Saturday, June 29, 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Eastern Christian Books: Developments in Byzantine Chant

I don't think I will change all of the "chant" tags to "plainchant" even though it would be better to do so... removing tags used to be easier.

Anyone Know Ukrainian?

An essay by an Ukrainian [Catholic] bishop emeritus "On Uniatism" - ЄПИСКОП ВАСИЛЬ ЛОСТЕН. ПРОБЛЕМА "УНІАТИЗМУ"

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sandro Magister: The Hundred Days of Francis and the Enigma of the Empty Chair
His sudden refusal to listen to the Ninth Symphony of Beethoven offered for the Year of Faith is the seal on the beginning of a pontificate that is difficult to decipher. The success that he enjoys in the media has a reason and a cost: his silence on the crucial political questions of abortion, euthanasia, homosexual marriage

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Catholic Apologetics Academy turned out to be more enjoyable and educational than I had expected, and it was definitely a good opportunity for Catholics to meet and socialize with other similar-minded Catholics living in the Bay Area. I wish I had taken greater advantage of that opportunity. There were a few parents there who were aware of the state of Catholic schools in the diocese of San Jose. May they receive wisdom and strength as they seek to bring about change. The talks by Ken Hensley on sola fide and sola scriptura were very informative. He doesn't write much as he prefers teaching (live); his contrast between the two models of faith was one I had not heard before.

faith-->obedience-->blessing (a pattern found in the OT and repeated in the preaching of the NT) [the Catholic model]
faith-->blessing-->obedience [the Protestant model]