Saturday, October 10, 2015

Eh. Just Avoid Star Wars Altogether

As Sir Alec Guiness suggested...

May the Phos (Light) be With You! For Orthodox Christians life is about The Phos (τὸ φῶς) (The Light) not “The Force”.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Thursday, October 8, 2015

PISTEVO Episode 7

Watch PISTEVO - The Art of Belief Episode VIIArchbishop Demetrios of America presided over the Diving Liturgy on...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Friday, October 9, 2015

Judas Iscariot

Learn About Judas Iscariot “The title “Iscariot“, meaning in the Hebrew “man of Kerioth“, a place in South Palestine,...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Saturday, October 10, 2015

Coverage of the Extraordinary Synod

Synod. First Shot on Target Comes From the Conservatives
Thanks above all to the introductory talk of Cardinal Erdõ, adamant in excluding the ambiguous “openness” of the base document. But the innovators are already on the counterattack. And they’re counting on the support of the pope

Synod. One Tweet Does Not a Summer Make
The work of the assembly has never been so secretive. Useless news served up by the official channels. Nonexistent translations for fathers who don’t know Italian. The symbolic gesture of rupture from the Polish bishops

CWR Blog:
The Dispatch: More from CWR
Synod fathers discuss cultural contexts, anthropological changes, social contradictions
A focus during this week of the Synod of Bishops has been analysis of both positive and negative “anthropological and cultural changes in our times”

Collecting data on the state of Western industrial "societies" is important, along with analysis, but have we moved beyond the competence of a synod? If this is proper to theology, then what are we to make of the judgments of the synod fathers concerning the data?

Abp. Kurtz to the synod: “Offer intentional & ongoing formation so that the family can live its missionary identity” by Catherine Harmon
USCCB president releases "expanded version" of his intervention at the Synod of Bishops.
October 09, 2015 03:37 EST

Synod & Council: The Conservatives' Failed Strategy


Emptying of divine glory? Or of divine love?

The Science of The Martian

AICN: Copernicus has a full SCIENCE VS. CINEMA match-up with THE MARTIAN

A Review of The Oxford Movement: Europe and the Wider World 1830-1930

CWR: Newman, The Oxford Movement, and the Hunger for Dogma By Edward Short
There are some fine essays in "The Oxford Movement: Europe and the Wider World 1830-1930" but the collection ultimately fails to address the real heart of the movement that Newman left behind