Friday, February 23, 2018

The Church

That Frank Built Destroyed

Sandro Magister: New Appeal From Fr. Weinandy To the Pope: With This False Mercy the Church Is Destroyed

Catholic World Report: The Four Marks of the Church: The Contemporary Crisis in Ecclesiology
We need to mount a robust defense and clear advocacy of the Church’s four marks, for without such an apology, the Church’s identity – what she truly is – will become disordered, and so will enfeeble her ability to live and to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Comment: Whatever what one thinks of Roman Catholic ecclesiology as explained here, nonetheless one can ask if the crisis affects the whole Church or just the patriarchate of Rome, and whether the essay could still stand as it is written if we take the crisis to be of the patriarchate of Rome only, or if it would have to be written substantially.

Has the Life of Jorge Bergoglio

map on to the history of the Jesuit order after Vatican 2, especially in Ibero-America?

How Bergoglio Is Rewriting His Life. The Years of the "Great Desolation"

Thursday, February 22, 2018

God bless Fr. Rutler.

The Mathematical Innovations of Father Antonio Spadaro by Fr. George W. Rutler

Nearly fifty years go, my parish secretary, who was elderly even then, kept the parish accounts using an abacus. I gave her the latest kind of electric adding machine, which [...]
Rorate Caeli: All Hell Breaks Loose - German Bishops officially open up Holy Communion to Non-Catholics

Interview with James Matthew Wilson

Too Bad the Full Text of Fr. Aidan Nichol's Lecture for the English Fellowship of Ss Alban and Sergius Isn't Available

Fr Aidan Nichols, and the Amoris laetitia Crisis UPDATED "Fr Aidan reminded his hearers that Vatican I in fact limited the papacy; and surmised 'it may be that the present crisis of the Roman magisterium is providentially intended to call attention to the limits of the papacy [in regard to teaching]'"

Fr Aidan Nichols and the people "who ought to know better" UPDATED "It is not the position of the Roman Catholic Church that a pope is incapable of leading people astray by false teaching as a public doctor. He may be the supreme appeal judge of Christendom ... but that does not make him immune to perpetrating doctrinal howlers. Surprisingly ... this fact appears to be unknown to many who ought to know better."

Aidan Nichols, Amoris laetitia, and Tucho

The Catholic Herald article from August 2017.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Eastern Christian Books: The Problems with Orthodox Mysticism

Eastern Christian Books: The Problems with Orthodox Mysticism: Tarazi repeatedly decries the "perversion" that theology--East and West, Jewish and Christian--has wrought to the scripturally revealed God, introducing terminology that is not just unhelpful but unscriptural (ousia, physis, etc)

comment: But what of the Ecumenical Councils?
Crisis: Cardinal Cupich Misreads Vatican II on Conscience by Richard A. Spinello

Just a few short weeks after the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, spoke about Amoris Laetitia as a paradigm shift for the Church, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago [...]
Ὦ γενεὰ ὑπερήφανη καὶ διεστραμμένη, ἕως πότε μεθ’ ὑμῶν ἔσομαι; ἕως πότε ἀνέξομαι ὑμῶν?