Saturday, October 14, 2017

Putting the Local Church in Charge of Liturgical Translations

The wrong time for decentralization and liturgical reform -- especially if no Latin bishop is prepared to excommunicate other bishops for heterodoxy or to bring them to trial for malfeasance. Otherwise I would be sympathetic to having translations of the liturgy into hierartic versions of the local language, instead of the national language, which lends credence to the claims of the modern nation-state and modern nationalism. If bishops are do not have a localist mindset or have not been inculturated into the local culture and language, why bother?

Pray Tell: On Things Liturgical, The Gap Between Francis and Cardinal Sarah Just Got Wider October 14, 2017 by Anthony Ruff, OSB
Sandro Magister: Even the Philosophers Are "Correcting" Each Other. Buttiglione and Pierantoni in a Duel Over "Amoris Laetitia"

Eastern Christian Books: On Elisabeth Behr-Sigel's Ecclesiology and Related Matters

Eastern Christian Books: On Elisabeth Behr-Sigel's Ecclesiology and Related Matters

Friday, October 13, 2017

Pope Francis is the Continuation of Vatican II

In his words and in his actions he is a living demonstration of the limits of the papal office.

Old Testament Saints in the Roman Rite?

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Localist conception of authority can be summed up as follows: "If you don't truly live with them, why are you trying to make
decisions for them?"

That is the truth to the American conservative or libertarian mantra, "Live and let live." (As opposed to being an endorsement of tolerance at the individual or family level.)

Important Dates

But is one council the same in historical and ecclesial importance as the other?

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Papabile?

Sandro Magister: Conclave Trials, with Parolin in Pole Position

Any possibility of a bishop of a small Italian diocese becoming pope?

Monday, October 09, 2017

Only a Latin Traditionalist Who Is a Thomist Could Have Written This?



Would non-traditionalist Thomists or Dominicans agree?

At any rate, the essay deserves a longer response, but I will say that charity has priority and primacy over all else. The problem may lie in St. Thomas's treatment of the virtue of religion, which may need to be reconsidered. (Can we say that religion is concerned with what is directed to the God as end, while the theological virtues are concerned with God as object, if religion is concerned with what we owe to God but charity is also owed to God?)