Saturday, June 20, 2015

An Interview with Fr. Roman Braga

A wonderful interview with Fr. Roman Braga of blessed memory.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Athonite Monasticism

Athonite monasticism by its ascetic striving and prayer keeps open the boundless horizons for perfection and bringing out the true worth of man!

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Purifying Prayer

A short article that is worth reading!

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ignatius Press editorial staff members discuss “Laudato Si”

Insight Scoop: Watch: Ignatius Press editorial staff members discuss “Laudato Si”

Gay Marriage? A Debate (Anscombe Society, Princeton University)

Friday, June 19, 2015

Arges Cathedral and Monastery in Romania

The beautiful Arges Cathedral and monastery in Romania

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Thursday, June 18, 2015

EWTN Bookmark - 2014-6-15 - Abbot Philip Anderson, O.S.B.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Charleston, SC

Here's a beautiful before and after from the iconography in Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Columbia, SC.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Thursday, June 18, 2015

Fighting Emperors of Byzantium

In Fighting Emperors of Byzantium (288pp., Pen and Sword, 2015), Athens-based author and journalist (not to mention...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, June 15, 2015

Fabio de Fabii

Neat tidbit of history from the archive of the Pontifical Gregorian University

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Laudato Si'

The Presentation of Pope Francis' Encyclical "Be praised: on the care of our common home" is about to begin in the...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Thursday, June 18, 2015

Pope Francis’ first encyclical is focused on the idea of ‘integral ecology’, connecting care of the natural world with...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Thursday, June 18, 2015

The following text is a useful guide for an initial reading of the Encyclical. It will help you to grasp the overall...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Encyclical letter Laudato si’ was launched in the Synod Hall of the Vatican on Thursday. Among the presenters was...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Thursday, June 18, 2015

The presentation of the Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis Laudato Si’ included a presentation by Metropolitan John...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Thursday, June 18, 2015

During the presentation of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter Laudato si’, climate scientist Hans Joachim Schellnhuber gave...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Thursday, June 18, 2015

Pope Francis on Twitter: The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Thursday, June 18, 2015

Pope Francis on Twitter: There is an intimate relationship between the poor and the fragility of the planet. #LaudatoSi

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Thursday, June 18, 2015

FSSP Priestly Ordinations 2015

Anscombe Memorial Lecture 2014

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

More Paper


More from the Pontifical Council for the Family...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Rorate Caeli: Op-Ed: "Rome: the Age of Emptiness"
Under these conditions, the October Synod could well seem like an Epiphany...of emptiness. It is very likely that Francis has already found out that the theses of which Cardinal Kasper had been one of the greatest champions, could not lead to a modification of the doctrine of the Church without provoking significant divisions. Some think that he believed, in his somewhat impressionistic theological way, that formulas could be found to open the door to a permission, in a certain number of cases, granted to divorced and remarried persons, to accede to the Sacraments of the Church, by playing mercy against "rigorism", "pastoral" against dogma.
Talked with an IVE seminarian last night and found out the IVE is actually involved with the Cornelio Fabro Project.

EWTN Bookmark - 2014-5-25 - A Kid's Introduction to Physics (and Beyond)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Professor John Finnis, "Patriation and Patrimony: The Path to the Charter"

EWTN Bookmark - 2014-6-22- Dr. Benjamin Wiker - WORSHIPING THE STATE

Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II to Meet Pope Francis

From June 17-20, Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, will be in Rome to...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sandro Magister Did It

Leaked the encyclical, that is. Why? He has been critical of the current pontificate and the confusions that have resulted from the pope's statements and actions.

Fr. Z: No Mercy for Magister

The director of the Holy See Press Office has issued a statement following the unauthorized release of Pope Francis’ latest encyclical.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

One Statement Against Plastic Surgery

NYT: Catholics, Plastic Surgery, and ‘the Truth of the Feminine Self’

Beauty

Beauty is the convincing power of truth. I just love that!

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, June 15, 2015

Men in Black

Why the black attire? This is well explained.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Sunday, June 14, 2015

Who Leaked It and Why?

Italian magazine publishes leaked version of pope’s eco-encyclical

Eastern Christian Books: Asceticism as Cure for Consumerism: An Interview with Fr. Gregory Jensen

Eastern Christian Books: Asceticism as Cure for Consumerism: An Interview with Fr. Gregory Jensen

English Translation of Cardinal Sarah's Article for OR

Rorate Caeli: Exclusive Rorate translation: Cardinal Sarah's article for L'Osservatore Romano on the Traditional Missal and the Paul VI Missal

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Spirit of the "Innovators"

Pray Tell: Archbishop John Quinn in Interview

What are your thoughts on liturgical translations?

I think, first of all, I would raise the question why we need translations. Why is it not possible to have liturgical books fashioned in the country itself? Now I realize that in a world of rapid travel there have to be some common formulations that are used, and that certainly should be kept in mind. But I don’t see why, for example, the prayers of the Mass (e.g., the Collect) have to be a translation of a Roman prayer. They could be formulated in the language of the country. English speakers could prepare their own prayers. If we have to have translations, they should be done and approved by the English-speaking episcopates themselves.

What do you think of our new 2011 missal translation? What are its strengths and weaknesses?

Well I myself, and it is my personal view, think it is not English as we use it. It’s too complicated, it’s very difficult to speak. People can’t understand what is being said, I don’t think. I don’t know that is has any strengths. I find it hard to think of its strengths.

My idea of translation is that you take something in a text and say it the way we say it in English, not that you try to retain the style and structure and flavor of another language.

Eastern Christian Books: John the Damascene

Eastern Christian Books: John the Damascene

Kerygma and Didache

Laudare, Benedicere, Praedicare: Official Hymn of the Jubilee of the Order of Preachers.



Bad Latin music is still being created...

Interpreting Scripture Properly

According to the Church Fathers -- does this book help or hinder a return to the Fathers?

While incorrect biblical interpretation and false images of God are older than Christianity, Benedictine Father Mark Sheridan focuses on how Early Church writers wrestled with the problem.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, June 13, 2015

An Ontology of Love: A Patristic Reading of Dietrich von Hildebrand's "The Nature of Love."