Saturday, October 24, 2015

Be the Bee #82

Watch the New Episode of Be the Bee! Does the Liturgy Need You? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyQK8Tw3UX0

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Friday, October 23, 2015
Chiesa: But the Synod of the Media Has Already Toppled the Real One

It doesn’t matter how it actually ends. World public opinion has already formulated its verdict. With the help of many churchmen

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Metropolitan Hilarion Addresses the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops of the Catholic Church

Fr. Z: Russian Metropolitan Hilarion to Synod: Don’t be Protestants (mospat) - mospat article

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Pope Francis

Fr. Araujo Has Passed

Mirror of Justice: Fr. Robert Araujo, S.J., R.I.P. by Rick Garnett

Requiescat in pace.

Sandro Magister Praises Cardinal Dolan

A bit much? Synod. The “Conspirator” Who Does Everything in the Light of Day by Sandro Magister

He is Timothy Dolan, one of the thirteen cardinals of the letter to the pope. A living example of that “parresia,” that candor of word and thought, so desired by Francis

Plus:
Napier, the Voice of Truth on the Letter of the Thirteen Cardinals by Sandro Magister

It took this South African archbishop to clarify in public the true reasons for the letter, which he signed with the others. It all started with the 2014 synod and the maneuvers of some to force its results. Here he is, word for word

The Intention

If the Intention is Unclean.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Name/Patron Saint?

Wow! This is a beautiful Orthodox Church in Georgia!

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Thursday, October 22, 2015

Orthodox Evangelization

It’s not too late! Sign up to attend this exciting conference! Speaking to Secular America: How the Church Is Reaching...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Thursday, October 22, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Orthodox Theological Schools in the U.S.

Assembly Releases New Study on Orthodox Theological Schools in the US (pdf) (via Byz, TX)

Excerpt from Letter to the Bishops of the Church on Some Aspects of the Church Understood as Communion

Vultus Christi: The Church–Mystery

Archbishop Aquila Contra the German Bishops

Did Thomas More and John Fisher Die For Nothing? by Archbishop Samuel Aquila
Following the words of Christ himself, the Church has always taught that divorce and remarriage is simply adultery by another name

(via Fr. Z)

Profile of Fr. Louis Bouyer by Falk van Gaver

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

TED Talk - Guy Consolmagno, SJ

Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ, the director of the Vatican Observatory, gives a great TEDTalk on science and religion.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, October 12, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

The Catholic Thing: The End(s) of Marriage Since Vatican II by Howard Kainz

"But as I mentioned in a previous column, the “demotion” of “primary end” and the subsequent emphasis on “unitive” aspects of marriage, has even led some priests to consecrate intentionally childless marriages. More recently, this de-emphasis on procreation in favor of “the unitive significance” has certainly facilitated the slide towards obviously non-procreative “marriage” between homosexuals."

Are Josephite marriages "intentionally childless marriages"?
CWR Blog: Cardinal Sarah to the synod: “We find ourselves between ‘gender ideology and ISIS’”
The prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship has released the text of his intervention at the synod.

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Georgia.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Liturgy Wars?

The Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Archbishop Arthur Roche,...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Interview with Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk

Salt + Light TV interviewed Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, as a part of their series "Inside the Synod 2015".

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, October 16, 2015

Photos of Benedict XVI

More recent photos of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI!

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, October 16, 2015

The Archbishop of São Paulo, Brazil, Cardinal Odilo Scherer, met with Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI at the Vatican on Tuesday. He was kind enough to share a couple of pictures on his Facebook page.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

On October 6, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI received a painting from artist Raul Berzosa, who met with the Pope emeritus in the Vatican Gardens. (photo courtesy of the Diocese of Málaga)

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, October 12, 2015

Paris Match Interview with Pope Francis

Pope Francis gave an interview with Paris Match.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, October 17, 2015

Related:

For those of you who speak French, Marie Duhamel, of Vatican Radio's French Section, has written a new book on Pope...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, October 17, 2015

For our French-speaking friends: Marie Duhamel, a senior journalist in Vatican Radio's French service, has just published a book on Pope Francis. You can find out more at the link below.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Thursday, October 15, 2015

An Anniversary

Pope Francis on Saturday morning marked the 50th anniversary of the institution of the Synod of Bishops as a permanent...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, October 17, 2015

Pope Francis on Saturday morning marked the 50th anniversary of the institution of the Synod of Bishops as a permanent...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, October 17, 2015

The President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch, speaks of about the Synod on the Family.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, October 17, 2015

St. Luke the Evangelist

Ο Ευαγγελιστής Λουκας, Luke the Evangelist #PISTEVO #iBelievehttp://myocn.net/ο-ευαγγελιστής-λουκας-luke-the-evangelist/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Sunday, October 18, 2015

Saint Luke, The Patron Saint of Iconographers. #PISTEVO #iBelieve http://myocn.net/the-patron-of-iconographers/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Saturday, October 17, 2015
Fr. Z: Pope Francis wants a transformation of the papacy and a synodal Church

"As a Church that “walks together” with men, participates in the travails of history, let us cultivate the dream that the rediscovery of the inviolable dignity of peoples and the exercise of service of authority will be able to help also civil society to be built upon justice and on fraternity, generating a more beautiful world, more worthy of mankind and for the generations that will come after us."

Civil society, justice, fraternity: if these terms are not understood properly in relation to well-defined notions of community and friendship, then the result will be a utopian fantasy leading to bureaucratic statements or worse, the reinforcement of the modern nation-state.