Saturday, June 27, 2015

A Necessary Expansion to the Curia?

Pope Francis promulgated on Saturday, 27 June 2015, a Motu Proprio instituting the Secretariat for Communications and nominating Rev. Msgr. Dario Edoardo Viganò as Prefect of the new Secretariat.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, June 27, 2015

Pope Francis Meets Delegration from Patriarch Bartholomew

Pope Francis on Saturday met with a delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Batholomew I, which is in...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, June 27, 2015

Pope Francis on Saturday met with a delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Batholomew I, which is in Rome for the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, which is on Monday

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, June 27, 2015

"Concelebration Tomorrow"

Concelebration Tomorrow - From Dom Alcuin Reid’s Foreword to “The Holy Eucharist - The World’s Salvation”

Interview of Cardinal Siri by Fr. Walter Abbot, S.J.

Rorate Caeli: Online Exclusive: Cardinal Siri's 1963 interview on the ongoing Council -- and the shortcomings of its "pastoral" tone

What comments did he make about the actual documents of the Council after they were approved?

St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Learn about Orthodox communities across the country. This week: St. Nektarios Parish in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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St. Nicodemus on Frequent Communion

Some wise advice from St. Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Pistevo

Music and Notation in St. Gregory of Nyssa's Commentary On the Inscriptions of the Psalms

This article by Fr. Matthew Baker is incredible. May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Friday, June 26, 2015

Transfiguration Church, Jerusalem

Awad writes: Here are some photos from recent visit to Transfiguration Church on Mount Tabor in Jerusalem. Simply said this church is "Heaven on Earth"

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Friday, June 26, 2015

Photos of Valaam

Holy Virgin Church

Here is a photo of the Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Virgin in Modricha Republic of Srpska. Just lovely!

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Saturday, June 27, 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

Adam DeVille on Liturgical Calendars and the Dating of Pascha

Pope Francis and the Absurdly Vexed Calendar Question
The notion of going into schism over a calendar is wholly without logic, but we are not in the realm of logic here.

Two by Russell Shaw on Spiritual Direction

Understanding the Place of Spiritual Direction
Why Not Spiritual Direction

City of Man

When the Western Roman Empire was weakening and about to fall through outside pressure, could any of the bishops, or the bishop of Rome, have known about all of the causes of the decline and warned about them, other than some general admonishments against sin? Should we expect our bishops to have that sort of knowledge and circumspection?

Pontifical Eccesiastical Academy

Pope Francis on Thursday met with members of the Pontifical Eccesiastical Academy, the “Accademia” – the Roman...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Thursday, June 25, 2015

“The true authority of the Church of Rome is the charity of Christ.” That was the message of Pope Francis to members of...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Thursday, June 25, 2015

Meaningful Prayers

How can we transform our prayers so that they are more meaningful?

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Thursday, June 25, 2015

Kyrie eleison!

Fr. David's mission parish: Ukiah church robbed of ‘priceless relics’

Thursday, June 25, 2015

His Beatitude Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni Passes

Pope Francis on Thursday sent a telegram of condolences to the Patriarchal Synod of the Patriarchate of Cilicia of the...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Thursday, June 25, 2015

L'Osservatore Romano
Armenian Catholic

Dr. Robert Fastiggi: The Roman Pontiff and Other Points of Division between Orthodox and Catholics



I haven't watched past the first five minutes but I suspect that Professor Fastiggi's view is more "traditional" or "conservative," even though he probably isn't a Latin traditionalist.

The Holy Eucharist - The World's Salvation

NLM: Book Notice: The Definitive Study of Concelebration by Peter Kwasniewski

Joseph de Sainte-Marie, OCD. The Holy Eucharist—The World’s Salvation. Studies on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, its Celebration, and its Concelebration. With a Foreword by Dom Alcuin Reid, OSB. Leominster: Gracewing, 2015. xxxix + 557 pp.

Maybe Fr. Hunwicke will review the book.

What do Eastern apostolic Christians make of these claims:
(4) because “each Mass pours the redemptive Blood of Christ upon the Church and the whole world,” the Church and the world benefit from a multiplication of Masses and suffer loss from their reduction; (5) it can be demonstrated from documents of Tradition and of the Magisterium that the Church herself greatly desires that Masses be thus multiplied

More with Mor Ignatius Aphrem II

His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II consecrated St. Mary Church in Paderborne. Their Eminences Mor...

Posted by His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II on Monday, June 22, 2015



From Steubenville to University of Dallas

UD Announces New Constantin College Dean: Ethics Scholar Jonathan J. Sanford

Sanford
is author of the recently published Before Ethics.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology Partners with Emmaus Road Publishing

NLM: Chance for NLM Readers to Get Free Scott Hahn Book, and Up to 50% Off Emmaus Road Publishing Books



Understanding 'Our Father': Biblical Reflections on the Lord's Prayer (GB)

Pope Francis Meets With Mor Ignatius Aphrem II

Pope, Orthodox patriarch express commitment for unity

Pope Francis welcomed the Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church, Mor Ignatius Aphram II, to the Vatican on Friday.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, June 19, 2015



Metropolitan Kallistos Ware at OL 2015

"Vatican's Climate Expert"

Vatican's Climate Expert, an Atheist, Speaks on Impact of Leader of World's 1.2B Catholics Tackling Environment IssueAlso Shares on How Encyclical 'Laudato Si' Can Be Decisive Push Needed

Posted by Zenit News Agency on Friday, June 19, 2015

Eastern Christian Books: Pope Gregory the Great

Eastern Christian Books: Pope Gregory the Great

Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Biblical Society

Did you know such an organization existed?

Pope Francis received the participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Biblical Federation on Friday.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, June 19, 2015

Some pics from Pope Francis' audience for the participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Biblical Society on...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, June 19, 2015

Religious Liberty Conference in Norcia

Rorate Caeli: Registration Open for Religious Liberty Conference in Norcia (the Dialogos Institute, which exists for the promotion and defence of scholasticism within the living context of the liturgical heritage of Rome and Byzantium)

Rashid and Inessa Azbuhanov

With warm thanks to Paul Stetsenko who translated the interview for us.

Posted by Orthodox Arts Journal on Monday, June 22, 2015

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Evgeny Baranov’s Miniature Icons and Rashid and Inessa Azbuhanov Icon Carvings

Professor Germain Grisez - The Restless Heart Blunder

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Working Document Published

The working document for the upcoming Synod Assembly is out.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Presentation to journalists of the Instrumentum laboris of the next Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family,to be held in the Vatican October 4 - 25. Watch LIVE now!

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

To What Purpose?

Catholics, Buddhists begin new round of dialogue.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, said on Wednesday he...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Another Article on Norcia

Norcia Monks Rebuild the Foundations of Christian Culture by R. Jared Staudt

Crowing Over the Disappearance of Latin

Anthony Ruff, OSB: “The dead language has died…”

He refers to an article written by a Maryknoll priest whose photo is of him dressed in a shirt and tie. Even if the liturgy should be intelligible to the people through a hieratic vernacular, this does not mean that the clerics should not know the sacred languages associated with their rite, and even more than that, if possible -- I would argue that the more educated clerics of the Roman rite should know Greek as well, and perhaps even Syriac. The necessity of Hebrew is less obvious to me, as the Septuagint and the New Testament are in Greek, though they should nonetheless have an understanding of old Jewish culture and tradition. Latin and Greek to understand the Latin and Greek Fathers in the original languages? Yes. And so long as their is a single Western patriarchate of consequqence (though it is denied, even officially by Benedict XVI) there should be a common language for bishops to communicate with one another. Is English really the best language for that task? (Rather than being the pragmatic solution at this time, since Latin is no longer being taught to Roman-rite clerics.)

A Bit Bare

St. Raphael the Archangel in Old Mill Creek, Illinois is featured in The Resurrection of Sacred Architecture by Michael Tamara.

Seeing how bare the temple is (and how filled with pews), I once again do not envision myself going back to the Roman rite. It no longer feels like heimat to me.

A Presbyterian at Mount Athos

Rod Dreher links to his essay.

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Tomb of St John Bosco in the Santa Maria Ausiliatrice Basilica

Pope Francis on Sunday prayed in front of the tomb of St John Bosco in the Santa Maria Ausiliatrice Basilica in Turin.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, June 22, 2015

Dr. John Haldane: Three Perspectives on Human Life

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Pope Francis Visits the Waldensians in Turin

Pope Francis meets the Evangelical Valdese Church in the Valdese Temple of Turin, in the course of his pastoral visit to the city, on the occasion of the bicentennial of the birth of Don Bosco. Watch LIVE now!

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, June 21, 2015

On the second day of his Apostolic Visit, Pope Francis made an historic visit to the Waldensian temple in Turin....

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, June 22, 2015

Pope Francis on Monday made an historic visit to the Waldensian temple in Turin.See our story at teh link: http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2015/06/22/pope_visits_waldensian_temple_in_turin/1153219

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, June 22, 2015

Photios Ketsetzis


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Analogion

A fan page?

Patriarch Bartholomew on Laudato Si'

His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew responded to Pope Francis' Climate Encyclical. Here is what he had to say.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Saturday, June 20, 2015

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