Saturday, September 12, 2015

More on the New Annulment Canonical Norms

Dr. Edward Peters: A first and second look at "Mitis Iudex"
"I think these five canons and the official explanation that accompanies them raise several serious questions for ecclesiastical marriage law."

A republication of this post and something subsequent: A second look at Mitis, especially at the new fast-track annulment process

Francis, Mercy, and Annulments by David Salvato
The modifications in today's motu proprio change little, at least in relation to Canon Law, but do perpetuate the narrative of the "revolutionary" pontificate

The "New" Evangelization

Crisis Magazine: What’s New in the New Evangelization … And Why? by Joseph Woodard

Saint Matthew

Learn about #StMatthew and be inspired. #Ibelievehttp://myocn.net/learn-about-the-icon-of-st-matthew-pistevo-the-art-of-belief/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Saturday, September 12, 2015

Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Doboj



St. Peter and Paul church, Doboj, Republika Srpska/Republic of Srpska. Map

Friday, September 11, 2015

On the Annulment Legislation

Pope Francis this week issued two major documents reforming the judicial system of the Catholic Church in the areas of...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Wednesday, September 9, 2015

ther Robert J. Kaslyn, S.J., is a Jesuit priest and canon lawyer who serves as Dean of the School of Canon Law at...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Saint Bartholomew

Do you know how to recognize St. Bartholomew in icons? #IBelievehttp://myocn.net/learn-about-the-icon-of-st-bartholomew-pistevo-the-art-of-belief/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Wednesday, September 9, 2015

PISTEVO, Episode 3

http://myocn.net/pistevo-watch-the-art-of-belief-episode-iii-our-mission/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Thursday, September 10, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Chiesa: “La Civiltà Cattolica” Has a New Headquarters. At Santa Marta by Sandro Magister

It writes what Pope Francis would like to do on issues of the family, but perhaps will not do because he is restrained by the synod. The objections of an American scholar to an article on the Council of Trent, which according to the magazine admitted remarriage

On the Annulment Reform

Catholic Herald: Annulments: Pope has come down in favour of Cardinal Müller, not Cardinal Marx by Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith

Here are some photos from the Press Conference announcing the changes to the marriage annulment process. For the full...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio – who was also a member...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Pope Francis has issued legislation to simplify and speed-up the procedures for marriage annulments.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Press Conference for the presentation of two Apostolic Letters of Pope Francis, given motu proprio: Mitis iudex Dominus...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Interview with Iconographer Stéphane René

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Kaczor Reviews Tollfsen's Lying and Christian Ethics

Is Lying Ever Justified? (via Mirror of Justice)

"Where will the synod lead us?"



Rorate Caeli: Explosive video featuring three prelates speaking on adultery, homosexuality in blunt terms

An Ecumenism of Martyrdom

Pope Francis and Patriarch Gregory Peter XX Chabroyan Concelebrate



Pope celebrates Mass with Armenian Patriarch, as a sign of 'Ecclesial Communion'

Pope Francis urges Armenian Catholics to remember their martyrs

Pope Francis’ morning Mass in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence on Monday was an extraordinary occasion: it saw...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, September 7, 2015

Pope Francis at today's morning Mass in the Casa Santa Marta.See our story at the link: http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2015/09/07/pope_francis_at_daily_mass_christians_persecuted_in_silence/1170070

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, September 7, 2015

Pope Francis: “I would like, on this day of our first Eucharist, as brother Bishops, dear brother Bishops and Patriarch...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, September 7, 2015

Pope Francis’ morning Mass in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence on Monday was an extraordinary occasion: it saw...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, September 7, 2015

Armenian Patriarch, His Beatitude, Gregory Peter XX Chabroyan
Armenian Catholic

His Holiness Personally Congratulates New Armenian Catholic Patriarch-elect Gregory Petros XX

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Posted by Armenian Church, Holy See of Cilicia on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

The Icon of St. Phillip

Be inspired by St. Philip! #ibelievehttp://myocn.net/learn-about-the-icon-of-st-phillip-pistevo-the-art-of-belief/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, September 7, 2015

The Theotokos

The Virgin Mary is a touchy subject for Protestants. Maybe this 3 minute video will help?

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, September 7, 2015

An Appreciation of Fr. Schall

Celebrating Fr. James V. Schall, S.J. by Hadley Arkes

Monday, September 07, 2015

Latin Legalism

Fr. Hunwicke has a series of posts on the scholar of Christian Latin, Christine Mohrmann: 1, 2, 3

See especially the third post: "The ancient Romans were very legalistically minded. When they prayed to the Gods, they did their best to ensure that they covered everything; that they addressed the Gods by the right titles (and all of them) so that they could be assured that they were heard; that they asked for everything that they required so that an accidental omission would not frustrate their petitions. Christine Mohrmann showed that there is more than a little of this attitude in the prayers which comprise the Roman Rite of the ancient Latin Church."

A charge very often levelled at Roman or Latin Apostolic Christianity is that it is legalistic. Certainly, there is a narrowly defined legalism that is characteristic of post-medieval moral theology (see Servais Pinckaers). But can it also be said that a certain understanding of atonement is legalistic and even a certain strain of Latin spirituality, with an emphasis on merits and indulgences and the like, is legalistic. Do we find these tendencies rooted in the Latin culture that gave rise to Christian Latin? After all wasn't Rome known during the days of the Republic and of the Empire as being oriented towards the practical, to law and order?

Homiletics and the Three Year Lectionary Cycle

Reflections on the Novus Ordo Mass by Howard Kainz

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Chiesa: The Shadow Synod of Switzerland and Germany Has a Follow-up. In Two Books by Sandro Magister

They say that the divorced and remarried and homosexual couples are not waiting for “mercy,” but for recognition of the goodness of their condition. A critical reply from the vicar of the diocese of Chur

St. Nina

St. Nina, pray for us! Check out this excellent piece in our Orthodox Christians Reference guide!

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Sunday, September 6, 2015

Prayer of the Heart

And here is the good news: it is possible to find wise advice and nuggets of helpful insight in these books written for...

Posted by Orthodoxy and the World on Thursday, September 3, 2015