Saturday, December 19, 2015

Old Rome

Pope Francis, on the occasion of the Jubilee of Mercy, has granted that all the bishops of the world may impart the Papal Blessing with a plenary indulgence.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, December 13, 2015

More Branding

The official hymn of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in the Philippines.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, December 14, 2015

Third Advent Sermon

The third and final Advent sermon for 2015 was preached on Friday by the Preacher of the Pontifical Household, Fr Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap., at the Redemptoris Mater Chapel in the Apostolic Palace.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, December 18, 2015

Video of the Pope Emeritus

Der Weihnachtsbaum auf dem Petersplatz hat zwei Spitzen, eine für Papst Franziskus und eine für Papst em. Benedikt, wie die Pfälzer ihren Baum beschreiben. Er kommt aus Bayern, genauer gesagt aus dem Bistum Regensburg, daher hat die Delegation auch den bayerischen, emeritierten Papst Benedikt getroffen.

Posted by Radio Vatikan on Saturday, December 19, 2015

Prayer of the Heart

"Prayer, especially the Jesus Prayer (‘Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy upon me’), through which we are united to God, is...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Saturday, December 19, 2015

Crisis and Divine Providence

"Elder Prodromos from Mt Athos, Greece, speaks on economic Crisis and the Providence of God"

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Saturday, December 19, 2015

Icon as Communion

Deacon Sabatino Carnazzo

Ethika Politika Profile: Deacon Sabatino Carnazzo

Institute for Catholic Culture

Friday, December 18, 2015

The Church and Scripture

"Writing about the Biblical texts, Elder Sophrony Sakharov, one of our leading modern theologians, says that even if...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Friday, December 11, 2015

The Feast of Nativity

Christmas is before us. How will we choose to celebrate it? And what, by the way, are we actually celebrating?"For...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

"It's just the radical ones who made everything bad for the movement..." Mistaken Uhmerican Latin Catholics...

Gender Ideology, the Synod of Bishops, and Feminism By Erika Bachiochi

Rorate Caeli: Final Report of the Synod of Bishops now Fully Available in English - here

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Michael Pakaluk's English Translation of Dignitatis Humanae

via Thomistica: here

More Temples

St. Elias Orthodox Church in Austin, TX

We have had some great photos of Orthodox churches around the world. Here is another one from Austin, TX- St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church. Thank you for sharing Rene. #myOCN

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Sunday, December 13, 2015

(I see pews in other photos of the temple!)

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

What a beautiful church! This is the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church located in California, USA. Thank you for sharing Andy.

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

Related:

"The regenerated man has another mind, ‘the mind of Christ’[1], another understanding, ‘that which is in Christ Jesus’...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Sunday, December 13, 2015

A Review Written, Of Course, by a Supernumerary of Opus Dei

An Intimate Portrait of the Founder of Opus Dei by Richard Bastien

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Saint Spiridon

"The holiest shrine on the island of Kerkyra (Corfu) just off the western coast of Greece is the tomb of a...

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

"The island of Cyprus was where this outstanding saint was born and also where he served the Church. He was born into a...

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

A reflection on the life and miracles of Saint Spyridon. #myOCN #PISTEVO #StSpyridon http://myocn.net/saint-spyridon-the-wonderworker/

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

Elder Paisios

The Sanctity and Miracles of Blessed Paisios the Athonite #myOCN #Paisios http://myocn.net/the-sanctity-and-miracles-of-blessed-paisios-the-athonite/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Sunday, December 13, 2015

Michael Tishel explores the life and teachings of St. Porphyrios who burned with divine eros. #myOCN #PISTEVO http://myocn.net/st-porphyrios-exhibits-that-they-may-be-one/

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

Slavery

"To fall under the sway of your passions and abandon yourself to them is the ultimate slavery, because it’s the worst submission to the worst master."

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, December 14, 2015

The Icon as...

"An icon expresses the relationship of history towards the Kingdom of God. Although much of the emphasis focuses upon...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Hadley Arkes on Dignitatis Humanae

Dignitatis Humanae: Teaching for a Vanishing World by Hadley Arkes

Eastern Christian Books: Justifying Origen

Eastern Christian Books: Justifying Origen
Thomistica.net: Thomism and hermeneutic violence: five Dominicans respond to Adriano Oliva - First Things

Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Question of Married Priests in the Roman Rite

Chiesa: The Next Synod Is Already in the Works. On Married Priests

In mid-February Pope Francis will go to Chiapas, where hundreds of deacons with their wives are pushing to be ordained as priests. And in the Amazon as well the turning point seems to be near. It was all written down in the agenda of Cardinal Martini

What is the relationship of the bishops to canon law? Is there just one theory of ecclesiastical law? Would it be possible for a bishop to overwrite the canon law of the patriarchate of Rome with a law applicable only in his diocese? (e.g. could a bishop permit the ordination of married men for his diocese only and thus abrogate canon law within his own diocese? What is the (theory of the) relationship between the patriarch and the other bishops? And is that of Sacred Tradition?


Related: The Other Chiapas. Indigenous Clergy Yes, But Celibate
From myth to facts. In the Mexican diocese that Francis will visit in February ordinations to the priesthood are blossoming again, while the campaign for married priests is wilting. A letter from the bishop

A note on clemency?
Fr. Hunwicke: Nostra Aetate (4): Is the Two Covenant Theory a necessary revolution?

and Nostra Aetate (3): the post-Conciliar liturgical Magisterium

From today: Supersession and Sacrifice