Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Dr Anna Silvas on Amoris Laetitia

via a comment at Fr. Hunwicke:

Dr Silvas currently resides in Armidale, NSW, and is a member of the Romanian Greek Catholic Church, in union with Rome. She is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in the School of Humanities at the University of New England, Australia, and also a Professorial Adjunct Professorial Fellow at the Australian Catholic University, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Her undergraduate studies were in Greek and Latin, Hebrew and Aramaic/Syriac. Her research has concentrated on late antiquity, particularly on the Cappadocian Fathers, the development of Christian monasticism, the spirituality of ascetic women in early and medieval Christianity. Her published works include translation of ancient literature as well as monographs. Her magnum opus was a first critical edition of the Syriac Questions of the Brothers. She has also been associated with the JP Institute for Marriage and Family in Melbourne, where she is a sessional lecturer in the Catholic Tradition of sexuality, marriage and family.


The Jesus Prayer


Monday, May 23, 2016

Eastern Christian Books: Seven Ecumenical Councils

Eastern Christian Books: Seven Ecumenical Councils
Rorate Caeli: One is Simon, the other is Peter? - Gänswein: Papacy was changed in 2013 into an "expanded" Petrine Office with two members. - Does this confirm the Socci-Messori thesis of a papal diarchy? -- column by Edward Pentin

By What Power of the Bishop of Rome?

Rorate Caeli: False Collegiality: Full Text of new Rule demanding Bishops consult with Vatican before erecting Diocesan Institutes, and Our Comment

What does not pertain to the Church Universal? Why should a diocesan bishop have the final say over whether a woman can become a consecrated virgin? Isn't her vocation a gift to the Church Universal? Maybe some dicastry in the Roman Curia should have a voice in approving her.

Because marriage is a gift to the Church Universal...


Sunday, May 22, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Do Christians have a political identity?

That is, does membership in a political community have any moral relevance?

There should be an ordering of our actions based on the good of the political community -- modern Catholic "social justice" proponents may even agree that there is an order of charity. But there will be disagreements in our judgment of particulars: what is to be considered a community, whether this group of people is a community, whether this community has the same group identity as another, and so on.

What is to be done in the absence of any real membership?
Chiesa: The Four Hooks On Which Bergoglio Hangs His Thought

They have been his guiding criteria ever since he was young. And now they inspire his way of governing the Church. Here they are for the first time, analyzed by a philosopher and frontier missionary

Aidan Hart on the Training of Iconographers

Thursday, May 19, 2016


More Naturalistic

but for me, still an icon and not just religious art.

Putting on Christ

To Live Truly

CWR: Fr. Alexis Toth, Bishop John Ireland, and the Grace of Reconciliation by Anthony E. Clark, Ph.D.
The history of the "two lungs" of the Catholic Church in the United States has been marked, at times, by acrimony, misunderstanding, and controversy.

Puissance de Dieu chez Saint Thomas d'Aquin par Pasquale Porro Journées thomistes