Saturday, April 02, 2016

The Sin of Judas

Repentance is the key that opens the door to salvation. It could have for Judas. It still can for us.http://myocn.net/the-sin-of-judas-was-not-the-betrayal/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

St. John Climacus

Listen to daily reading, and the life of Saint John Climacus the Righteous, author of The Divine Ladder of Ascent.http://myocn.net/god-is-good/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Hmmm...

The media coverage was surely pleasing to the ROC with commentators often describing it as the “most powerful” Orthodox...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

In case the post gets taken down... this is how it was introduced: "The media coverage was surely pleasing to the ROC with commentators often describing it as the “most powerful” Orthodox Church and other such misleading claims. This includes the impression that the meeting followed a 1,000-year separation despite the ROC only becoming independent from its Mother, Constantinople, in 1448 – but why let facts get in the way of a good headline."

Some strife between the Orthodox churches...

Michael Novak on Léon Bloy

Crisis: Léon Bloy’s Role in the Catholicism of Jacques and Raissa Maritain by Michael Novak

Friday, April 01, 2016

Fabro Conference at CUA

This weeekend.

School of Philosophy:
APRIL 1-2, 2016
THE FABRO SYMPOSIUM
Sponsored by the School of Philosophy, the English Language Division of the Cornelio Fabro Cultural Project, as well as the the Institute of the Incarnate Word.
The schedule may be found here.



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Event Time and Date
Friday, April 1 2016, 2:00 PM to Saturday, April 2 2016, 3:45 PM
2 Days until this Event

APRIL 1st

2:00 pm - Introductory Panel:

Fr. Nathaniel Dreyer, IVE, Coordinator, English Language Division of the Cornelio Fabro Cultural Project

Fr. Gianluca Trombini, IVE, Director of the Cornelio Fabro Cultural Project

Fr. Joseph Henchey, CSS

3:30 pm - Break

3:45 pm - Msgr. John Wippel, the Catholic University of America
"Cornelio Fabro on Participation and Aquinas's 'Quarta via'"

4:45 pm - Break

5:00 pm - Dr. Joseph T. Papa, the Pontifical College Josephinum
"Fabro, Natural Theology, and the Role of Thomas Aquinas
in Seminary Formation"

6:00 pm - End of Session


APRIL 2nd

9:00 am - Dr. Gregory Doolan, the Catholic University of America
"Aquinas and Fabro on Participation and Double
Exemplarism: Diremtion and Derivation of the
Formal and Transcendental"

10:00 am - Break

10:15 am - Fr. Jason Mitchell, Gannon University
"Thomas Aquinas and Cornelio Fabro: The Metaphysics
of Participation and the Theology of Grace"

11:15 am - Break

1:30 pm - Dr. Joshua Furnal, Radboud University Nijmegen
"The Impact of Søren Kierkegaard
on the thought of Cornelio Fabro"

2:30 pm - Break

2:45 pm - Dr. Patricia Pintado, Mundelein Seminary
"God in Exile: Cornelio Fabro on the Roots of Modern Atheism"

3:45 pm - Symposium Ends
Aquinas Hall 102, Aquinas Foyer, 1st Floor

Eastern Christian Books: Joseph Ratzinger and the Christian East

Eastern Christian Books: Joseph Ratzinger and the Christian East

The above links to this article: Elderly pope Benedict XVI 'slowly fading': personal secretary

Not April Fool's

Chiesa: “Francis alarms us enormously, and not only us. And yet we like him”

The surprising analysis of the Francis enigma, made by the superior general by the Society of Saint Pius X, Bernard Fellay. With the account of the visits of one cardinal and three bishops, sent secretly from Rome

It Should Have Been Done in Accord with One of the Iconographic Traditions of the Church

The title of the post is in reference to the article at NLM linked here, in which it is claimed that Sr. Faustina favored a more traditional iconographic depiction of Christ as representing what she saw in her visions.

Anyway, there is a new documentary, The Original Image of Divine Mercy (FB).


It will be screened at a parish in SF in May and at OLOP on April 2.

Edit. Bringing the image of Divine Mercy to the world by Jim Graves
A new documentary tells the dramatic story of the original Divine Mercy image, commissioned by St. Faustina and kept hidden for much of the 20th century.

A documentary that tells the incredible story of the Divine Mercy image.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, April 1, 2016

Vigilance

QUOTE OF THE DAY..."More than anything he counseled us to maintain these three things: fear of God, vigilance of the...

Posted by St Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery on Thursday, March 31, 2016

Bishop Nicholas's Paschal Message 2016

https://melkite.org/eparchy/bishop-nicholas/bishops-2016-paschal-letter

Posted by Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek-Catholic Church on Sunday, March 27, 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Worth a Look?

Keep building your Lenten library! Here's our pick this week from St Vladimir's Seminary Press (SVS Press). It's available for $14.35 until 4/5/16.

Posted by St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary on Thursday, March 31, 2016

One Week Later

Crisis: The Problem with Multicultural Foot Washing by William Kilpatrick

The Artistic Path of Elder Sophrony

“To paint an icon is like writing a poem; one cannot add or take away a single word. In the same way the icon should only contain the necessary, not too little, not too much.” - Father Sophrony

Posted by St. Tikhon's Monastery Bookstore and Press on Saturday, March 26, 2016
Catholic World Report: "A story He himself created": Reflections on Benedict XVI's recent remarks
Each person, if he be honest with himself, can recognize he is responsible for at least some of the evil in the world.
By James V. Schall, S.J.

"Faith is not a product of reflection nor is it even an attempt to penetrate the depths of my own being. Both of these things may be present, but they remain insufficient without the ‘listening’ through which God, from without, from a story he himself created, challenges me.” — Benedict XVI,
Ethika Politika: The Pope’s Painful Liturgies by Andrew M. Haines

Source of the Anecdote?

From Things That Can't Change by George Weigel:

When the Second Vatican Council was putting the finishing touches on one of its key documents, the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Lumen Gentium), Pope Paul VI proposed that it include a statement that the pope is “accountable to the Lord alone.”

The suggestion was referred to the Council’s Theological Commission, which, perhaps to Pope Paul’s surprise, flatly rejected it: the Roman Pontiff, the Theological Commission noted, “is . . . bound to revelation itself, to the fundamental structure of the Church, to the sacraments, to the definitions of earlier Councils, and other obligations too numerous to mention.” The pope cannot, in other words, change the deposit of faith, of which he is the custodian, not the master. The pope can’t decide that the Church can do without bishops, or that there really are eleven sacraments, or that Arius had it right in denying the divinity of Christ.

St. Julian of Norwich

On Wednesday 23rd of March Pope Francis mentioned Julian of Norwich during his weekly catechesis. But who exactly was this great fourteenth century English mystic and theologian who lived as an "anchoress"?

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

Pray a Psalm

Fr. Stavros teaches us to pray a Psalm, as Psalms, in many instances, bring many words of comfort, they soothe the mind, heart and soul.http://myocn.net/when-you-need-comfort-go-read-a-psalm/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Thursday, March 24, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Spirituality of Divine Mercy? Or the Devotion?


What would Fr. Bouyer say about the devotion and Sr. Faustina's diary?

Benedict XVI on Mother Angelica

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI had a special response to EWTN founder Mother Angelica’s death falling on Easter Sunday: “it’s a gift."

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Latins Need to Bring Back Divine Adoption

Rorate Caeli: Guest Op-Ed: Fighting for the soul of Europe

For Francis however, these considerations are no more than semantics. “All of us together: Muslims, Hindus, Catholics, Copts, Evangelical. But [we are] brothers, children of the same God” he said on Holy Thursday.[4] There were reports that “[a] number of the migrants whose feet were washed by the pope had tears streaming down their faces.”[5] One wonders if such an emotional moment has led any of the non-Catholics who have had their feet washed in the past three years to convert. Probably not. Even if it had, based on past statements by the pope, one wonders if this is something that he would even have approved of.[6]

Arguably, Catholics, Copts, and Evangelical Christians are brothers, children of the same God because of baptism. But the claim that we are all "children" in so far as we are created by the same God? While "children of God" has been used in that sense in the West, is the same true of the East? And even if it is the case that that usage has some legitimacy because of the past, is it a good idea to continue it, since the first meaning is more important, and one does not want to create the misunderstanding that Christianity is superfluous or foster indifferentism?

This way of speaking of all of humanity as being sons or children of God is practically equivalent to statements about human dignity, which must be correctly understood as referring to human nature not just in itself but in its being ordered to friendship with God. Otherwise the affirmation of human dignity can be problematic if it is intellectually separated from God and His will for us.

This year, Pope Francis chose to celebrate Our Lord’s Supper with the traditional washing of the feet at a temporary...

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

Pope Francis celebrated the Missa in coena Domini on Holy Thursday evening, at the CARA Welcome and Hospitality Centre...

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

A Missionary of Mercy

Dominican Foundation: A Missionary of Mercy: Q&A with Fr. Benedict Croell, O.P.

Fr. Hunwicke Recommends...

Tissier de Mallerais's biography of Marcel Lefebvre -- Another Must Read.

Introduction to Called to be the Children of God

edited by David Meconi, SJ and Carl Olsen - pdf

Patriarch Irenaeos and Theosis



"In the first half of our program we speak with Fr. John Claypool about Patriarch Irenaeos- the Prisoner Patriarch of Jerusalem. In the second half we discuss the topic of Theosis- a much misunderstood teaching of the Orthodox Christian faith."

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Urbi et Orbi 2016

St. Peter’s Square filled to overflowing on Easter Sunday morning, as scores of thousands of pilgrims and tourists...

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

Pope Francis giving his Urbi et Orbi message.Read it at the link: http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2016/03/27/pope_francis_easter_urbi_et_orbi_a_message_of_hope/1218463

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, March 28, 2016

The vestments could have been worse...

Pope Francis on Saturday evening presided at the Easter Vigil in St Peter’s Basilica.See our story at the link:...

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

Watch Pope Francis give his Urbi et Orbi blessing LIVE now!

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

Georges Lemaitre

The Vatican Observatory Foundation blog looks at Fr. Georges Lemaitre – Father of the “Big Bang”

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, March 28, 2016

Santa Maria Antiqua

Rome’s Church of Santa Maria Antiqua lay undiscovered for more than 1,000 years after it was buried by rubble from an earthquake.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Video: Elder Ephraim

Elder Ephraim, Abbot of Vatopedi Holy Monastery, Mt Athos. Greece, at a Speech to a students' audience.http://pemptousia.com/video/abbot-ephraim-a-speech-to-students/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Thursday, March 24, 2016

Athos Ithaca

‘Athos Ithaca’ is a poem closely related to monasticism and its Christian character is revealed through the importance...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, March 28, 2016

Fr. Moyses has been influenced by Cavafy’s process of spiritual travel, but in this case, he adapts it to the needs of...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Sin of Judas

Repentance is the key that opens the door to salvation. It could have for Judas. It still can for us.http://myocn.net/the-sin-of-judas-was-not-the-betrayal/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Old School as in Before the Suppression or Right After?

1P5: Archbishop Gänswein: Francis a “Jesuit of the Old School”

Eastern Christian Books: Church Slavonic Making a Come Back?

Eastern Christian Books: Church Slavonic Making a Come Back?

Monday, March 28, 2016

Chiesa: How Cardinal Müller Is Rereading the Pope by Sandro Magister

Point by point, the exegesis made by the prefect of doctrine on the Francis’ words that most lend themselves to misinterpretation. On homosexuality, communion for the divorced and remarried, Luther, women's priesthood, celibacy of the clergy

Antonio Socci, La Profezia Finale

Il Mio N uovo Libro. Per Capire I Giorni Che Stiamo Vivendo (see Pertinacious Papist)

1P5: “It is Necessary to Kneel Before the Lord, Not the Newspapers”

Mother Angelica Passes


Bishop Robert Barron on her spiritual legacy.

Holy Monday The Bridegroom- ΜΕΓΑΛΗ ΔΕΥΤΕΡΑ Ιδού ό Νυμφίος έρχεται