Saturday, March 09, 2019

Latin Journalism on the Eastern Catholic Churches

Catholic Herald: The beautiful witness of the Eastern Catholic Churches by Jon Anderson

Cardinal Müller on His Manifesto

CWR: Cardinal Müller on his “Manifesto”, its critics, Church leadership, current crisis by CWR Staff
Cardinal Gerhard Müller is the former prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith and the former bishop of Regensburg, Germany. A noted professor of theology, he is also the author of many [...]

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Msgr. Nicola Bux Speaks Out

Vatican theologian: ‘Clericalism’ is ‘smokescreen’ hiding homosexuality as abuse crisis’ real cause

Union with Christ

Just last week or so, I was reading something that identified union with Christ as a moral union, a union of wills (which is a supernatural bond, not a natural one) -- I think it was written by a Latin traditionalist. I'm not sure if I posted a link to that essay here. But it is actually more than that, as shown by the use of the image of Christ as Bridegroom and the Church as Bride, who become "one flesh" -- not that we truly are absorbed into the being of Christ and lose our own separate being, just as husband and wife do not become one person in the conjugal union, but rather, we are transformed into Christ but assimilating His life into us (or participating in it). Union as a metaphysics of participation, or the analogy of being with Christ as the primary analogate.

"Bridal mysticism" as a metaphor for the individual Christian can be understood properly in this way, even if there may be some repugnance to the imagery or to its literal application to men.

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Will Any New Information Be Discovered?

NCReg: Pope Francis Orders Archives of Pius XII’s Entire Pontificate to Be Opened by Edward Pentin

Access to the documents, which include those on the venerable pontiff’s actions during World War II, has been long awaited.

The Prayer of St. Ephrem

CUA Press Lenten Sale

An Important Rule of Iconography

The Oldest Journal of (Roman) Catholic Theology



An Intra-Latin Discussion of the Papacy

Between Douglas Farrow and Roberto de Mattei

CWR: The Church’s One Foundation by Dr. Douglas Farrow
Does the inflated view of the papacy that prevails in some quarters today have roots in a prior inflation that requires correction?

Adelphopoiesis

1P5: Adelphopoiesis: The Myth of the “Gay” Byzantine Marriage Rite by L.S. Predy

The Mystery Hidden for Ages: An Eastern, Ecumenical Sacramental Theology

Very. Rev. Father M. Daniel Findikyan of St. Nersess Armenian Seminary (who was elected as primate last year)

Monday, March 04, 2019

Interview with Archbishop Sample

Alas, what is the pastoral solution?

The problems with moving Confirmation to before first Communion

To just abide in the status quo is intolerable, especially if the rupture between Baptism and "Confirmation" has consequences on the spiritual life. (Latins may pretend that it doesn't but it's an ad hoc argument for a problem they wish to avoid.)

(And if the monoepiscopate is not of divine origin but a development of human positive law, the Latin insistence upon having the bishop be the minister of Confirmation could be readily resolved.)

Centralization Must Be the Answer!

A standard Latin polemic concerning the papacy: The Grass Is Not Always Greener in the East by CASEY CHALK

The Splendor of Marriage

Crisis Magazine: St. John Paul II Is More Relevant Than Ever by JOHN HITTINGER

ITI Put Out a CD!