Saturday, September 24, 2016

A Curia in Need of a New Mission

Or is one needed if it is no longer necessary for curial officials to produce documents?

Fine-Tuning the Process?

Opus Dei: Loving God's Will

September 27 is the second anniversary of the beatification of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo. Here is a new installment in the series "Praying with Alvaro del Portillo."

Eastern Christian Books: Primacy and Synodality in Orthodoxy and Catholicism

Eastern Christian Books: Primacy and Synodality in Orthodoxy and Catholicism

Fr.Hunwicke: The Tome of S Leo


Fr. Hunwicke: Bishop Fellay and Mutual Enrichment

It is very much to the Holy Father's credit that, apparently, he has lowered the doctrinal bar for reconciliation, in line with the interesting remarks made by Archbishop Pozzo ... who had (or has a friend who had) clearly been diving into the Conciliar archives and unearthing formal statements made in the aula about the non-binding status of certain documents. And the Pope's statement that he had not spoken infallibly when he performed certain recent canonisations must help reconciliation. Obviously, a formula of canonisation does not fall within the parameters of Pastor aeternus; additionally, there is significance in the changes Pope Francis made in the rites of Canonisation.
Dominican Liturgy: Early Modern Reforms of the Traditional Dominican Rite.

The Wisdom Commentary Series

From Liturgical Press, of course. How many Catholic publishers will survive the cratering of the American economy remains to be seen, but I hope LP is one of the first to go, given its support of heterodoxy.

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Jesuit Archive in Rome

Chiesa: Not Enough Celibate Priests? Make Way For Married Priests

This is the remedy being considered by Cardinal Hummes and Pope Francis for regions with a scarcity of clergy, starting with the Amazon. But there were also few missionaries in 17th-century China, and yet the Church flourished. It’s all in “La Civiltà Cattolica”

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Ignorant of their own rite and what was deemed normative... the commentators over at Pray Tell with respect to sung liturgy. What is the blog and the head blogger doing to dispel the ignorance? Apparently little.

Why Chant is Good for Children by Timothy P. O’Malley
NLM: Historical Recreation of a 15th Century Mass by Gregory DiPippo

A Conference with a Focus on the West?

A Moderate?

The standard framing of any practical issue... conservative, progressive, moderate... as if moderate were the mean between two (vicious) extremes.

Communion of Love: Thomas Merton and Liturgical Reform by Gregory K. Hillis

Merton was probably right about active participation (and its relation to scale); but did he have any clue about what was coming with respect to changes in prayers and texts?


Henri de Lubac

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The New Creation

Contemporary Orthodox Elders

Fr. Amorth Has Passed Away

CWR Dispatch: Why the death of Fr. Gabriel Amorth is such a loss for the Church
We need men who fear nothing except God standing up against the deconstructionists and dissenters who claim that all that happened prior to 1965 in the Church was an embarrassment.
September 20, 2016 01:01 EST
Brian O'Neel

The Boston Pilot

Whom to Follow?

The Chief "Liturgist"

Monday, September 19, 2016

An OK Icon

The Spirit of Assisi?

Chiesa: With Bergoglio the “Spirit of Assisi” Triumphs. But Ratzinger Is Ruining the Party
Francis reruns the encounter with men of all religions inaugurated by John Paul II thirty years ago. But the objections of the cardinal prefect of doctrine back then are still alive. And even more radical

The Nativity of the Mother of God...

Something More Sensible

From Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB: Gregorian Melodies with Vernacular Hymn Texts: A Proposal

I wouldn't reject every proposed liturgical reform issuing from his keyboard. As for his credibility as an authority though...

Related: Another Gregorian hymn suggestion

The State of RCIA in the US?

Pray Tell: Non Solum: RCIA in Practice

Of Limited Rhetorical Value

Unlikely to change minds in Opus Dei.

NLM: Reclaiming St. Josemaría Escrivá for the New Liturgical Movement by Peter Kwasniewski

John O'Malley, Again

This time on Vatican II.

Sunday, September 18, 2016