Saturday, April 23, 2016

Papal Message to the 39th National (Italian) Convention of Groups and Communities for Renewal in the Holy Spirit

More from Fr. Andrew on Pentecostalism

Maybe a Counterpoint

Situating Luther

The Catholic Thing: Reflections on “Amoris Laetitia” by Fr. Gerald E. Murray
NLM: The Office of Vespers as Sacrifice - Guest Article (Skyler Neberman)
Gregory DiPippo

John Henry Newman Center of Higher Education Interview with Bishop Athanasius Schneider

(via Rorate Caeli)
On Thursday I was reminded of this post... 1 Timothy 2:12 and 1 Corinthians 14:34.

At least Latin traditionalists wouldn't have women as teachers in their seminaries and colleges, respecting older social norms, the distinction of sex roles based on sex differences.
And the Two Become One Flesh by Veronica A. Arntz

A questionable interpretation of the parable of the wedding feast.
Lastly, through this improper reception of the Eucharist, we come to the wedding feast without the proper garment. In one of Christ’s parables, a king is hosting a marriage feast for his son, and after many of those invited rejected the invitation, the king brought in any from the streets who would come. Among these, however, “He {the king} saw there a man who had no wedding garment; and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless” (Matthew 22:11-12). This man was thrown “into the outer darkness” because he did not come properly dressed (Matthew 22:13). Thus, when we approach the Lord without having gone to the sacrament of Confession, and receive him unworthily, we are likewise approaching the wedding feast of the Lamb without the proper garment. Here, we see the eschatological purpose of the Church: if we do not participate in the Church with the right end of Heaven in mind, then we are doing a disservice to the Body of Christ. How will we be able to respond to the invitation to come to the “Spirit and the Bride” at the end of time, if during our whole lives as Christians we were not properly prepared to receive him? (Revelations 22:17). For the ultimate end of the Body of Christ is to enter the Mystical Body in Heaven, and to do that, we ought to be properly prepared to be part of the Body, and to receive the Eucharistic Body.

Is HPR so hard up for submissions that it is publishing essays by college seniors? (Even if that college is WCC.)

Our understanding of Christian marriage or natural marriage is dependent upon our understanding of the Church and its relation to Christ? Aristotle and Cicero, cited at the beginning of the essay, had no knowledge of the Mystery of Christ. One can just as easily say that the marriage crisis is due to the loss of faith, but what Christian trying to live in Christ doesn't realize that already?

More on Theosis

Andrew Louth's chapter in Partakers of the Divine Nature.

Introductory course: Apophasis & Theosis

Protestants Returning to Theosis

Carl Mosser:

Trinities podcast episode 59 and episode 60

The Byzantine Anglo-Catholic: Incarnation and Theosis

Inhabiting the Cruciform God: Kenosis, Justification, and Theosis in Paul’s Narrative Soteriology
Eerdman's - Google Books

"The Retrieval of Deification: How a Once-Despised Archaism Became an Ecumenical Desideratum" by Paul Gavrilyuk

Friday, April 22, 2016

English Translation to Be Published by Ignatius Press?

CWR Blog: Vatican liturgist: “We are administrators, and not the masters, of the sacraments” by Alberto Carosa
Msgr. Nicola Bux has a new book out in Italian on the sacraments, and several prominent churchmen were present for its official release.
CWR: Five Serious Problems with Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia By E. Christian Brugger
The most controversial section of Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation is fraught with problematic arguments and dubious moral theology—and gives the German bishops all they want.

For Catholics who feel weary about the abuse that the Christian family has lately suffered at the hands of militant secularism, Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (AL) has many encouraging things to say: e.g., its forthright assertion that “no genital act of husband and wife can refuse” the truth that “the conjugal union ...
CWR: The Church in Crisis: Roots and Realities By Carl E. Olson
The crisis in Catholicism today, argues Fr. Martin R. Tripole, S.J., author of a detailed study of the Enlightenment and its continuing influence, is "a crisis of abandonment of fidelity to Christ’s Church and its teachings".

Fr. Martin R. Tripole, S.J., is professor emeritus of theology, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia who earned an S.T.D. from the Institut Catholique in Paris, France. He is the author of Church in Crisis: The Enlightenment and Its Impact upon Today's Church (CUA, 2012), and has published numerous essays and boo...
Dawn Eden gives an update.

And she will be employed at a Roman Catholic seminary, apparently.
The Imaginative Conservative: The Catholic Enlightenment: A Forgotten History by Bradley J. Birzer

The Catholic Enlightenment: The Forgotten History of a Global Movement by Ulrich L. Lehner

"Modern" Art and Icon Painting

Insight Scoop: New: "Called to Be the Children of God: The Catholic Theology of Human Deification"

Thursday, April 21, 2016

David Solomon to Retire


Bergoglio's Populism

Chiesa: “The People, Mystical Category.” The Political Vision of the South American Pope

An essay by Professor Zanatta has come out in Argentina and Italy, on the “populism” of Francis. The thread that ties together his visit to Lesbos and his affinity for the anti-capitalist and anti-globalization “popular movements”
Catholic World Report: Building bridges through filmmaking By Jim Graves
Dustin Kahia hopes his new production company—which has just released its first film—will engage the culture through “a different form of evangelism.”

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Does Pope Francis Weaken or Illustrate the Case for Papal Infallibility?

Though the article is written by Christopher Ferrera, it does include the views of other Catholics who are critical of Amoris Laetitia, not all of whom are Latin traditionalists. Amoris Laetitia: Anatomy of a Pontifical Debacle

Why Amor and Not Caritas?

Besides the parallel with the title of the recent Apostolic Exhortation, but in that context, would caritas be better there as well? The consequence of the Church of Rome falling away from Greek?

Meanwhile, How are the Indian Syriac Churches?

Jesus Youth

An Issue Central to Inculturation

More from Fr. Thomas Hopko

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

As Opposed to the Eternal Word?

Buon compleanno

For Documentation


Metropolitan Anthony Bloom on Prayer

More on St. Mary of Egypt

Front Porch Republic: Just War Doctrine Doesn’t Need an Update by Marc Mason

According to a “first of its kind” Vatican conference co-hosted by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the international Catholic peace organization Pax Christi there is no such thing as a “just war.” The participants in this conference go further than this and say that the Catholic Church’s “Just War” doctrine developed by theologians from as far back as St. Augustine must be rejected. They argue that the Church’s just war doctrine has too often been used to justify unjust wars and they go on to argue that the “powerful capabilities of modern weapons and evidence of the effectiveness of nonviolent campaigns make it [just war doctrine] outdated.” The hope of the conference attendees is that Pope Francis will consider writing an encyclical or some other “major teaching document” that will reorient the Church’s teaching on just war doctrine.

Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
Pax Christi International
Pax Christi USA

What examples of (successful) nonviolent campaigns are they citing? And how many of those took place in countries where those ruling did not have some remnant of Christian conscience or were otherwise unwilling to do what it takes to suppress those movements?