Friday, June 03, 2016

Hesychasm and Theology

OCN: Hesychasm and Theology: A Contribution to the Dialogue concerning the Great and Holy Synod

On the occasion of the convocation of the Holy and Great Synod of the Orthodox Church, we are publishing a text by George Mantzaridis, Emeritus Professor of Theology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, which deals with the manner in which Orthodox Theology is produced. This text is a contribution to the more general dialogue which is preceding the discussions of the Pan-Orthodox Synod.

Sacred Heart

This Weekend

Catholic and Dominican Institute: Sixth Annual Philosophy Workshop

Steve Long is doing a presentation on the common good.

CWR: Vatican II and Eastern Orthodoxy’s Approaching Council by Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille

There are stylistic and substantial differences between the upcoming Great and Holy Council of Orthodoxy and the Second Vatican Council, but also three important similarities.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Our Sister Earth?

What about God our Father? Perhaps the pope is imitating his namesake and inspiration, St. Francis of Assisi, rather than embracing some sort of "creation" spirituality. We should acknowledge creation as a gift from God; still, can one find similar rhetoric in the Eastern saints? Does he sufficiently acknowledge God as origin of creation, and how one has a greater responsibility to Him than to His creation?

John Allen comments.

Crisis: Why the Church Needs a Commission on Deaconesses by A. Joseph Lynch

Update on St. Elias Church in Brampton, Ontario

NLM: The Rebuilding of St Elias Church in Brampton, Ontario

Let it Go (or Let Them Go)

CWR Blog: His Beatitude Sviatoslav on the "silent" war in Ukraine, Pope Francis, Pan Orthodox council by Catholic News Agency
"My opinion is that the borders of Ukraine are internationally established," says the head of the leader of Ukraine's Greek Catholic Church, "So it is not a discussion about the Ukrainian borders, it’s a question about an illegal annexation and occupation of the Ukrainian territory."

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Handbook for the Diaconate

CWR: The "La Croix" Interview: On Clericalism and the Tango By James V. Schall, S.J.
The Holy Father’s interviews are almost always provocative. But we do not always find a lot of answers, at least answers we think we can use.

“The opposite danger for the Church is clericalism. This is the sin committed by two parties, like the tango!”
— Pope Francis, La Croix, Paris, May 17, 2016.
Chiesa: Müller Out, Schönborn In. The Pope Has Changed Doctrine Teachers

For Francis, the right interpretation of “Amoris Laetitia” is not that of the prefect of the congregation for the doctrine of the faith, but that of the Austrian cardinal. Here, for the first time, is his complete text

"Amoris laetitia", conscience, and discernment by Fr. George Woodall
Two months after the release of Pope Francis much discussed post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation, here are four observations about the document by a moral theologian who teaches in Rome.

Eastern Christian Books: The City with Five Names

Eastern Christian Books: The City with Five Names

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Fall of Constantinople

Christian Order: March Editorial THE DEVIL’S DELIRIUM

Like the poor, the feminists are always with us: forever pushing gender as a social construct. Although they failed to bully the Church into presenting Christ the High Priest as a woman, their persistent hectoring paved the way for a feminist pontiff who undermines the male priesthood by washing female feet on Holy Thursday. Buoyed by such incremental rewards, they pursue their Daliesque mission to reinvent reality with Marxist fervour.