Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Great Commandment

Friday, October 30, 2015

Sandro Magister Continues...

Kasper vs Ratzinger, the Unending Dispute
Francis reignited it and the synod has not resolved it. In the paragraphs on the divorced and remarried the word “communion” isn’t there. But the pope could introduce it himself, by authority


Synodal Church. But the Pope Will Decide Everything
The word “communion” doesn’t even appear in the synod-approved text concerning the divorced and remarried. But in practice everyone is already doing whatever he wants. The spirit matters more than the letter, Francis says

Eastern Christian Books: LOGOS: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies Fall 2015

Eastern Christian Books: LOGOS: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies Fall 2015

"Finally, Augustine Casiday, author of the invaluable landmark work Reconstructing the Theology of Evagrius Ponticus: Beyond Heresy (whom I interviewed about this very book here) has a fascinating and learned essay treating the uses and abuses of Evagrius' famous definition of theology and a theologian from his treatise On Prayer. This maxim, which I have myself quoted regularly, and which seems to be a staple of contemporary Eastern spiritual and apologetical literature, is often used as little more than a thinly disguised sneer at intellectual work--as a cloak for anti-intellectual obscurantism in other words. Casiday's treatment of what Evagrius really meant is important and not to be missed."

Benedict Sheehan

New in #TheSounding - A Composers Insight on New CD. http://myocn.net/a-composers-insight-on-new-cd-till-morn-eternal-breaks/ #MyOCN

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Sunday, October 25, 2015

In a gesture of love, Benedict Sheehan, the artistic director of the Chamber Choir of St. Tikhon’s Monastery, is...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Friday, October 23, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Eastern Christian Books: Florovsky and the Russian Religious Renaissance

Eastern Christian Books: Florovsky and the Russian Religious Renaissance

Agitating for Change?

International Inter-Orthodox Conference Discusses Women in Ministry. http://myocn.net/international-inter-orthodox-conference-discusses-women-in-ministry/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Sunday, October 25, 2015

Prayer Corners From Around the World

Inspired by PISTEVO, we invite you to share your icons and prayer corners with us so that we may share them with the...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Holy Protection of the Theotokos

One of the most beloved holidays in the Orthodox calendar is the Protection of the Mother of God. The Slavic people...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

SS. Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church in Bulgaria

Стефан shared this picture from the feast day of St. Demetrios celebrated at SS. Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church in Bulgaria. Lord Have Mercy!

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Anglo-Byzantine Calligraphy

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Opening of the Academic Year at the POI

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, the Prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, opened the Academic Year at the Pontifical Oriental Institute with a Mass at the Basilica of Saint Mary Major on Monday.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, October 26, 2015

Archbishop Di Noia on the Anglican Ordinariate Liturgy

NLM: Abp. di Noia on the Ordinariate Liturgy

2015-09 - 7: Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia, OP from UKOrdinariate on Vimeo.

De Mattei on the Synod

Rorate Caeli: De Mattei: "The failed Synod: everyone defeated; and Catholic morality in particular"
Roberto de Mattei
CWR: "The Church has no authority...”: On the Limits of the Pope
October 05, 2015
Papal authority cannot be used to promote favored papal causes, no matter how noble. It is to be used to keep the Church one and focused on the one true God.
Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille

Monday, October 26, 2015

So What Was the Purpose?

Pope Francis' address at conclusion of Synod of Bishops [full text]

Synod Diary: After three weeks, a “consensus” document that upholds doctrinal truth
10/25/2015 3:53:41 PM
By Mary Jo Anderson
The synod’s final report is released; what comes next depends upon Pope Francis.

The Synod was neither a great success nor a huge failure
10/26/2015 1:49:46 PM
By Russell Shaw
Followup to the Synod on the Family rests now in the hands of a paradoxical pontiff who champions consultation, collegiality, and synodality while practicing a highly centralized management style

The Dispatch: More from CWR
On "The Church's First Duty": Thoughts on Pope Francis' address at Synod's conclusion
10/26/2015 6:27:56 PM
By James V. Schall, S.J.
Though a South American, Francis seems, in spirit at least, closer to well-known members of the German, Belgian, and Swiss hierarchies

Cardinal Pell explains the paragraphs in the final relatio concerning pastoral care of the divorced and civilly remarried.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, October 26, 2015

Here is a short batch of photos from Mass this morning in St Peter's Basilica with Pope Francis. More to come...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, October 25, 2015

Necessary Oversight?

Pope Francis on Monday addressed the members of the Synod of the Chaldean Church, reminding them that “the only authority is the authority of service, the only power is the power of the Cross.”

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, October 26, 2015
CWR: The Relationship of Mercy and Justice According to St. Thomas Aquinas
Thomas does not understand divine mercy as a feeling or a passion that overwhelms God. It is not affective but effective, by healing the defects of the creatures and making them participate in the divine perfection.
By Prof. Thomas Heinrich Stark

We have heard a lot about (the new) mercy during the past months, and with respect to the (sometimes strange and surprising) topics discussed at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family. The remarks of some of the participants in the debates gave the impression that the insistence on truth—and on justice based on truth—is indicative of a merciless mentality. Does that mean that ...

Eastern Christian Books: The Wisdom of the Desert in our Time

Eastern Christian Books: The Wisdom of the Desert in our Time

Sunday, October 25, 2015

For the Dominican Jubilee

DSPT: New Perspectives on Early Lay Dominicans - Fr. Augustine Thompson, OP
Our Changing Understanding of the Black Penitents and Dominican Third Order in the Middle Ages

November 17.

Miraculous Icon

There is a miracle icon of St. John the Baptist in Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Homer Glen, IL that is streaming oil. http://ow.ly/TNxeT #PISTEVO #iBelieve

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Saturday, October 24, 2015