Thursday, November 14, 2013

Tonight Fr. David briefly touched upon involuntary sin, the concept of which was baffling to the Roman Catholics in the room - a sin which we do involuntarily? What could that mean? Fr. David emphasized that sin was not the same as culpability or guilt - which would seem to mean that with respect to involuntary sin, "sin" is being used analogically. If that is the case, and involuntary sin is a part of the Greek tradition, can we not say that the use of "sin" analogically is not foreign to the tradition? And that there is room for harmonizing the Latin teaching on original sin with the Greek tradition, on its own terms?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Whispers in the Loggia: "Be Witnesses" – As Francis Looms Large, The Nuncio Upstages Elvis

Sir John Tavener: Mother of God, here I stand - Exultate Singers

Eternal Memory.

Orpheus Complex: We Must Always Keep Our Orthodox Roots: An Interview with Sir John Tavener
Sell Cleverness, Buy Wonder: The Music of Sir John Tavener
Vatican Radio: Pope Meets With Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion

Nikodimos Kabarnos in Spain

info about the concert

Ross Douthat on the New Pontificate Thus Far

NYT: The Francis Era: Synthesis or Civil War?

Roman Catholics want more? Where is the ressourcement they should be embracing?

The Synod’s three paths for remarried divorcees
“Müller cannot stop discussions” relating to remarried divorcees
CRC: The truth about the Saint Peter's tomb

Related: Peter’s relics to be officially exhibited for the first time

Monday, November 11, 2013

A Jesuit, Not a Franciscan

Cheisa: The Unfinished Symphony of the Composer Francis

The conversation begun by the pope in "La Civiltà Cattolica" continues in many voices. Here are two examples: an authoritative clarification on Bergoglio the "mystic" and the open letter of a New York theologian
SVOTS: Surprise Announcements at 75th Anniversary Gala - more photos
Eclectic Orthodoxy: The Iconic and the Apophatic: Charles Williams and the Two Ways

Cardinal Ratzinger on the Liturgical Crisis and Crisis of the Faith

From an old The World Over interview:

The full interview: