Saturday, March 26, 2016

More of Psychological Solidarity

A Jesuit thing? Or typical of Latin Catholics of a certain backround?

In "Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus" (Harper Collins 2016), Fr. James Martin, SJ, leads readers to the foot of the Cross. He spoke to Vatican Radio.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, March 21, 2016

A 6th ce Roman Temple

with Western iconography

A sixth-century church with a rare collection of early Christian art is reopening to the public in Rome after a...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

For the Sake of Posting...

Watch LIVE as Pope Francis presides at the Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, March 26, 2016


(homily for the Easter vigil)

Pope Francis presides over the Holy Mass of Easter Day. Watch LIVE now!

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, March 27, 2016

Christ's Descent to Hell

according to Joseph Ratzinger in his Introduction to Christianity -- Holy Saturday’s Silent Embrace by Fr. Robert P. Imbelli

Is there a confusion of the limbus patrum, the limbo of the fathers, hades/sheol and gehenna?

Friday, March 25, 2016

Passage Through the Gates of Paradise

The liturgical life of the Church includes beautiful and solemn services, such as Solemn Vespers, Great Compline and the...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Friday, March 25, 2016

Homily for Good Friday

At St Peter's Basilica, the Preacher of the Pontifical Household, Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap., gave the homily for the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, March 25, 2016

In Defense of Novelty

Pope Francis once again focused attention on marginalized members of society during the traditional “Washing of the Feet...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Thursday, March 24, 2016

A Historical Moment


Nigel Baker, the British Ambassador to the Holy See, reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Anglican Centre in Rome.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Thursday, March 24, 2016

Here is our report on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Anglican Centre.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Another Malick Movie



A "TOB filmmaker"?

Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός - O Trisagios Ymnos - The Thrice Holy Hymn (Mount Athos Version) Pl. 1st

Thursday, March 24, 2016

What? Me Worry?

Rorate Caeli: The apprehension of Catholics on the eve of the Post-Synod Exhortation - Roberto de Mattei
The apprehension of Catholics on the eve of the Post-Synod Exhortation

Pope Francis to the Members of the Neocatechumenal Way

#PopeFrancis on March 18th, to the members of the Neocatechumenal Wayo the members of the Neocatechumenal Way:"The...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Thursday, March 24, 2016

Orthodox Temple in Offenbach, Germany

Ioan shared with us this picture of his church in Offenbach, Germany. #myOCN

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Kirche Allerheiligen?

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Chiesa: Washing For All. The Holy Thursday of Francis

The washing of feet now overshadows the Mass of the last supper. The pope has admitted women to the ceremony, as long as they belong to the Church. But he is pushing even farther, and is also washing the feet of Muslims

Knight of Cups

Malick's Masterpiece by Matthew Schmitz
Terrence Malick's Openness to Life by William Randolph Brafford

Why Terrence Malick is One of Cinema's Greatest Visual Philosophers
Have mainstream critics ignored the “Christian message” in Terrence Malick’s “To the Wonder”?
Terrence Malick, Theologian: The Intimidating, Exhilarating Religiosity of "The Tree of Life" and "To the Wonder"
Praying With Terrence Malick by Rod Dreher







I think I read somewhere once that Malick was from an Eastern Christian background, but I couldn't find anything to corrobate this on my quick web search.

Dispute About The Young Messiah

The movie based on a novel by Anne Rice which has inexplicably received some endorsements from Roman Catholic bishops and luminaries despite the source material.

CWR: The Magisterium and the Human Knowledge of Christ by Jimmy Akin
A new movie has stirred up controversy about Jesus’ human knowledge. What has the Church traditionally taught on the subject, and how is the teaching expressed today?

An opposing view, one that is more "traditional," i.e. Thomistic: Developmental Divinity: a Review of “The Young Messiah” by Brad Miner

The human intellect, taken in abstraction, is in potency to knowledge. Is it fitting that the Divine subject of the human intellect that is assumed into His person, the Divine Son, should be ignorant as man that the subject of His human intellect is Divine? When Jesus Christ speaks, is it the Son who speaks or a human nature? Are we dealing with some modern, weaker version of Nestorianism?

Monday, March 21, 2016

Clean Week at SVOTS

Clean Week at St. Vladimir's.

Posted by St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary on Monday, March 21, 2016

David Bentley Hart - The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss

Dominican Stabat Mater

NLM: Dominican Stabat Mater (cross-posted at Dominican Liturgy as well)

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Chiesa: Joseph Ratzinger Back in the Chair by Sandro Magister

Not the cathedra of bishop of Rome, but that of professor of theology. An unexpected lesson from the pope emeritus on the capital questions of Christian thought today


Chiesa: The Few Big Things That Francis and Kirill Didn’t Say To Each Other In Havana by Sandro Magister

Not only do the Orthodox not recognize the Catholic sacraments as valid, but they call into doubt whether the Church of Rome is a true Church. They accuse it of having corrupted the purity and integrity of the faith, of which they are the sole custodians. The analysis of an expert

Seminar on the Pan-Orthodox Council

Seminar on Pan-Orthodox Council takes place in Moscow

Posted by Orthodoxy and the World on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Andrew Gould

William Cavanaugh: "Does Religion Promote Violence?"

Behold The Bridegroom Cometh



Audio for GOARCH version.