Friday, October 31, 2014

Something for All Hallow's Eve

St. Luke

A Conference in Memory of Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

Thursday, October 30, 2014

People as Liturgical Beings, Part 2

Here - Part 1.

The English translation of the final document of the Synod

The Synod according to Jesuit periodical La Civiltà Cattolica

Photos of the Patriarch of Alexandria Visiting the Patriarch of Moscow


Looks Like the Kolbe Center Is Still Operational

Divine Liturgy in ancient Russian hymnody / Божественная Литургия древнерусских распевов

Metropolitan Ambrosios of Korea: Conference on the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

What is the Future of the CDF?

A theological advisory board to help the bishop of Rome ascertain the orthodoxy of things, sure. But having the competence to judge over the Universal Church?

Müller: “I want dialogue and teamwork in my Congregation”

Another Video Featuring the Orientale Lumen Foundation

Haven't been keeping up with these...

Cosmic Origins,

Patriarch of Alexandria Visits Russia

Two on Byzantine Christian Burial

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pope Francis

Zenit riding on the coattails of Opus Dei...

Bishop Grech on the Gospel of the Family

Benedict XVI


Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on Mission, Again

The “Evangelii Gaudium” of Pope Emeritus Benedict

Ratzinger has broken his silence once again. To caution that a dialogue that renounces the truth “is lethal” to the propagation of the Christian faith. And therefore also to the spread of that “joy of the Gospel” which is in the program of Pope Francis

From Damian Thompson, several months ago...
Revealed: the Pope's war with the Vatican
Francis is firmly set on dealing with the Curia bureaucrats who did for Benedict XVI

Christ Healing the Blind Man

Was this really pastorally necessary?

Pope Francis: ‘Evolution … is not inconsistent with the notion of creation’ (via Call Me Jorge)

Some Thomists have taken a similar line regarding the possibility of some version of "theistic evolution" or another, but it just makes the Roman Church look bad to engage in dialectic poorly.

Catholics still trying to be "scientifically" respectable...

The Origins of Byzantine Iconography

Ruthenian Renaissance

Overseas... NCReg

And then there's this...
Holy Cross Cathedral in Uzhhorod, locally known as the “Ruthenian Church,” passes with flying colors.

Art students from Lviv sit high on wooden scaffolding, restoring paintings on walls by the altar, while faithful in the pews intone the Rosary.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Kyrie eleison.

NCReg: Church Mourns Death of Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete, Priest and Scientist
The 73-year-old priest was the spiritual director in the United States for the Communion and Liberation movement.

Photos from Fr. Corwin's Ordination

Icons and Lipstick Don't Mix

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom - Prayer In The Christian Life

Sunday, October 26, 2014

On the Love for God and Neighbor

Divine Liturgies, 141027

Beauty, Mystery and the Jesus Prayer


On Catholic Faith, Missions, and Other Religions

Rorate Caeli: First Major Text of Benedict XVI Ratzinger following resignation
- On Catholic Faith, Missions, and other Religions - Full translation by Rorate

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom - Men & Women At The Church

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Another Meeting

One His Way Out?

The Pope's Liturgical Schedule for November

Schönstatt Apostolic Movement

Truth or Ultramonate Hype?

Maybe they'd have a wider audience if they were more accessible stylistically and verbally.

Armenian Liturgy for the Pontifical Oriental Institute

How Is This Not Cultural Relativism?

It seems to me to go beyond prudential considerations.

The German Position
“Cultural difference” vs. Christian cultus by Matthew Schmitz

Are Latin Conservatives Right to Be Concerned?

Francis’ Patient Revolution by Sandro Magister
There was no agreement at the synod on homosexuality and divorce, but in the end it will be the pope who decides. And he already has in mind the changes he wants to introduce, or rather is already putting them into practice. A commentary by Paul Anthony McGavin

From Fr. Hunwicke: Professor Roberto de Mattei and Papal authority and Francis on the Petrine Ministry

Rod Dreher: On Resisting Pope Francis to his Face

"What the Natural Sciences Do Not Explain"

Friday, October 24, 2014

Some Familiar Faces

Orientale Lumen Foundation

Theologizing as an Eastern Catholic after Orientalium ecclesiarum

Playlist for the Conference: Vatican II Decree on the Eastern Catholic Churches at the Sheptytsky Institute.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

John Searle for the DSPT

"Liturgical Animals"

A Protege of Both Kasper and Martini?

Aude Sapere 006 – Meet Archbishop Bruno Forte (via Pertinacious Papist)

Coffee with Sister Vassa, Episode 39

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Eastern Christian Books: Trashing Heretics on Twitter and Facebook

Eastern Christian Books: Trashing Heretics on Twitter and Facebook

Part 6 of the Series on St. Silouan the Athonite

Two Views of the Synod

Roberto De Mattei: Heading towards the 2015 Synod - Numerical defeats never before witnessed by any Pope

Russell Shaw (who refrains from pointing fingers at the pope): The Synod and the Media: Culpable Naïveté or Shrewd Calculation?

At the Synod and After, Revolving Door for Homosexuals by Sandro Magister
First admitted with full honors, then driven out again. This is the way it seemed from how the discussions unfolded. But here’s what really happened. Martin Rhonheimer takes stock of the question

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


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

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"

Friday, October 17, 2014

Relatio Texts


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

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

First Divine Liturgy - St. Pope Kerollos VI Coptic Church

St. Sabbas's Monastery

Ground Blessing Ceremony

Thursday, October 09, 2014

St. Sergius

Vatican Insider Updates on the Synod

Synod is split on issue of divorce
Fisichella on how to break the deadlock over remarried divorcees
“Premarital courses need to be stricter”


Orthodox Priest's Vestments Dressed for Glory

Part 5 of the Series on St. Silouan the Athonite

Catholic Theological Union Duns Scotus Lecture: Paul Moses

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: “Show us the Father” – How The Father May or May Not be Depicted in Orthodox Iconography

Eastern Christian Books: Married Eastern Catholic Priests

Eastern Christian Books: Married Eastern Catholic Priests

Eastern Christian Books: Popes Ancient and Modern

Eastern Christian Books: Popes Ancient and Modern

Canon G. A. Simon's Commentary for Benedictine Oblates

NLM: Classics of the Liturgical Movement: Canon Simon's Commentary on the Rule by Peter Kwasniewski

The Dominican Option

C. C. Pecknold

Weighing the Authority of CST

New Material on Pius XII

I Hope Not

Roberto de Mattei on Trent

A counter to the article mentioned by Sandro Magister.

SYNOD AND TRUTH - or, How a Holy See Journal Created a Historical Deception on Trent to Favor Kasper

Two from Vultus Christi

Saint Francis and the Liturgy
The Holy Face in Franciscan Spirituality

Monday, October 06, 2014

Second Marriages

Chiesa: Second Marriages in Venice for “La Civiltà Cattolica”

In support of the ideas of Cardinal Kasper, the magazine with the papal imprimatur dusts off a concession granted by the Council of Trent for Catholics in the Greek islands under Venetian rule, some of whom remarried according to the Orthodox rite

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Friday, October 03, 2014

Why is Vatican Radio Giving Him So Much Publicity?