Saturday, April 04, 2015

The Central Mystery of Christianity

From 2013: Into the Heart of the Liturgy


“Better Marry Than Burn.” In Second Marriages, Too by Sandro Magister
The Orthodox Churches apply the apostle Paul’s saying to the divorced. And there are those who also want to introduce this practice into the Catholic Church. Including a theologian of the diocese of Bologna, the same of Cardinal Caffarra

Intro to Mysterium Paschale

Balthasar, his Christology, and the Mystery of Easter | Aidan Nichols OP | Introduction to Hans Urs von Balthasar's Mysterium Paschale

Degenerate neo-Thomism?

Is it the case that some Thomist philosophers think they can do theology because they've read the theological works of St. Thomas, relying upon him alone without consulting Sacred Scripture and the Fathers, and thus reducing theology to some version of philosophical theology (or metaphysical theology, as it is styled by some Orthodox)? They may give attention to conciliar documents and papal statements as boundaries for speculation, but that isn't enough.

Friday, April 03, 2015

Holy Thursday- Establishment of the Sacrament of Communion

The "Old Rite"

of Russian Orthodoxy...

The commission which will consider the possibility of recognizing the hierarchy of the Russian Orthodox Old-Rite Church took place in Moscows.

Posted by Orthodoxy and the World on Friday, April 3, 2015

Another Catholic Convert

The abbot of the High Monastery of St. Peter in Moscow, Hegumen Peter (Yeremeyev), tonsured the priest Constantine...

Posted by Holy Cross Orthodox Monastery on Thursday, April 2, 2015

Cappella Romana Sings Steinberg's Passion Week

Cappella Romana - Steinberg's Passion Week (LIVE)

Wanna hear Cappella Romana's world premiere recording of Steinberg's Passion Week on #TheChoralStream? Tune in on Good Friday (4.3.15) at 2pm CDT.Listen Here ---->

Posted by Choral Music from Classical MPR on Thursday, April 2, 2015

Dying with Christ

We will soon enter quite profoundly into the mystery of our salvation in as we journey with Christ from the raising of...

Posted by Orthodoxy and the World on Thursday, April 2, 2015

Leopold Kohr

Leopold Kohr: Prophet of a Coming Decentralization? by Steven Yates

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Cappella Romana for Holy Week

"Good Friday in Jerusalem" featured prominently this week on the Harmonia Early Music radio show.

Posted by Cappella Romana on Monday, March 30, 2015

Ever been curious about spending a weekend on tour with Cappella Romana? Here's your chance to see behind the scenes!

Posted by Cappella Romana on Saturday, March 21, 2015

10 Suggestions for Liturgical Renewal from Bishop Schneider

Bishop Schneider: 10 Elements of Renewal in the Liturgy

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

St. Maria Skobtsova of Paris

Today is the 70th anniversary of the martyrdom on St Maria of Paris. Elizaveta Pilenko, now known as Saint Maria...

Posted by Jim Forest on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ECB: Mother, Martyr, Saint: On the Death of Maria Skobtsova

Feser on Denys Turner's Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait

Was Aquinas a Materialist?

I was thinking of buying the book but now I've lowered its priority on the wish list.

Archbishop Chaput on Religious Liberty

Religious Liberty 50 Years After Dignitatis Humanae by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Maronite Divine Liturgy for the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of St. Teresa of Avila 28 March 2015

Would Like to Read This

From Potlucks, Eucharist, and Ecumenical Dialogue by Nicholas Denysenko:

"In the January 2015 issue of Worship, Archimandrite Robert F. Taft, S.J., appealed to Catholic and Orthodox Christians to reinvigorate efforts for an authentic restoration of ecclesial intercommunion between the two Churches."

Didn't know Fr. Denysenko wrote for Pray Tell.

Holy Week Homilies from Benedict XVI

Chiesa: Paschal Homilies by Sandro Magister
Exercises on liturgical preaching for Holy Week. From the archive of Benedict XVI

Monday, March 30, 2015

Feast of the Commemoration of St. Gregory the Illuminator's torture and commitment to the pit



Posted by Митрополит Иларион Алфеев (Metropolitan Hilarion) on Monday, March 30, 2015

More on Blessed Bishop Budka

5th Lenten Sermon of Fr. Cantalamessa

Fr. Cantalamessa's 5th Lenten Homily 2015East and West Before the Mystery of Salvation

Posted by Zenit News Agency on Friday, March 27, 2015

Of course, he has some positive words about the Catholic Charismatic movement.

"The Catholic charismatic movement is one of the many fruits of the Second Vatican Council, which, like a new Pentecost, led to an extraordinary flourishing in the Church's life of groups and movements particularly sensitive to the action of the Spirit. . . . How many lay faithful—men, women, young people, adults and the elderly—have been able to experience in their own lives the amazing power of the Spirit and his gifts! How many people have rediscovered the faith, the joy of prayer, the power and beauty of the Word of God, translating all this into generous service in the Church’s mission! How many lives have been profoundly changed!"

His second and third sermons of Lent this year.

Archbishop Ganswein on Pope Francis

Archbishop Georg Ganswein: 'Pope Francis is Full of Surprises'In Interview with La Nacion's Elisabetta Pique, Prefect of the Pontifical Household Says Benedict XVI "Impressed" By Successor

Posted by Zenit News Agency on Monday, March 30, 2015

Pope Francis on St. Teresa of Avila

Pope Francis said the life of St Teresa of Avila, characterized by “total self-giving to God,” is a “great treasure”...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, March 28, 2015

Pope: Saint Teresa of Avila is "A Teacher of Prayer"Sends Message to Discalced Carmelites for the Fifth Centenary of Spanish Mystic's Birth

Posted by Zenit News Agency on Monday, March 30, 2015

Pope Begins 'Prayer for Peace With Saint Teresa'Address Letter to Order of Discalced Carmelites That Will Be Published on March 28th

Posted by Zenit News Agency on Thursday, March 26, 2015

God’s Martyr, History’s Witness by Father Athanasius McVay

Kyiv-Halych was present for the book launch, along with Bishop Borys Gudziak of Paris and Bishop Hlib Lonchyna of...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, March 28, 2015

Dr. Marshner on The Journey Home

From 2014

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Divine Liturgy 150330

Palm Sunday with the Bishop of Rome

Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square.His homily is at the link:
Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, March 29, 2015

St. Mary of Egypt

Each of you knows that when we do not have any particular needs, when everything is just fine, our prayer begins to grow...

Posted by Orthodoxy and the World on Sunday, March 29, 2015

If we were in that mood we would, when we come to the doors of the church, be, however little, like Mary of Egypt. We...

Posted by Orthodoxy and the World on Sunday, March 29, 2015