Saturday, May 23, 2015

Photos of the Armenian Divine Liturgy at CUA

New pictures, His Holiness Karekin II Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians celebrated the Pontifical Divine...

Posted by Our Lady of Fatima Russian Byzantine Catholic Church on Friday, May 22, 2015

The Ascension and the Eternal Liturgy

An excerpt from The Wellspring of Worship by Fr. Jean Corbon.

Something on Fr. Jean and his contribution to the Catechism of the Catholic Church: The Holy Spirit and the Church in the Liturgy by Cassian Folsom

I wonder though, if Fr. Bouyer would agree with this, or Fr. Corbon; or is Fr. Cassian makes this assertion because of a commitment to the scholastic doctrine of appropriations?
Each person of the Most Holy Trinity pours himself out upon the Church in a kenosis of self-giving. The Church, in her celebration of the liturgy, responds in kind; by blessing the Father, by clinging to Christ as the Bride clings to her Bridegroom and as the Body is joined to its Head, and by cooperating with the Holy Spirit in a joint activity of preparation, remembrance, transfiguration and communion. Because we are flesh and blood, God in his mercy has so ordered the economy of our salvation that this divine communion with him should take place not in the realm of subjective fancy, but in the objective celebration of the divine mysteries. In the liturgy, the "Yes" of God to man encounters the "Yes" of man to God: the divine initiative meets Marian consent.

From what I've read of Fr. Bouyer's trinitarian theology, I don't think he would agree.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Mozarabic Liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica

NLM: Pictures of the Mozarabic Mass in St Peter’s Basilica by Gregory DiPippo

Rome Reports

The Mystery of the Ancient Mozarabic Mass by Peter De Trolio III

Metropolitan Hilarion in the PRC

В Китае впервые за полвека рукоположат православного священникаО рукоположении в священный сан этнического китайца дог...

Posted by Митрополит Иларион Алфеев (Metropolitan Hilarion) on Monday, May 18, 2015


Posted by Митрополит Иларион Алфеев (Metropolitan Hilarion) on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

DECR CHAIRMAN COMPLETES HIS VISIT TO CHINAOn 17 May 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow...

Posted by Митрополит Иларион Алфеев (Metropolitan Hilarion) on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

""For the first time in 60 years, the People’s Republic of China has authorised the ordination of Chinese Orthodox priests.""

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Veneration of Icons

Read. This. Poetry!

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Friday, May 22, 2015
About that Canonization of John XXIII: Just a Minute, Now by Christopher A. Ferrara

Mr. Ferrera quotes Cardinal Amato:

For such a canonization, according to the teaching of Benedict XIV, three elements are required: an ancient tradition of devotion, the constant and common attestation of trustworthy historians on the virtues or martyrdom, and the uninterrupted fame of miracle.

If these conditions are satisfied—again according to the teaching of pope Prospero Lambertini [Benedict XIV]—the supreme pontiff, by his authority, can proceed with the “canonization equivalent”… without any definitive formal sentence, without any preliminary juridical process, without having carried out the usual ceremonies.

This would certainly be a better justification for canonizing someone; but is infallibility involved if the pope does not have the authority on his own to declare someone a saint for the Church Universal but only for his patriarchate? Rather, he could only recognizing someone to be a saint for the Church Universal if such a cult existed universally? And do patriarchs of particular churches participate in the charism of infallibility when they declare someone to be a saint for their church?

The Parish as the Locus of Living Out the Lay Vocation

Encountering Christ in the Parish: Avoiding a Post-Parish Ecclesiology by Timothy O'Malley

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Zenit Article on Norcia

Monks Who Brought Chant Back to St. Benedict’s Birthplace Release AlbumYoung community presents life of Mary in “Benedicta: Marian Chant From Norcia”

Posted by Zenit News Agency on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Faith and the Common Good

Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI wrote the introduction to Cardinal Bertone's new book, “La fede e il bene comune. Offerta...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Perhaps a Bit Too Optimistic

Canonization of Palestinian Nuns Is Sign of Hope for Middle EastFr. Rif'at Bader Says Soon To Be Canonized Saints 'Represent a Model of Perfection for Christians, Jews, Muslims Alike'

Posted by Zenit News Agency on Friday, May 15, 2015

CUA ______?

Kiko Argüello, Carmen Hernandez Receive Honorary Doctorate from Catholic University of AmericaInitiator of...

Posted by Zenit News Agency on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Rerum Novarum

Pope Leo XIII has gone down in history as the first pope ever to have written a social encyclical. It was 1891 and the...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, May 15, 2015

The encycylical letter of Pope Leo XIII, Rerum novarum, considered the founding document of the Church's social doctrine in modern times, was promulgated on May 15th, 1891.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, May 15, 2015

Canonization of 4 Women Religious

In a little over a half hour, Mass with Pope Francis with the canonization of four new saints begins in St Peter's Square. Don't miss...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, May 17, 2015 put together this photo album - with the full text of Pope Francis' homily for the canonization Mass this past Sunday.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, May 18, 2015

Pope Francis' Homily at Canonizations of Four Blesseds"To abide in God and in his love, and thus to proclaim by our...

Posted by Zenit News Agency on Sunday, May 17, 2015

Pope Francis: Homily for Mass and Canonization
Pope Francis canonized four women religious on Sunday, all 19th century nuns who worked in education

Sergio Bernadini and Domenica Bedonni

From the Pontifical Council for the Family, a profile of Sergio Bernardini and Domenica Bedonni, an Italian couple that...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, May 17, 2015

Santa Galla in Rome

Icons, but are they mere decoration?

The Archbishop of Montevideo, Uruguay, Cardinal Daniel Fernando Sturla Berhouet, took possession of his titular church, Santa Galla, in Rome on Sunday. Here are some photos of the celebration.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, May 18, 2015
Vatican Insider: On "bishop-pilots" and re-evaluating the role of the laity by ANDREA TORNIELLI

Francis’ speech to the Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI) touched on some points that are core for the Italian Church, starting with his invitation to bishops not to “remote control” Catholics working in the social and political spheres

Pope Francis renewed his condemnation of the practice and culture of corruption on Monday. The Holy Father’s...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, May 18, 2015

Pope Francis addressed the opening session of the Italian Bishops' Conference on Monday afternoon. Catholic News Service has details.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, May 18, 2015

Pope Warns Italian Bishops Against Losing JoyTells Them to Always Be Sources of ComfortClick here to read more:...

Posted by Zenit News Agency on Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Vatican Insider: Pier Giorgio Frassati, laico non clericale by Andrea Tornielli

Venticinque anni fa Giovanni Paolo II beatificava il giovane torinese figlio del direttore de «La Stampa», che con il suo modo di vivere la fede ha anticipato il Concilio Vaticano II
Chiesa: Synod. An Unconventional Voice from Argentina by Sandro Magister

A jurist and father of 14 children demolishes Cardinal Kasper’s ideas of in favor of communion for the divorced and remarried, not approved by the synod fathers but already put into practice in many places

Another Photo

Lord, I call upon thee, hear me!

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Old Believers

'Russian Amish': Children of the schism (RT documentary)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Memory Eternal


Father Matthew Baker, a 37-year-old priest who died in a car accident on March 1 while pursuing a doctorate in Orthodox...

Posted by Fordham University on Monday, May 18, 2015

Fordham news
Website for the family.
Rod Dreher

Frederica Mathewes-Green's Latest Book

Bev reviews Frederica Mathewes-Green's new book, "Welcome to the Orthodox Church." She notes that, even though the book is written for non-Orthodox, it is a good read for Orthodox as well!

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Words from Fr. Seraphim Rose

The word heretic may, indeed, be used too frequently today. What do you think?

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Friday, May 15, 2015
Chiesa: Homilies of Pentecost

And of the Ascension, of Trinity Sunday, of Corpus Domini. Models of liturgical preaching from the archive of Benedict XVI

by Sandro Magister

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church

"Hi! My name is Annmarie from Kasigluk, Alaska, and this is Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church"

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Sunday, May 17, 2015

OCA listing

Progress in Prayer

Sincere prayer to God, when perfected, does not even focus anymore on the successful fulfillment of a request.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, May 18, 2015

One of those Photos with a Cute Child

The faith of a child!

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, May 18, 2015


Oxford University Research Archive: Yap, Joaquin Choy, (2003). Word and wisdom in the ecclesiology of Louis Bouyer. DPhil. University of Oxford.

The subject of this study is the ecclesiology of Louis Bouyer of the Oratory. The basic claim of the thesis is that his doctrine of the Church is central to his theological project, second only to his preponderant gaze upon the mystery of the Trinity. Bouyer's ecclesiological vision is specifically driven by the twin motifs of 'Word' and 'Wisdom'. The deep dogmatic material that lies at the heart of his doctrine is the Church's dependence on Christ, who is both Word and Wisdom. The Church is creatura verbi divini and equally creatura sapientiae divinae. It is constituted by the divine Word, and destined by the divine Wisdom for glory and union with God. The combination of a salvation-historical and christologically sacramental 'Word-ecclesiology', and a properly trinitarian and eschatologically oriented 'Wisdom-ecclesiology', is what distinguishes Bouyer's doctrine of the Church.

Chapter One sets the stage for Bouyer's Word-based ecclesiology through an exposition of his reinforced understanding of the 'Word of God'. Chapter Two traces the Word's crucial development into the Christian 'mystery', and finds that it is none other than Jesus Christ and his saving cross. In turn, the mystery must be embodied in the liturgy, in which it is perpetually proclaimed by and actualized hi the Church. Chapter Three then presents Bouyer's Word-ecclesiology in a twofold articulation: the 'Church of the Word' and the 'Word in the Church'. Chapter Four recognizes a second mode of ecclesiological reflection in Bouyer through his Wisdom-motif which penetrates and complements the dominant logocentric perspective. Chapter Five finally argues that Bouyer's construal of the Church's principal actions (liturgical celebration, evangelical witness, and the total life of prayer and Christian discipleship) is consistent with his christological and trinitarian horizon, and that these ecclesial actions respond most appropriately to the divine initiative manifested in the Word and Wisdom.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Chiesa: The Francis of the Media and the Real Francis

Farther and farther apart from each other. The public narrative continues to depict the pope as a revolutionary. But the facts prove the contrary

by Sandro Magister

RT Story on Valaam

Spiritual Journey: Valaam monastery in Russia's far north

Fr. Anthony Messeh - An Introduction to the Jesus Prayer