Saturday, June 01, 2013

Thursday, May 30, 2013

MosPat: Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem venerates the shrines of Valamo Monastery’s Cathedral of the Holy Transfiguration
Sandro Magister: Even Peter Puts His Money in the Bank

The objectives of the Holy See in the financial field and the future of the IOR, in an address by Pope Francis and in a report by the Vatican supervisory authority

The Common Good and Scale

Thaddeus Kozinski and James Chastek respond to the Robert George-Michael Hannon debate on the common good. Maybe I will eventually write my own post, which will be a rehash of things I've already written before...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait

Yale University Press Denys Turner on Aquinas the materialist

I hope a [prominent] Dominican will write a book review. Aidan Nichols's Discovering Aquinas uses the same painting for its cover as well; someone should be drawing icons of St. Thomas Aquinas, whether in imitation of Fra Angelico or not.
The Telegraph: Pope Francis shunned official papal apartments to live 'normal life'

Cappella Romana - Lament for the Fall of Constantinople

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


The author advances the following:

"The bishop possesses the fullness of the priestly ministry, while those he ordains priest act vicariously on his behalf – analogous to being his hands at the Altar – and the deacons something more like his feet, as they go into the highways and byways in search of the poor and those in need."

So - is the diaconate distinguished by its ministry of works of mercy? Or, is it distinguished rather by their preaching? (the thesis advanced by another author)

Monday, May 27, 2013

A explanation of the curriculum at St. John's College: Reflections on St. John’s College: The Conservative Contrarian
Vatican News: Pope Francis on “rethinking solidarity” at Centesimus Annus conference

Fondazione Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice
Chiesa: Vatican Diary / The identity cards of the last two popes

Zenit: Pope Francis Celebrates Sunday Mass at Roman Parish
Parishioners Moved by Pontiff's Visit on Solemnity of the Holy Trinity

Reaction at Rorate Caeli: Trinity Sunday's papal Mass: liturgical note

"Reality Is Seen from the Suburbs"

Are Italian suburbs as disordered as American ones? Less or equally unsustainable? And should they be included in the same diocese as the urban "core" or center?

Still, Pope: Culture of economic comfort deprives us of closeness to the Lord

“Culture of economic wellbeing and attraction towards the provisional prevent us from following Jesus”
Francis said this during this morning’s mass in St. Martha’s House, co-celebrated with the Archbishop of Lyon, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin
Leitourgia: Book review: The Typikon Decoded by Archimandrite Job Getcha (St. Vladimir's Seminary Press)

A book that I've been meaning to get...