Friday, June 10, 2016

Furthering an Agenda?

NLM: Feast of St Mary Magdalene Upgraded to Feast by Gregory DiPippo

If there were any doubts...
CWR: As Pan-Orthodox Council Approaches, Conflicts and Uncertainty Intensify
Some Orthodox factions insist non-Orthodox Churches, including the Catholic Church, should not be called "Churches". That's just one of many serious disagreements casting a cloud over Crete.
By Fr. Cyril Hovorun

Eastern Christian Books: Who Doesn't Like a Good Feast?

Eastern Christian Books: Who Doesn't Like a Good Feast?

George Demacopoulos on the Holy and Great Synod

Thursday, June 09, 2016

A Robber Council?

According to what criteria?

Byz, TX: So, if you're keeping score...

Chiesa: It’s Everyone Or No One. The Synodality That Is Sinking the Council

A few days before it opens, the pan-Orthodox Council is in danger of failing. The patriarchates of Bulgaria, Georgia, and Antioch have announced their withdrawal, and Moscow is supporting them. The discord has been sown by the embrace between Kirill and Pope Francis

Over in Australia...

An Interview with Gerald O'Collins, SJ

From December 2015: Catholic Theology Today: 30 Questions for Gerald O’Collins, S.J.
In All Things
Sean Salai, S.J.

Gerald O’COLLINS. The Second Vatican Council: Message and Meaning. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2014. pp. xiv + 225. $24.95 pb. ISBN 978-0-8146-8311-8. Reviewed by Patrick F. O’CONNELL, Gannon University.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Interview with Dr. John Chryssavgis

Leading cleric says Orthodox Church’s ‘Vatican II’ is a go by John L. Allen, Jr. (via Byz TX)

"More Catholic Than the Pope"

Only in an ultramontane culture could this have meaning?

Sandro Magister Also Links to Anna M. Silvas

Chiesa: Alice in “Amoris Laetitia” Land

The dazzling critique by an Australian scholar on the post-synodal exhortation. “We have lost all foothold, and fallen like Alice into a parallel universe, where nothing is quite what it seems to be”

Rocco Buttiglione Interview

New Motu Proprio on the Removal of Bishops

At the Limits...

of politeness in ecumenism...

Video on the Pope Emeritus

Practicing the Jesus Prayer


The Icon...

Interview with Metropolitan Hilarion


Monday, June 06, 2016

Il Gesù

Serving the Gospel

CNA: How the beauty of Bach's music evangelized Japan

See also First Things and Christian History


Yes, it is a production for English-speaking audiences, but the use of a Japanese "accent" for the characters seems rather regressive, offensive to SJWs but probably an obstacle to non-SJW viewers as well. Couldn't it have been done in Japanese with English subtitles? Then it could have been marketed in Japan.

New: "All That Remains", the inspiring film about a Nagasaki Atomic bomb survivor and Catholic convert
Mere Comments: “Surprise & Wonder” Signals Battle at the Long-Awaited Orthodox Council?
Monday, June 6, 2016, 3:09 PM
James M. Kushiner

Ressourcement Theology and Modern Philosophy

I think it is correct to say that part of the project of the ressourcement theologians was to do what they could to make use of, if not adapt, modern philosophy to the expression of Christian teaching, in addition to returning to sacred scripture and the Church Fathers as sources of Christian teaching. How successful was their effort in this regard? Fr. Louis Bouyer made use of phenomenology, which might seemed to be opposed to Thomism and its brand of realism, but it seems to me that Fr. Bouyer's phenomenological writing in his theology works can be understood as a part of dialectic or cultural anthropology or human psychology. What about the use of philosophy by other ressourcement theologians.
Chiesa: “Scholas Occurrentes”: Francis’s Pedagogical Revolution

Goodbye, Catholic teaching. The worldwide network of schools that the pope is fostering and promoting with great fervor has a completely secularized educational paradigm. Instead of saints, the stars of sports and entertainment