Saturday, December 26, 2015

A Step in the Right Direction?

Or getting away from the tradition of a particular Church without sufficient expalanation? Regardless of whether Sandro Magister likes the changes in emphasis or not, is his reporting accurate? If the Latins do move away from indulgences what change in teaching accompanies it? If none, then will the faithful be confused? A Latin traditionalist could argue that indulgences are the effect of God's mercy, in so far as He desires that we have a role in the economy of salvation.

Indulgences and Purgatory? Francis Has Mothballed Them

They were constituent elements of all the jubilees. But not of this one. The pope isn’t talking about them anymore, as if they would overshadow the absolute primacy of mercy

Friday, December 25, 2015

Mysterion Xenon

Magister in "Good Standing" Once Again

NCReg: Vatican Returns Magister's Press Credentials (via Fr. Z)

עִמָּנוּאֵל Immanuel

Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

The Nativity icon is a beautiful reminder to praise the birth of Christ and to remember the celebration of Christmas is one for me and you. #myOCN #Nativityhttp://myocn.net/the-icon-of-the-nativity/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Eastern Christian Books: Holy Men on the Holy Mountain

Eastern Christian Books: Holy Men on the Holy Mountain

Nice Image of the Theotokos

Of Human Institution and of Positive Law

Fr. Hunwicke: Apostolos suos and Episcopal Conferences

Ad Orientem

‘Ad Orientem’: The Cardinal Virtues of Worship
Cardinal Robert Sarah and others encourage priests and people to look east.

(via Fr. Z)

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Who's Anchorless?

Rorate Caeli: 10th Anniversary of the Hermeneutic of Continuity Speech by Peter Kwasniewski

If Sacred Tradition is not to be identified with neo-scholasticism or Latin theologoumena, then maybe it isn't so difficult to figure out what is in continuity and what is not.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Interview with Vicar General of Opus Dei

Mariano Fazio

More papalist than the current Society of Jesus?

Eastern Christian Books: Formation of the Syriac Churches: an Interview with Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent

Eastern Christian Books: Formation of the Syriac Churches: an Interview with Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent

Is the use of poetry and figurative language in Syriac theology culturally linked to the use of the same in the Old Testament? A Semitic preference for that approach? Or the absence of a developed philosophical tradition?

An Opus Dei Take on Marriage

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Correction from a NeoCath

Fr. Schall gives an approval of Michael Novak's latest on Catholic social teaching: Crisis: What “Social Justice” Really Means by Rev. James V. Schall, S.J.