Monday, December 15, 2014

More Than Polemic

How the Traditional Latin Mass Fosters More Active Participation than the Ordinary Form by Peter Kwasniewski

The contributors and readers of Pray, Tell could write a response but I don't know if they would risk giving "validation" by engaging the arguments.

I still think the physical postures of the faithful for the EF were reduced over the years but it might be difficult to convince Latin traditionalists (or Latins in general) to get rid of pews to allow greater mobility. There's nothing in the piece about vocal or sung responses by the faithful (a need to preserve the Low Mass as a legitimate option?).

Who are you calling a Pharisee?

“Rigidity is a sign of a weak heart”

At this morning’s mass in St. Martha’s House, Francis spoke about the “discipline” of the doctors of the law that is “rigid on the outside”, recalling how some were scandalised when Pius XII freed faithful from the Eucharistic fast
And sometimes, I confess something to you, when I have seen a Christian, a Christian of that kind, with a weak heart, not firm, not fixed on the rock—Jesus – and with such rigidness on the outside, I ask the Lord: ‘But Lord, throw a banana peel in front of them, so that they will take a good fall, and feel shame that they are sinners, and so encounter You, [and realize] that You are the Saviour. Many times a sin will make us feel shame, and make us encounter the Lord, Who pardons us, as the sick who were there and went to the Lord for healing.
What happened to "Who am I to judge?"

Well, Maybe Not Every Profession

It may be encouraging at the pastoral level but it does need some elaboration...

Metropolitan Kallistos Granted Honorary Doctorate

Ceremony of awarding degree of Doctor Honoris Causa to Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia takes place at Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Post-Graduate Studies

Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on awarding a degree of Doctor Honoris Causa of Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Post-Graduate Studies to Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diocleia

The Cult of the Pope

A Note on Our Modern Celebrity Papacy by Rachel Lu

Kardinaal Koch: 'Politek Droeg Bij Tot Kloof Tussen Oost En West'