Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Vatican II: The History and the Narratives by Massimo Faggioli

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Vindictive Versus Rehabilitative

Vatican Insider: Pope: “Justice fails if prison fails to re-educate”

Should a punishment itself be meant to be rehabilitative? (In so far as it may be the occassion of repentence.) One must prepare the offender or criminal for reintegration into society, and supply the moral formation that he may not have received. But I would not consider this to be a part of the punishment itself, but a necessary supplement required by civic friendship and social justice.

Akathist of Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Dr. Glen Coughlin on Time

“Musings on Time”

New City Press

I was looking at the New City Press website since the company is the publisher of two books, one of which I mentioned on this blog. St. Augustine is prominent. There's another book from New City Press in which I am interested, but I can't remember the title - I think it is on economics. I'll have to look it up at the OLOP gift store. Anyway, I didn't know the company is associated with Focolare.

Orthodoxy by Paul Evdokimov

Focolare US
You Are Peter by Olivier Clément on sale now.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Rome Reports: Pope's book on the infancy of Jesus released
Eastern Christian Books: Bill Mills on Alexander Schemannn (via NLM)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Tracey Rowland on the Importance of Karol Wojtyla

Vatican II: A Hermeneutic of Continuity or Reform? by Tracey Rowland

One of the many areas which underwent a much-needed reform was that of the understanding of marriage and family life. This was in no small measure due to the interventions of the young Bishop Wojtyła from Cracow. He understood that the Church needed to develop a theology of marriage that went beyond the formulae of the scholastic marriage manuals that were widely used before the Second Vatican Council. He wanted to inject some of the insights from personalist philosophy into the Church’s teaching in this area. In other words, he wanted to draw into the Church’s theology of marriage ideas that are now presented to the world under the label of “Lublin Thomism.”

Did the vocation to the married life need to be clarified and explained for the laity? Perhaps, with the continuing onslaught by the modern state and the economic and political powers on Catholics and family life. Is theology of the body the best solution? I still have doubts. Love is the foundation of all Christian living, but in marriage one should not neglect the differences in function, psychology, or attraction that are rooted in sex differences, or overly-spiritualize conjugal love and married friendship. Perhaps the original theology of the body does not do that, but one also needs to take into account what else John Paul II said about relations between men and women and the role of women in society. Can the modern state be a proper starting point for an explication on the role of women? Or does a dialectical examination of the history of the modern state and social trends reveal that what we see cannot be purged of the influence of "liberalism" or "feminism" or some other error?

Alasdair MacIntyre's Presentation at the 13th Annual Fall Conference of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture.

Alasdair MacIntyre "Catholic Instead of What?" Response by Sean Kelsey

Tracey Rowland on the New Latin Academy

The New Pontifical Academy for Latin by Tracey Rowland

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Archbishop Di Noia on the New Evangelization

Ordo Praedicatorum

Discussion Panel of the Third Volume of Joseph Ratzinger's Jesus of Nazareth

At the DSPT: Finally the Beginning: Reflections on the Final Volume of Pope Benedict XVI's "Jesus of Nazareth"

Wednesday, December 12, 7.30 pm

The momentous third and final volume in the Pope's international bestselling Jesus of Nazareth series, The Infancy Narratives , details the stories of Jesus' infancy and boyhood, and how they are relevant in the modern world. Our panel will engage and reflect on this final work as we prepare for the coming of Jesus at Christmas.

The event is free and open to all.

Thomas Cattoi, PhD, Associate Professor of Christology and Cultures, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, Berkeley

Fr. Bryan Kromholtz, OP, Assistant Professor of Theology, DSPT

Fr. Anselm Ramelow, OP, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department Chair of Philosophy, DSPT

Eastern Catholics explain tradition, value of married priests (viz Byzantine, Texas)

The Deacon's Bench
St. Elias Today!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Rome Reports: New Coptic pope talks about the situation of Christians in Egypt
Rome Reports: Kiko Argüello from the Neocatecumenal Way talks about plans for the Year of Faith

The local Church needs to "outcult the cults," addressing through cells of prayer, fellowship and action those human inclinations which ecclesial movements have been successful in satisfying but at the risk of distortion in doctrine, the order of charity, or praxis (or liturgical practice).
Alumni Philosophers Present at National Conference

Friday, November 09, 2012

St. Thérèse's True Teaching on Deification

The real Thérèse of Lisieux and those letters that were tampered with by ANDREA TORNIELLI

It is a story of true holiness and manipulated documents that told by Gianni Gennari in his new book “Teresa di Lisieux, il fascino della santità. I segreti di una “dottrina” ritrovata” (Thérèse of Lisieux, The appeal of Sainthood. The secrets of a rediscovered “doctrine” – Lindau publishers, 616 pages, 38 Euros). And one recounted in meticulous detail and inspired by documents that remained unpublished until now. The volume reconstructs the life of an extraordinary woman. Saint Thérèse of the Child of Jesus is remembered by faithful as the “little saint” and is identified with the “spiritual infancy” described in Matthew’s Gospel: “If you do not change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

And yet Thérèse Françoise Marie Martin who died in the Carmel of Lisieux at the tender age of 24 in September 1897 and was canonised by Pius XI in 1925, never used the expression “spiritual infancy” in her original writings.

The book demonstrates very clearly that the doctrine of “spiritual infancy” was the brainchild of Thérèse’s sisters who were disciples of the Jesuit, Almire Pichon. Gennari writes that for fifty years, the sisters led everyone, including the Popes, to see in her the prefect embodiment of the teachings of their spiritual director. And they managed this on their own.” They did so by spreading their faith, by presenting Thérèse’s writings, which were often altered and manipulated, and also through their testimonies and the correspondence they exchanged with the Holy See when Popes needed to prepare speeches on the saint.

Interesting - an even better Catholic spirituality, grounded in divinization or theosis.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Arvo Pärt, "Passio"

Hierarchical Divine Liturgy- Kazan Icon- Казанской иконы Богоматерь (November 4, 2012)

Monday, November 05, 2012

Compostela ad Vesperas Sancti Iacobi

Zenit: Between Tradition and the Modern World
An Introduction to the Thought of Fr. Bernard Lonergan
Chiesa: The "Credo" Against False Gods

This is the overriding objective of the year of faith desired by Benedict XVI. To bring men back to the one true God. And to depose from their thrones the false divinities that dominate the world

by Sandro Magister

Vatican Diary / What remains of the synod

Related: XIII Ordinary General Assembly
ordopraedicatorum: The Risk of Faith: The Example of the Saints

Fr. Lazarus El Anthony

A Monk's Life

Other parts can be found at these channels:
Coptic Youth Channel

The Last Anchorite

Part 2

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Edward Feser, Hey kids! Free casuistry!