Friday, February 21, 2014

The Personalist Project


Sometimes, all you can do is just wait for a bad idea to run its course and die out.
NLM: The Growing Realization of the Irreparable Failure of the Liturgical Reform
by Peter Kwasniewski

If Fr. Fessio were to come out stating his agreement with the authors cited above, that the reform of the reform is not the path to take (unless it be brought more into conformity with the ancient use?), then the reform of the reform movement in the U.S. is done. (Can it really be called a movement when its adherents are probably fewer by a magnitude or two than traditionalist priests?) Is there any interest in the reform of the reform overseas? Anyway, I don't think Fr. Fessio would ever come out and publicly state this, since it would entail an implicit or explicit criticism of the Pauline reform, and he is a good Jesuit.
The Conversation: After 400 years, mathematicians find a new class of solid shapes

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Way of Humility

Pertinacious Papist: ""

Dom Mark Daniel Kirby Revises His Opinion of the Reform

Let nothing be preferred to the Work of God

(Rorate Caeli)

Related: Father Hugh Somerville-Knapman - The Lament of a Liturgical Loner
Roland's Comments: An historical overview of natural law theory from Budziszewski

Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Coffee with Sister Vassa Ep.18 (Publican&Pharisee/Prodigal Son)

NLM: The Proceedings of Sacra Liturgia 2013, now available

Scholarship Without an Agenda?

Well, Canadians run so what should one expect in the selections they make?
Never thought I'd hear the following from an Orthodox priest, but I did: Fr. Theodore (Greek) gave a "job description" for a husband and some of the requirements included "being obedient to one's wife"; he also seemingly misapplied St. Paul's dictum that Christians should submit to one another to the relationship between husband and wife. (Questionable whether this could be understood as some sort of egalitarianism or just Christian fraternity, characterizing the friendship or agape between members of the same sex.)

I assume the priest has been married for some time - but is his married life sufficient to give support to these principles being laid down as fundamental to Christian morality? Or did he, as a [Greek Orthodox] priest, luck out in the modern marriage market?

Anamnesis Journal: Science and the Restoration of Culture by Wolfgang Smith