Saturday, August 17, 2013

The talk by Fr. Deacon Sabatino Carnazzo at the Eparchy of Parma's annual pilgrimage at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mariapoch:

A Workshop on Divinization

Coming up at the Liturgical Institute: September 12 & 13, 2013: Divinization: Becoming Partakers of the Divine Nature

It looks like this is being done wholly from a Latin perspective?

Fr. Thomas Loya: The Sacramental Worldview

Friday, August 16, 2013

Called to Communion: The Freedom of the Church: A Review of Hugo Rahner’s Church and State in Early Christianity

Another Week

Another Orthodox representation of Catholic teaching on original sin, this time at Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: Original and Ancestral Sin: A Brief Comparison.
Rorate Caeli: Insignia of the Pope

How much of these really need to be brought back? There are undoubtedly some who are disappointed that Pope Benedict did not do enough to restore Catholic "tradition" in this regard. Meanwhile, a recovery of a proper understanding of the episcopal office (and the office of the pope) is neglected?

Two Dominican Heavyweights

Serge-Thomas Bonino and Romanus Cessario

"Pacem in Terris: After 50 Years," Session Three: Sovereignty and Subsidiarity, Jean Bethke Elshtain

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Talks from the Searching for the Sacred Symposium at Ancient Faith Radio


Jean Bethke Elshtain

Jean Bethke Elshtain, a Political Scientist Unafraid to Talk God, Has Died - her faculty page. Chicago Tribune. Christianity Today. National Review.

Mirror of Justice: Jean Bethke Elshtain and "Legal Moralism"

Other on Jean Elshtain: Elshtain on Catholic Social Thought in America
Elshtain's "Augustine and the Limits of Politics"

Eastern Christian Books: The Problem of Sovereignty

The problems of mandatory sentencing and federal overreach:
Seven Shot Guns Shells, No Weapons, But 15 Years in Prison

Leading from the Front

Are We Walking to Heaven Backward? A Pastoral Consideration of Liturgical “orientation.” by Msgr. Charles Pope
CNS: Lessons from the Christian east

"Bishop John M. Botean of the Romanian Catholic Eparchy of St George's in Canton, Ohio, recently gave CNS a quick explanation of the appeal of Eastern Christian spirituality. Originally produced May 17, 2012."

To be "Ignatian"

CWR: Superior General of the Jesuits encourages youth to be “Ignatian people”
Fr. Adolfo Nicolas, SJ, participates in the pre-WYD program, MAGIS Brasil

(via Insight Scoop)

Ignatian people? Not Christian people? Often when the term is used by modern-day Jesuit colleges, it is in reference to a transformed Catholic Christian humanism which has been divested of its Christian center, little better than what passes for "spirituality" in popular culture. There may be talk about human dignity and social justice, but very little focus on God and Christ.

But the superior general did not deviate so far:
Speaking in Spanish, Fr. Nicolas made some opening remarks, observing that the world is in the middle of an economic, political and cultural crisis. “What worries me is that there seems to be no alternative system, despite all the information and intelligence available in the world”. He went on to draw from the experience of St. Ignatius, suggesting that in order for young people to make a difference in transforming the world “you have to transform people first”. However, the challenge of transforming the world, according to Fr. Nicolas, is best met by allowing God to transform our hearts, after which we can be able to change what is outside. He encouraged the young people to use gatherings such as the World Youth Days, to widen their horizon to see more and open their hearts, while recognizing that Christ works in the heart of every person, irrespective of social class.

Although the last line reminds one of Rahner's "anonymous Christianity," if Fr. Nicolas is speaking of Christians and non-Christians alike. While he is right to urge "caution and discernment in determining when to receive international aid, especially when they have strings attached to them," are his suggestions about universities too tied to industrial development and unsustainable growth?

OP: Una liturgia internacional

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

RISU: Ukrainian Greek Catholic Head Announces Beginning of Synod of Bishops
Chiesa: Groundbreaking: The Last Warning to the Pope's Electors by Sandro Magister

The official bulletin of the Holy See has lifted the secrecy from the meditation dictated to the cardinals at the beginning of the last conclave, with the doors already closed. Here are the essential passages

Fr. Thomas Loya: Eastern Catholic Church - An Introduction

1993 Video of Ksenia Pokrovsky

Ksenia Pokrovsky works on the icon of St. Philip the Apostle

She passed away in July of this year: The Falling Asleep of Ksenia Pokrovsky - Orthodox Arts Journal

From 2010: My beautiful iconography mentor Ksenia Pokrovsky

The website for her studio.

OP: Main decisions of the General chapter of Trogir

International Version

The Rule of the Theotokos

The Rule of the Mother of God of St Seraphim of Sarov (pdf)
The prayer rule of St. Seraphim of Sarov

Taylor Marshall: Does the Rosary Predate Saint Dominic

The Prayer Rule of the Theotokos
Prayer Rule of the Theotokos V: Rosary? Rule of the Theotokos? Jesus Prayer?

Monday, August 12, 2013

Let's check the price... Edward Feser: NOW AVAILABLE: Aristotle on Method and Metaphysics
Underground Wellness: The Lead Vaccine Developer Comes Clean So She Can Sleep at Night - Gardasil and Cervarix
The Times of India: Earth's 100,000-year Ice Age cycle decoded
First Things: Celibacy and Healing by Ron Belgau

Sebastian Brock on the Syriac tradition in Christianity

Related: Syria refugees swell Christian community in Turkey

Adoremus: "Jubilate Deo Latin Chants"

Background and samples.

Interview with Ksenia Pokrovsky

It includes photos of some of her works. I'll have to use one of the online translators, or a browser translator, for the text.

From the Hexaemeron FB page:

"Icon by Ksenia Pokrovsky commissioned for the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Peter in Trier, Germany. This beautiful masterpiece depicts the assembly of all saints, Eastern and Western, connected with the cathedral's history."