Thursday, December 31, 2015
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Indulgences and Purgatory? Francis Has Mothballed Them
They were constituent elements of all the jubilees. But not of this one. The pope isn’t talking about them anymore, as if they would overshadow the absolute primacy of mercy
Friday, December 25, 2015
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If Sacred Tradition is not to be identified with neo-scholasticism or Latin theologoumena, then maybe it isn't so difficult to figure out what is in continuity and what is not.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
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Sunday, December 20, 2015
Eastern Christian Books: Formation of the Syriac Churches: an Interview with Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent
Is the use of poetry and figurative language in Syriac theology culturally linked to the use of the same in the Old Testament? A Semitic preference for that approach? Or the absence of a developed philosophical tradition?
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Der Weihnachtsbaum auf dem Petersplatz hat zwei Spitzen, eine für Papst Franziskus und eine für Papst em. Benedikt, wie die Pfälzer ihren Baum beschreiben. Er kommt aus Bayern, genauer gesagt aus dem Bistum Regensburg, daher hat die Delegation auch den bayerischen, emeritierten Papst Benedikt getroffen.Posted by Radio Vatikan on Saturday, December 19, 2015
Friday, December 18, 2015
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Gender Ideology, the Synod of Bishops, and Feminism By Erika Bachiochi
Rorate Caeli: Final Report of the Synod of Bishops now Fully Available in English - here
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
(I see pews in other photos of the temple!)
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
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Sunday, December 13, 2015
In mid-February Pope Francis will go to Chiapas, where hundreds of deacons with their wives are pushing to be ordained as priests. And in the Amazon as well the turning point seems to be near. It was all written down in the agenda of Cardinal Martini
What is the relationship of the bishops to canon law? Is there just one theory of ecclesiastical law? Would it be possible for a bishop to overwrite the canon law of the patriarchate of Rome with a law applicable only in his diocese? (e.g. could a bishop permit the ordination of married men for his diocese only and thus abrogate canon law within his own diocese? What is the (theory of the) relationship between the patriarch and the other bishops? And is that of Sacred Tradition?
Related: The Other Chiapas. Indigenous Clergy Yes, But Celibate
From myth to facts. In the Mexican diocese that Francis will visit in February ordinations to the priesthood are blossoming again, while the campaign for married priests is wilting. A letter from the bishop
A note on clemency?
and Nostra Aetate (3): the post-Conciliar liturgical Magisterium
From today: Supersession and Sacrifice
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Not sure if his gloss on Luther's teaching on justification is justified. ("haha")
December 10, 2015
An interview with Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
Andrea Gagliarducci, CNA
Ancient Apologetics and the New Evangelization by Carl E. Olson
An interview with Rev. Nicholas L. Gregoris, managing editor of The Catholic Response magazine, about his new book "Faith of the Early Church"
Friday, December 11, 2015
The final report proposes a “new way” for pastors to accompany remarried divorcées—one that can only result in changing uncertain consciences into erroneous ones.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Pope Francis' encyclical on care for creation begins with Eastern Orthodox thought and in the concluding paragraphs returns to the Christian East again
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
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Thursday, December 03, 2015
Chiesa: A Jubilee By Popular Acclaim
Mercy for all except the hierarchical Church, too closed-off and backward to deserve the pope’s forgiveness. But in the meantime two cases with uncertain outcomes have exploded: the trial of Balda and Chaouqui and the clash with the supreme court of Chile
At least we have the Anglican Ordinariates.
The Major Archbishop isn't going to buck the "leadership" of Rome.
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
A Catholic Answers forum thread
Discovering the Hidden Reality: A Journey into Christian Mystical Prayer
A Roman Catholic's Journey to Eastern Catholicism: Part 2 God's Voice Thunders!
A guide to the season of preparation for Christmas. With the best of the preaching of Benedict XVI and with links to all the liturgical chants of the upcoming Sundays and feasts
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Announcing the 2016 St. Albert the Great Summer Theology Program in Norcia, Italy: "The Transcendent Christ: St. Paul's...Posted by St. Albert the Great Center for Scholastic Studies on Sunday, November 29, 2015
Monday, November 30, 2015
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to be made available online on youtube...
Saturday, November 28, 2015
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Related: Vultus Christi: Pius XII on “exaggerated and senseless antiquarianism” (commenting on some of the new French religious communities)
Issued by the bishop, on the behalf of a divorced and remarried member of his diocese, after a careful examination of his case according to the norms promulgated by the pope. This is the proposal of an Australian theologian to remedy the current confusion
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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From 2009: When patristic scholarship packs a punch - In the Shadow of the Incarnation: Essays on Jesus Christ in the Early Church in Honor of Brian E. Daley, S.J. edited by Peter W. Martens (Google Books)
Thursday, November 19, 2015
This is what African cardinal Robert Sarah maintains in his book “God or Nothing” and in the discussion that has followed. An exclusive preview of his remarks in the next issue of “L'Homme Nouveau”
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
A biting critique of the address with which Pope Francis has given the Italian Church its marching orders, appealing to the “people” against the bishops. The author: Professor Pietro De Marco