Saturday, December 20, 2014

Elder Sophrony

Drawing Closer to the Mother of God, Part 2

Interview with Fr. Deacon John Chryssavgis

Le Figaro Interview with Cardinal Burke

Rorate Caeli: Le Figaro on the Vatican "Secret War" - Cardinal Burke's interview to Le Figaro

Una Voce Austria Interview with Cardinal Burke

Here (via NLM)

Amiran Goglidze

Friday, December 19, 2014

More Different Interpretations of Pope Francis

Chiesa: Bergoglio’s Pendulum, Between Capitalism and Revolution

Marxist, libertarian, Peronist. They have applied the most disparate labels to him. The contrasting judgments of the Acton Institute and the “Friends of Pope Francis”

by Sandro Magister

The Healing

Discernment of Spirits...

Miracle Attributed to St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon

When Will They Give Up Luther and Embrace the Church Fathers?

Overstepping His Authority?

Or does the good of the Church universal require that all Christians celebrate Pascha on the same date?

Shameless Popery: Pope Victor and the Second-Century Papacy

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Amiran Goglidze

Part 8 of the Series on St. Silouan the Athonite

Salve Regina

Liturgy - Source of Missionary Life of the Church

NLM: EWTN Interview with Cardinal Burke and Bishop Rey - Sacra Liturgia - VIDEO

And yet one can ask whether conservatism of hieratic Latin as the language of the liturgy (for non-Latin speaking peoples) is compatible with the missionary spirit.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Metropolitan Kallistos on the Theologian

A New URL for Living Latin Language

Latinitatis Corpus, Reginaldo Procuratore

Dominicans and Study

Alistair Stewart on His New Book

Alistair Stewart: “Ecumenism and the Question of Apostolic Succession”

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

More Than Polemic

How the Traditional Latin Mass Fosters More Active Participation than the Ordinary Form by Peter Kwasniewski

The contributors and readers of Pray, Tell could write a response but I don't know if they would risk giving "validation" by engaging the arguments.

I still think the physical postures of the faithful for the EF were reduced over the years but it might be difficult to convince Latin traditionalists (or Latins in general) to get rid of pews to allow greater mobility. There's nothing in the piece about vocal or sung responses by the faithful (a need to preserve the Low Mass as a legitimate option?).

Who are you calling a Pharisee?

“Rigidity is a sign of a weak heart”

At this morning’s mass in St. Martha’s House, Francis spoke about the “discipline” of the doctors of the law that is “rigid on the outside”, recalling how some were scandalised when Pius XII freed faithful from the Eucharistic fast
And sometimes, I confess something to you, when I have seen a Christian, a Christian of that kind, with a weak heart, not firm, not fixed on the rock—Jesus – and with such rigidness on the outside, I ask the Lord: ‘But Lord, throw a banana peel in front of them, so that they will take a good fall, and feel shame that they are sinners, and so encounter You, [and realize] that You are the Saviour. Many times a sin will make us feel shame, and make us encounter the Lord, Who pardons us, as the sick who were there and went to the Lord for healing.
What happened to "Who am I to judge?"

Well, Maybe Not Every Profession

It may be encouraging at the pastoral level but it does need some elaboration...

Metropolitan Kallistos Granted Honorary Doctorate

Ceremony of awarding degree of Doctor Honoris Causa to Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia takes place at Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Post-Graduate Studies

Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on awarding a degree of Doctor Honoris Causa of Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Post-Graduate Studies to Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diocleia

The Cult of the Pope

A Note on Our Modern Celebrity Papacy by Rachel Lu

Kardinaal Koch: 'Politek Droeg Bij Tot Kloof Tussen Oost En West'


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Divine Liturgies, 141214


How underdeveloped is mereology (the study of parts) by neo-Thomists and neo-Aristotelians in their physics and metaphysics and their understanding of substance?