Pressure
Greeting address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Catholic Bishops on Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization




Cardinal Burke Confirms...

Cardinal Burke to CWR: confirms transfer, praises pushback, addresses controversy over remarks by Cardinal Kasper
What Card. Burke really said to BuzzFeed
Burke confirms: Yes, Pope has demoted me.
"Pope has done a lot of harm by not saying openly what his position is"
Synod "designed to change Church's teaching"
NCR

Friday, October 17, 2014

Relatio Texts














Misc.


Kallistos Ware on Liturgy


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Metropolitan Hilarion Addresses the Extraordinary Synod

Mospat: Greeting address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Catholic Bishops on Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization

Be the Bee - Why You Need a Prayer Rope




More on St. Nicholas Shrine





Fr. Z: ¡Hagan lío! Synod Bishops revolt against leadership and get their way – UPDATE!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Ukrainian Major Archbishop


Two Roberts on the Synod Relatio

De Mattei on the Synod Relatio: "The Need to Resist Heretical Tendencies"
The Need to Resist Heretical Tendencies

Robert George

More: “Relatio” causes a stir in the Synod: it is a preparatory text
Cardinal Burke: Synod's mid-term report "lacks a solid foundation in the Sacred Scriptures and the Magisterium"
Synod turns its attention to same-sex couples
Family: The Synod’s new approach
Mgr. Forte: Guaranteeing gay people’s rights is a matter of respect
What an Amazing Coincidence! Abp. Bruno Forte's Personal "Gayspel" and Italian Politics - Plus: Saint Paul the Apostle versus Forte







Synods are messy. The media quarantine isn’t helping.
Vatican Cardinal Calls For More Transparency At Synod Of Bishops

Monastery of St. John, Patmos


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sr. Vassa on the Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God


Funeral of Fr. Benedict Groeschel


Pontiffs of the Armenian Apostolic and Syriac Orthodox Churches Pray for Peace