Saturday, November 05, 2016

Common Good is becoming an over-used term...



What is the common good of the modern nation-state? What of the goods of the historic French peoples?

Roman Catholic Social Teaching is in severe need of added elaboration and revision regarding the common good.

Karl of Austria, Not Forgotten

Ikona Skiniya Does Have a FB Page

Anton and Ekaterina Daineko



Thursday, November 03, 2016

More of the Spirit of Assisi





Patriarch Bartholomew

Sacred Music

OCN Ask the Priest Live

This Weekend at Holy Virgin Cathedral



Eastern Christian Books: Primacy in the Church, vol. II

Eastern Christian Books: Primacy in the Church, vol. II

Fr. Reginald

The ACPA Meeting is in SF



(Doubt anyone will lecture Roman Catholic academics for a failure of nerve.)
Chiesa: Goodbye, Jesuits. Vatican Media Get a New Face and New Boss

And this with a Jesuit pope, no less. Vatican Radio will stop broadcasting on shortwave. And “L'Osservatore Romano” will also be absorbed into a single “content hub.” Under the command of Monsignor Dario Viganò
1P5: The Wedding of the Lamb by Peter Kwasniewski

Prof. Kwasniewski cites Fr. Bouyer at the beginning of his essay but what would Fr. Bouyer think of the essay and the appropriation of what he wrote regarding the Christian Mystery?

Setting aside the question of merit and Christ's meritorious causality, does the following not stike one as being problematic?

"He speaks these words because He wills to give us nothing less than His very self. In the gift of His holy and life-giving Eucharist, His resurrected flesh and blood, we receive the Lord, our God, King, Father, Spouse, Brother, Friend, for our pilgrimage on earth and for eternal glory in heaven."

Christ is not God the Father and we are not adopted sons of the Son but adopted sons of the Father. Sounds like a problem with Trinitarian theology.

As for spouse... Christ is the bridegroom and the Church is His bride, but I still think it problematic to take that metaphor to understand it literally in describing our relationship to him.

John Haldane on Catholic Universities



Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Chiesa: Celibacy For Priests. The Defense Takes the Floor

It will not be discussed at a synod, but pressure is growing in favor of the ordination of married men. The most highly esteemed of the Italian theologians has puts a spotlight on the question in an authoritative magazine. And he is opting to hold on to celibacy: not only “opportune,” but “necessary”

I believe Ignatius Press will handle the English translation?

CWR: The Quiet Courage of Cardinal Robert Sarah
In his new book, La Force du Silence, Cardinal Robert Sarah speaks with serene strength to a world consumed by self-referential chatter and to Christians who have lost their awe of God.
By Dr. Samuel Gregg

About 365 miles south-east of Paris, high in France’s remote Chartreuse Mountains, lies one of the world’s most well-known monasteries. Since its foundation in 1084 by the religious order that would become known as the Carthusians, La Grande Chartreuse has been characterized by a daunting quietness. This was famously captured a...

Orthodox in the British Isles

John Haldane on Catholic Schools



Sunday, October 30, 2016

Can Vatican I Be Preserved?

Regarding Msgr. McPartlan's opinion on the Chieti document, who in recent years has advanced a maximalist interpretation of Vatican I's teaching on the authority of the pope and given an explanation of what the following mean?

1. full power has been given by our lord Jesus Christ to tend, rule and govern the universal Church
ordinary jurisdiction means?
2. the Roman Church possesses a pre-eminence of ordinary power over every other Church, and that this jurisdictional power of the Roman Pontiff is both episcopal and immediate.

[The rest of paragraph 2 is probably highly objectionable to Orthodox: "Both clergy and faithful, of whatever rite and dignity, both singly and collectively, are bound to submit to this power by the duty of hierarchical subordination and true obedience, and this not only in matters concerning faith and morals, but also in those which regard the discipline and government of the Church throughout the world."]

What are the limits to papal authority? What is to prevent the pope from banning married men from becoming priests? Or to imposing the Roman rite on all apostolic Christians?