Thursday, May 14, 2015

The World Beyond Your Head

The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction by Matthew Crawford
His website.
National Review review
Articles at The New Atlantis

I am sympathetic to the book's thesis but I think it will be bad history, focusing on genealogy or intellectual history too much, rather than the social and cultural causes (the rise of the modern nation-state and industrial capitalism) that is the background of certain thinkers.

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Gary Olmstead, Against Kant and Consumerism
Rod Dreher, Is This Man Dr. Evil


Brad Gregory on Human Rights

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

On the Question of Mass Stipends

I remember this being argued at the seminary, with one seminarian holding that the problem of Mass stipends was an argument against concelebration. Apparently, it isn't. Fr. Hunwicke: Benedict XIV on Concelebration and Money and Concelebration.

See also: S Thomas on Concelebration and Pope Innocent III on Concelebration

Nit-Picking

Guest-note: Did one of the main Vatican II documents distort the Words of Our Lord in the Gospel?

John Lamont: "For non-Latinists, this claim (it is a complete sentence in the conciliar document) can be translated as follows: 'For love of God and of neighbour is the first and greatest commandment'. No Latin is needed to realise that this is a flat contradiction of the teaching of Christ. There is a deliberate allusion in Gaudium et Spes 24 to the wording of the divine teaching it is contradicting, as can be seen from looking at the Vulgate text of that teaching..."

The second can be considered a part of first, in so far as the first provides the justification and the motivation for the second.

St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae II II 44, 2:
"The love of God is the end to which the love of our neighbor is directed. Therefore it behooved us to receive precepts not only of the love of God but also of the love of our neighbor, on account of those who are less intelligent, who do not easily understand that one of these precepts is included in the other."

See also II II 25, 1.

An embarrassing critique. Latin traditionalists really should be more circumspect, lest their zeal to conserve what they think to be Catholic teaching leads them to errors such as this. (A poor foundation in theology? Even a good conservative Thomist, or a good Thomist of "strict observance" would no better than to offer this.)
The New Gnosticism of the Homosexual Movement by Robert R. Reilly (via Insight Scoop)

Groundbreaking for St. Elias Church (Brampton)

more great pictures- R. Dashko

Posted by Saint Elias Church Brampton, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

groundbreaking!https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.972647492779520.1073741829.959006327476970&type=1

Posted by Saint Elias Church Brampton, Ontario Canada on Sunday, May 10, 2015

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New photos!http://www.sainteliaschurch.tumblr.com/latestphotos

Posted by Saint Elias Church Brampton, Ontario Canada on Sunday, May 3, 2015

Pascha at St.Elias [2015] Parish in Brampton Ontario Canada.Пасха [2015] в церкві Святого Пророка Божого Іллі в Канадіhttps://youtu.be/veK5g_Wp0Lg

Posted by Saint Elias Church Brampton, Ontario Canada on Saturday, April 25, 2015

PART 2Pascha at St.Elias [2015] Parish in Brampton Ontario Canada.Пасха [2015] в церкві Святого Пророка Божого Іллі в Канадіhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sZn8Ns6F94&feature=em-subs_digest-vrecs

Posted by Saint Elias Church Brampton, Ontario Canada on Thursday, April 30, 2015

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church

Las Vegas -- if I'm ever in Vegas again...

Salutation of the Theotokos at St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Las Vegas.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Contemplation as "Silence"

Seeking Silence: An Interview with Kevin M. Johnson - The Inner Room (FB)

Our current director, Kevin M Johnson was involved in a long interview about silence and The Inner Room with Artur Sebastian Rosman.

Posted by The Inner Room on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

BC

An emphasis on nous; no such thing as Catholic silence or Catholic contemplation? What about Christian contemplation? There is no real mysticism without Christ. Too much of an "interfaith," interdisciplinary approach to contemplation that tries to engage modern Western philosophy as well? I prefer explanations by Fr. Bouyer, Archimandrite Gabriel Bunge or Fr. Jean Corbon. Contemplation is not the same as meditation, though it may make use of it.

The Liturgy Lived: The Divinization of Man | Jean Corbon, O.P. (from The Wellspring of Worship) [excerpt recently republished here]


Dialoguing About Silence

In Pursuit of Silence - FB

We're finally getting around to posting our first trailer that we put together last year. Hope you'll take the time to watch and share. #pursuitofsilence

Posted by In Pursuit of Silence - A Documentary Film on Monday, March 2, 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Toxic Charity

Can certain kinds of charity be toxic?

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, May 11, 2015

Primarily a First World Problem?

Do you want to be healed?

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Eastern Christian Books: On the 50th Anniversary of Ware's The Orthodox Church

Eastern Christian Books: On the 50th Anniversary of Ware's The Orthodox Church

Collect for Mass of Blessed Alvaro

Opus Dei: Collect for Mass of Blessed Alvaro

page, bio, beatification website

San Josemaría habla de Álvaro del Portillo

Damian v. Flores

The Absurdity of Transgenderism: A Stern but Necessary Critique by Carlos D. Flores

The Absurdity of Non-Transgenderism: A Critique of a Critique by Christopher Damian

Brad Gregory Still Eliciting Responses to His Historical Thesis

Don’t Blame the Reformation by Rod Dreher



Volunteer Defenders Union Day in the Mother See



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Monday, May 11, 2015

Homily by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP - Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Apostolic Church

Consecration of Saint Sophia

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sophia in the Nation’s Capital was consecrated yesterday, Sunday, May 10, 2015,...

Posted by Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America on Monday, May 11, 2015

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Check this out! Also, learn about Saint Panteleimon!

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, May 11, 2015

Saints Cyril and Methodius


Part 2

Orthodox Wiki

also remembered today

As for the docudrama that was made...

DVDs available now with English subtitles for Cyril and Methodius. #CyrilandMethodius http://ow.ly/HDvw6
Posted by Cyril and Methodius: The Apostles of the Slavs on Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Cyril and Methodios in Film


Too Much Enthusiasm?

Saint John Paul the Great

Author and Chastity Speaker Jason Evert discusses how to know #SaintJohnPaultheGreat even better through looking at...

Posted by EWTN on Friday, May 8, 2015

Ignatius Press
Lighthouse Catholic Media
Rorate Caeli: The Bergoglio Pontificate: “One Does Not Get Fully Rid of the Impression of Chaos” and “Autocracy” (Interview with Robert Spaemann)

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Catholic-Lutheran dialogue was under the spotlight in the Vatican on Monday as Pope Francis met with the head of the...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, May 4, 2015

Vatican Radio spoke to the Lutheran Archbishop of Uppsala, Antje Jackelén, who is the first female head of the Church of Sweden, after her meeting with Pope Francis on Monday.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Pope Francis on Monday met with the first female head of the Church of Sweden and Archbishop of Uppsala Antje Jackelé...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, May 4, 2015

Upholding the Legacy of Vatican II

The Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin on Tuesday attended a conference at the Pontifical Gregorian University...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Vatican Marketing

The official logo of the Jubilee Year of Mercy!

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Vatican Unveils New Prayer, Logo for Jubilee YearLogo's Theme Is 'Merciful Like the Father' To read the full story,...

Posted by Zenit News Agency on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The upcoming Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy will be a moment of true grace for all Christians and a re-awakening to...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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Pope Francis has composed a special prayer for the Jubilee Year of Mercy which will run from 8 December 2015 to 20...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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Press Conference for the presentation of the Jubilee of Mercy. Watch LIVE now!

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A Meeting with Evangelicals

Pope Meets With Evangelical Pastors From Around the WorldPastor who led group is Giovanni Traettino, whose community...

Posted by Zenit News Agency on Friday, May 8, 2015

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Pope Francis on Thursday afternoon met with a group of Pentecostal pastors in the “Auletta”, a meeting room adjoining the Paul VI Audience Hall.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, May 8, 2015

Pope Francis on Thursday met with a group of Evangelical pastors for a private meeting in a room in the Paul VI Audience Hall.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, May 8, 2015

Pope Francis: Ecumenical Movement Is Taking Great Steps Toward Reconciliation, PeaceAddressing CEC and CCEE, Says...

Posted by Zenit News Agency on Thursday, May 7, 2015

Pope Francis met on Thursday with participants at a joint meeting of the Council of European Bishops Conferences, CCEE,...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Thursday, May 7, 2015

Pope Francis met on Thursday with participants at a joint meeting of the Council of European Bishops Conferences, CCEE,...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Thursday, May 7, 2015

Differences are not inevitable because conversion is still possible.

The fifth session of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission concluded this week with a decision to hold...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Thursday, May 7, 2015
Sandro Magister, The Closed Door of Pope Francis

Since the end of the 2014 synod, he has spoken dozens of times on abortion, divorce, and homosexuality. But he hasn't said a single word more in support of the “openness” demanded by the innovators

Using the Shroud as a Basis for Reconstructing the Appearance of Christ

+++ IL VOLTO DI GESU' DA RAGAZZO:LO HA RICOSTRUITO LA POLIZIA PARTENDO DALLA SINDONEL'esperimento a Roma. Gli...

Posted by Radio Maria on Friday, May 8, 2015

The National Police in Italy have reportedly created a digital image of what they believe Jesus Christ looked like as a young child.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Two in French on Fr. Louis Bouyer

Homélie à l’occasion des funérailles du Père Louis Bouyer par Jean-Marie Lustiger

Le Père Louis Bouyer, un théologien de métier par Falk van Gaver

Sunday, May 10, 2015









Blessed Repose...

Memory eternal! Seraphim reflects on the lives and legacies of Fr. Roman, Fr. Thomas, and Fr. Matthew.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Saturday, May 2, 2015

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“What is a merciful heart? It is a heart on fire for the whole of creation, for humanity, for the birds, for the...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Friday, May 8, 2015

Caption this photo!

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Friday, May 8, 2015

In loving memory of Fr. William Chiganos, who recently fell asleep in the Lord, we have an excerpt from a sermon Fr. William gave in 2009 on the Rich Young Ruler’s question to Christ regarding salvation.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Friday, May 8, 2015

Appointments to the CDF

The Holy Father has appointed our brother, Archbishop Anthony Fisher, OP, to serve as a member of the Congregation for...

Posted by Western Dominican Vocations on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Pope Francis has named two new members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

On Wednesday, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Roland Minnerath of Dijon, France and Archbishop Anthony Colin Fisher OP...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Thursday, May 7, 2015

Christian Vocations

Can you compare the two? Each of these two great callings can be a pathway to God, and both are holy and sacred.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Sunday, May 10, 2015