Saturday, December 14, 2013

Mathematical Models...

Nature: Simulations back up theory that Universe is a hologram by Ron Cowen
A ten-dimensional theory of gravity makes the same predictions as standard quantum physics in fewer dimensions.

A book
The Holographic Principle

Friday, December 13, 2013

Pravmir: Contextual and Pastoral by Archpriest Michael Oleksa
An Essay on the 30th Anniversary of the Repose of Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Pravmir: The 30th Anniversary of the Repose of Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann

His last homily.
How can there be "decentralization" within the Western patriarchate (the model being used here for convenience, not because it necessarily corresponds to ecclesial reality - we could just say the Roman-rite churches) if the metropolitans and bishops don't do what they can now, with the authority they've always had, to reform their dioceses first (and if necessary, to create new dioceses from within old ones)? How can members of a national conference of bishops discuss "national" questions if they do not even properly understand the problems besetting the local church?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Rorate Caeli: For the record: The stunning situation of the Franciscans of the Immaculate
Apostolic Commissioner: problem with FI is its "crypto-lefebvrian and definitely traditionalist drift"
* Seminary closed * no ordinations for one year * ordinands must take an oath accepting the Novus Ordo

Bishop of Rome as Universal Teacher?

A proof text which applies not only to the apostles collectively but to Peter singularly? Matthew 28: 19-20 Euntes ergo docete omnes gentes, baptizantes eos in nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, docentes eos servare omnia, quaecumque mandavi vobis. Et ecce ego vobiscum sum omnibus diebus usque ad consummationem saeculi.


Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir Presents "Blessed are the Peacemakers" - November 30, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

CNA: Focolare Movement asks that founder's cause be opened
Chiesa: Liturgical Reform, a History to Rewrite
Half a century after “Sacrosanctum Concilium,” all of the preparatory texts are being made available to the general public for the first time. For a new comparison with the ways in which that document has been put into practice

The Federalist Option of the Bishop of Rome
More autonomy for the national episcopal conferences. And more room for different cultures. The two points on which “Evangelii Gaudium" most distinguishes itself from the magisterium of the previous popes

The Good Shepherd