Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

More on the Letter to Pope Francis

First mentioned here.

1P5: Theological Censures Against Amoris Laetitia Revealed
Crisis: Cardinal Sarah’s Ambitious Liturgical Reform by L. Joseph Hebert

A Photo...

Fr. Brian Mullady's New Book

Eastern Christian Books: In the Beginning Was the Beginning of Genesis

Eastern Christian Books: In the Beginning Was the Beginning of Genesis

Spring,That is Summer Cleaning

I need to tweak the color scheme for the blog...

Hope for the World: To Unite All Things in Christ

Meet Cardinal Burke, unfiltered
One of the most outspoken leaders of the Catholic Church provides a therapeutic analysis of the crisis affecting the Church

More on Amoris Laetitia

From Casuistry to Mercy, Towards a New Art of Pleasing? — An Essay on the Malaise in the Church by Msgr. Michel Schooyans
by Edward Pentin (via Pertinacious Papist)

The Modernist Ruse Behind the Bergoglian Pontificate by Christopher A. Ferrara (via Pertinacious Papist) -

A response to Thomas Rausch, "Doctrine at the service of the pastoral mission of the Church"

One American prelate seems to approve of Rausch's essay:

From Churches to Church by Thomas P. Rausch
Assessing the movement toward Christian unity

Islam and the Decalogue

The Catholic Thing: Islam and the Decalogue by Howard Kainz

A New Apostolic Constitution

But a necessary one? Or one that reinforces the centraliztion of power in the bishop of Rome? The text. Press release.

A critique by Hilary White for The Remnant.

The document makes the claim that contemplatives are mainly made up of women, but is this true of the East as well, which does not have religious orders? I think male monks in the East would disagree with the claim.

In the write-up on Zenit(?) that I glanced at while at the airport, something was written almost akin to the claim that women are naturally more "spiritual." Now, it may be that women are more "quiet" than men, who are more energetic, but is this the case mentally/psychologically as well?

Is Pope Francis proving Fr. Gabriel correct about the papacy and trends in Latin monastic reform?
Chiesa: A “Pontificate of Exception." The Mystery of Pope Benedict

Against the Antichrists who are undermining the Church. The theories of the political philosopher Carl Schmitt applied to the pontificate of Joseph Ratzinger and to his resignation

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Because Novelty is So Important

Apparently some have learned nothing from the last 50 years.

The Leo J. Elders, s.v.d. Online Library


I've Seen the Outside of this Church

But I've never been inside it...

The Meeting Point

Syrian Catholic Patriarch Speaks

A Request to Pope Francis

The Catholic Herald: The theologians’ letter has clarified what is really at stake in the Amoris debate by Dan Hitchens
The letter shows the real division is not pro- and anti-Francis, or rigorism versus mercy, but over Church teaching

See also: Theologians: Amoris Laetitia needs clarification against ‘heretical’ interpretations

Dormition of the Virgin Mary

Good Habits

Interview with Dr. Friedrich Schweitzer

St. Mary Magdalene

Sandro Magister...

Chiesa: Brandmüller: “The Resignation of the Pope Is Possible, But May It Never Happen Again”
The German cardinal, an authoritative historian of Christianity, weighs in on the ever more incandescent question of the resignation of Benedict XVI. Which in his judgment has not been good for the Church

A Pope Like None Before. Somewhat Protestant
The idyll between Francis and the followers of Luther. The alarm of cardinals and bishops against the “Protestantization” of the Catholic Church. But also the distrust of authoritative Lutheran theologians

Another with Marcus Plested

Monday, July 25, 2016

Chiesa: Jesus Will Return From the East. But at the Vatican They Have Lost the Compass

The Holy See disowns Cardinal Sarah, who wants all the priests and faithful at Mass to be “facing the Lord.” But he is not giving up, and is relaunching the proposal. From Ratzinger to Bergoglio, the uncertain fate of the “reform of the reform”

Huge Gap Separates Pope Francis from Liturgical Traditionalists by Massimo Faggioli (Global Pulse Magazine)
CWR: Reason, Authority, and the Roman Rite by Dr. Leroy Huizenga

Catholics are often finding themselves in a situation in which the Church’s authorities sometimes seem to set themselves against the Church’s own teaching and rites.
CWR: On making the world safe for Jesuits
A new book explores the Jesuit connection to world Catholicism and world problems in the 19th and 20th centuries.
By James V. Schall, S.J.

Related: With new ordinations, the Jesuits see hope for the future
In many respects, reports of the death of the Society of Jesus are greatly exaggerated.
By Anne Hendershott

Canon Law and CST

CWR Blog: Quick thoughts on the ultimate purpose of canon law and social doctrine By Carl E. Olson
And what is real social justice? The Book of Revelation answers that important question.

Another Article on Scholasticum

CWR Blog: New institute to offer online classes in medieval theology and philosophy
7/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
By Jim Graves
The Scholasticum has a campus in Italy, but is bringing medieval scholasticism to anyone with an Internet connection.