Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
It is possible to come to the very edge of telling of falsehood, while still telling the technical truth. Church leaders have gotten very good at this.
What is the basis of thinking of a national (or political) grouping of churches as a "particular Church"?
What are the disadvantages of churches being organized along ethnic or political divisions? (And the advantages?)
Congregation for Clergy: PRIESTS IN THE EARLY CHURCH AND IN VATICAN II
Monday, January 21, 2019
Sandro Magister: Memo For the Summit On Abuse. For Francis, the Sins “Below the Belt” Are “the Lightest”
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Happy that "Tender un puente" was launched in Zaragoza at the Centro Pignatelli, a faith and social justice center of the Jesuits. Estoy feliz de que se haya lanzado "Tender un puente" en Zaragoza en el Centro Pignatelli, un centro de justicia social y de la fe de los jesuitas.— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) January 19, 2019
"Tender un puente" is the Spanish-language translation of "Building a Bridge," about showing respect and welcome to LGBT Catholics.— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) January 19, 2019
"Tender un puente" es la traducción en español de "Building a Bridge"https://t.co/eqhjY4boGT pic.twitter.com/0ybDJ0bOa8
A friend wrote: "A room to overflow, with lots of varied people and beliefs, where two-thirds of the room were not 'the usual people.' Testimonies, invitations and challenges provoke spontaneous applause. But above all, a time for listening, meeting and to keep walking.” pic.twitter.com/ruEggCY0G1— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) January 19, 2019
The main issues facing the Vatican and the SSPX are doctrinal in nature, so it makes sense to have the principal organ for dialogue with the SSPX directly under the purview of the curial dicastery responsible for doctrine.
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Metropolitan Epiphanius Attends Presentation of Book, Dialogue Heals Wounds by Head of Ukrainian Catholic Church His Beatitude Sviatoslav
From the Keynote Address by Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware of Diokleia) at the IOTA Inaugural Conference, 9-12 January 2019 in Iasi, Romania
Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware)
What is the aim of every council? It is, through the exercise of collective discernment, to attain a common mind. Yet this common mind is not simply the sum total of the convictions of the various participants.
At the Pskov Caves Monastery, Elder Hippolytus absorbed the monastic tradition of both the Valaam and the Pskov Caves elders. They guided and taught by the example of their good deeds, which is much more effective than just verbal instructions.
Friday, January 18, 2019
Commemorated January 3/16
The next morning the holy Bishop presented her with a medallion engraved with a cross and asked her never to wear another ornament but the Ornament of God's Grace through the Holy Spirit.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
CWR Dispatch: New book addresses key questions about Church’s teaching authority by Paul Senz
“The impact of the Magisterium is powerfully felt today,” says apologist Jimmy Akin, author of Teaching With Authority, “as illustrated by stories constantly appearing in the media about what popes and bishops have said. “