Saturday, September 26, 2015

Dialogue Not Dead?

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

Will Have a Talk by a Priest Who Favors Traditional Sacred Music Soon

For a local young adult group. Would he disagree with Merton's assessment? I believe we'll be sampling some attempts to meld traditional sacred music with English.

The Chant Café: Thomas Merton, on Gregorian Chant

No Bells on the Censer!

Dominican Liturgy: Incense and Thuribles in the Dominican Rite
4. When the thurifer (or priest or deacon) incenses, this is done without any swinging of the censer during the ductus. Thus there is no chain-clanking. The motion is straight up and down, entirely silent. Dominican incensing is always silent: it should not distract from the music or the liturgical actions it embellishes.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Captains of the Titanic

Pope Francis meets with the Bishops of the United States of America at St Matthew's Cathedral. Watch LIVE now!

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Pope Francis on Wednesday spoke to the Bishops of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in the Cathedral of...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Pope Francis met with the bishops of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Wednesday, urging them to be...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A look at the commemorative medal given to U.S. Bishops during the Papal visit.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

When Does Interfaith Dialogue Cross the Line?

Pope Francis sent greetings to the Jewish community, as they celebrate Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It is...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

$8 Million for a Handwritten Copy, Not a Reproduction

The Saint John's Bible - FB

Pope Francis will present an extremely rare Bible to House Speaker John Boehner and the Library of Congress on Friday...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Huffpo vid

Liturgical Reform for Eastern Catholics

Rorate Caeli: Infusing the spirit of the Novus Ordo into Eastern Catholicism:
Notes on Piero Marini's new appointment, the legacy of the 2010 Synod of Bishops, and the modernizing Chaldean Catholic liturgical reform of 2014

The article has the relevant links from the Chaldean Catholic Diocese of St. Peter the Apostle.

Fr. Hunwicke: The Council: Essential Reading
Meanwhile, in Italy, Dr Serafino M Lanzetta, of the Franciscans of the Immaculate, was responsible for a succession of writings: including, in 2012, Iuxta modum: Il Vaticano II riletto alla luce della tradizione della Chiesa and in 2014 his doctoral thesis Il Vaticano II: un Concilio Pastorale: Ermeneutica delle doctrine Conciliari. Rumours, of course, spread that the persecution of the Friars and the suppression of their publishing house were not unrelated to its list of publications. It was not a surprise when that astute fellow the Bishop of Portsmouth secured the services of this distinguished young theologian for his diocese: Fr Serafino, and a group of brothers and sisters, now work in a Gosport parish where, in precisely the style of the old Victorian Anglo-Catholic clergy houses and parish sisterhoods, they are conducting a personal visitation of every home in their parish. Goodness me, how upset everybody is at the Tablet, poor dear poppets. Rumour has it that Dr Lanzetta's books are to appear in English translations. Pronto!!
Rorate Caeli: EXCLUSIVE: CARD. MÜLLER'S pre-Synod presentation of Card. Sarah's book in Germany - Liturgy, Grace, Marriage, and the New Danger of Schism

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Chiesa: Bergoglio’s First Time in the United States by Sandro Magister

Awaiting him is a Catholic people with contours broader than those set down in the registries. And also highly influenced by the “liberal” trends in matters of marriage and homosexuality. Right on the brink of the synod

Observing Vatican II

NLM: Book Review: Observing Vatican II: The Confidential Reports of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative, Bernard Pawley, 1961-1964
by Matthew Hazell

The Holiness of the Theotokos

The latest in a series dealing with the Immaculate Conception and such -- Eclectic Orthodoxy: Immaculate Virgin: Predestined Before the Ages

"But does assertion of predestinating grace imply that Mary does not need the salvation of Christ? Duns Scotus famously addressed this question in the 13th century and argued that by his atoning sacrifice on the Cross, Christ “merited to take away this most heavy penalty [of original sin] from his Most Blessed Mother.” Ahead of time, as it were, Mary is redeemed from sin by her son, the incarnate Son."

Scotus and and the tricky language of merit, as it is tied to a particular Latin view of atonement?

Germ cell theory and the Theotokos being purified through the contact with Christ, we have a problem -- the germ cells are not identical with the body of Christ, though one of them does develop, mature and become the egg used in the Holy Conception of Christ.

How is the Virgin Mary sanctified apart from Christ, without participating in Christ, if she is a woman of the New Covenant? A correspondence with the righteous of the Old Covenant?


Russian Website for Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev

Митрополит Иларион (Алфеев)

For some reason his FB page is no longer so easy to pull up on search.


Posted by Митрополит Иларион Алфеев. Служба коммуникации ОВЦС on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

St. Simon

Are you inspired by Saint Simon? #IBelieve

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, September 21, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

60th Anniversary

Please pray for the victims

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Sunday, September 20, 2015

Bruce Frohnen Reviews The Common Good of Constitutional Democracy

The Cultural Contradictions of Modern Liberalism

The Common Good of Constitutional Democracy: Essays in Political Philosophy and on Catholic Social Teaching by Martin Rhonheimer, edited by William F. Murphy, Jr. (Catholic University of America Press, 2013)

True Reform...

Dominican Friars: Pope Francis, Yves Congar, & True Reform