Friday, September 02, 2016

Too Much?

St. George Orthodox Church in Sydney, NSW, AUS?

Following Francis and Bartholomew

Pravmir: Praying Without Ceasing by Priest Ernesto Obregon
Praying without ceasing - how on Earth am I supposed to do that?
Prvamir: The Church-Slavonic Text of the Service to St Jonah of Hankow is published (ROCOR)
The "subjective turn" or the "interior turn" -- what distinguished devotio moderna and successive trends in Western spirituality from classical and patristic forms of prayer?

Can we really begin learning about prayer with mental prayer, skipping over vocal prayer? How can mental prayer be separated from a formation in lectio divina and liturgical prayer? (Would that be an accurate characterization of the emphasis of much of popular, contemporary Latin spirituality?) Meditations divorced from the liturgical cycle?

A Beginner’s Guide to Mental Prayer

Published by Ignatius Press at the beginning of this year: The Contemplative Hunger by Fr. Donald Haggerty. (Introduction at Insight Scoop.)

The Remnant: World Youth Day: Vatican Venue for Sex Education by Michael Matt
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

So the Vatican has ramped up its preoccupation with sex. As has been widely reported here and elsewhere, they've now got their very own sex-education program up and running. Published by the Pontifical Council for the Family, “The Meeting Point: The Adventure of Love,” purports to bring young people up to speed on the question of sex and chastity. And who better to do that than those paragons of virtue over at that Vatican.

Byzantine New Year

NLM: Byzantine New Year by Gregory DiPippo

Related: On Behalf of All

CWR: Cardinal Raymond Burke on Life, Truth, Mother Teresa, Islam, and Cardinal Sarah
Speaking to reporters from Rome about his new book, the American prelate goes on record about Christians and Muslims (they don't worship the same God) and Cardinal Sarah (“I agree with him completely...").
By Carl E. Olson

In a wide-ranging international teleconference call on Monday with media members, Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke spoke in detail about many timely topics. These included the priority of standing up for life in addressing poverty and other social ills, the witness and message of Mother Teresa, essential differences between Christianity and Islam, and the recent controversy over remarks by Car...

Eastern Christian Books: Images of Deification

Eastern Christian Books: Images of Deification