Saturday, January 12, 2019

Did They Interview Myanmar Buddhists?

A Weak Defense of the Process

And the resulting canonization of Paul VI. "It wasn't done for political concerns, really!" How about ecclesial politics?

Church Life: The Political Pawning of Saints written by J.M. Hogue

Two from Phil Lawler

The Zanchetta case: a fatal blow to the Pope’s reputation as a reformer
Last week the Vatican acknowledged that an Argentine bishop working at the Vatican faces sex-abuse charges. The story drew little attention from American media outlets, and understandably so: just one more in a long line of complaints against clerics, in this case involving a bishop whose name...

Pope’s message to US bishops: what NOT to do
In November, Pope Francis instructed the Catholic bishops of the US to table their plans for new responses to the sex-abuse scandal. Now, in his letter to the American bishops who are on retreat at Mundelein seminary this week, the Pontiff exhorts them to take action—but not, apparently,...

An Interview with Schema-Archimandrite Iliy (Nozdrin)

OrthoChristian: THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND FOREVER
An autobiographical interview with Schema-Archimandrite Iliy (Nozdrin)

Restoration of Communion among Ukrainians in the Future?

Pravmir: Ukrainian Schismatics and Uniates Hope to Create Single Patriarchate in Communion with both Rome and Constantinople, Says Uniate Head

OrthoChristian: UKRAINIAN SCHISMATICS AND UNIATES HOPE TO CREATE SINGLE PATRIARCHATE IN COMMUNION WITH BOTH ROME AND CONSTANTINOPLE, SAYS UNIATE HEAD

From 2015 I Believe

Bishop Velychkovsky National Martyr`s Shrine: Seminarians of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (Calgary)

Mark Bauerlein Interviews Fr. Thomas Guarino

First Things: THE DISPUTED TEACHINGS OF VATICAN II
CONVERSATIONS WITH MARK BAUERLEIN
by Mark Bauerlein

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Uh oh

Sandro Magister: Francis From Innocent To Guilty. Bad News From His Argentina

Good luck with that.

Roman Catholics still trying to dialogue with liberals.

Human Rights and the Truth About Man: The Universal Declaration at 70 V. Bradley Lewis
COMMENTARY: It remains a task for Catholic defenders of human rights to show that a fully adequate understanding of human rights is not possible without an understanding of the truth about man, which is also the truth about God.


Fr. John Cush on Jacques Maritain

NCReg: Discovering New Theologians: Jacques Maritain by Father John P. Cush
Maritain’s thought, based on the perennial wisdom on Saint Thomas Aquinas, can be a guide in helping the Church to instruct the world in the way of truth.

Roman Forum 2019

Rorate Caeli: Roman Forum 2019

Psychology To Orthodox Spirituality: A Talk By Abbot Jonah Paffhausen (Now Metropolitan Jonah)


Wednesday, January 09, 2019

The Secret of Benedict XVI

1Peter5: De Mattei Reviews Socci’s Latest Book, Argues that the “Thesis Falls Short” by Steve Skojec
We have already published a review of Antonio Socci’s new book, The Secret of Benedict XVI: Why He Is Still Pope, written by our Italian translator, Giuseppe Pellegrino. Pellegrino has returned, in a fashion, offering an English translation of Professor Roberto de …

Interview with Cardinal Brandmüller

CWR Dispatch/CNA: The Church and sexuality: An interview with Cardinal Brandmüller
“I would argue,” says that German prelate, 90, “the real scandal is that when it comes to this issue, clergy and employees of the Church are not sufficiently distinguishable from society overall.”

Still of the "First-Wave Good, Second-Wave Bad" Mindset




Which class of Vox's socio-sexual hierarchy is most likely to produce white knights?
Crisis: The Time Has Come for A New Counter-Reformation by DUNCAN G. STROIK
We need a new Counter-Reformation in sacred art and architecture. What was the Reformation’s effect? First, it preached iconoclasm, the rejection of the human figure in religious art. Second, it [...]
OrthoChristian: GREEK SYNOD DECLINES TO RECOGNIZE UKRAINIAN SCHISMATICS, REFERS ISSUE TO BROADER BISHOPS’ COUNCIL

Another Doubter

AmConMag: A Three-day Meeting in Rome to Do What? by FR. REGIS SCANLON, O.F.M. CAP

SJWs Won't Rest Until They've Achieved Moral Purity

in everyone else.

Rod Dreher: The John Finnis Line In The Sand
One of world’s leading Christian scholars faces call for expulsion from classroom because of orthodox views on homosexuality

Eastern Christian Books: Byzantine Constructions of the West

Eastern Christian Books: Byzantine Constructions of the West


Orthodox Biblical Interpretation

Monday, January 07, 2019

Cardiff University Orthodox Christian Chaplaincy

Behind the Scenes...

Sandro Magister: Earthquake in the Vatican Media. The Winter Campaign of Bergoglio’s Stalwarts

Theophany Blessing



Latin Mass Conference, February 23-24

Monterey, CA: FB Event

Blessing of Lake Michigan

Much Needs to Be Revisited

None of the autocephalous Orthodox churches have recognized the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, except for Constantinople.

By what authority does an ecumenical council have to establish patriarchates as having a juridical status, if bishops are equal? Was this locus of authority something handed upon by the apostles, or was it established instead by human/ecclesial positive law? And if the latter, was it just? Can it be abrogated or declared null or invalid? On what basis should autocephaly be granted to a grouping of local Churches? (Or a patriarchate be established?) On the basis of nation? Or of political entities?

Watching the Outlaw King I am reminded of the disputes over authority and contests for power. How can the church be free from such struggles without humility and penance?