Thursday, July 14, 2016

Bishop Barron Doesn't Go as Far as David Bentley Hart

The Cross of Jesus: God's Awful Work of Love by Bishop Robert Barron
How can we make sense of Saint Anselm's so-called "satisfaction" theory? By recognizing the true nature of sin.

But what he writes can be verbally harmonized with Patristic theories of atonement/redemption/deification. But is that what the bishop intended?

Ad Orientem (Now)

Cardinal Sarah's full, unabridged paper (via NLM)

Cardinal Nichols reacts to Cardinal Sarah
Fr. Z responds to Cardinal Nichols

And who thought Latin bishops had to know much? Let us pray that Cardinal Nichols's successor is better suited to the office.

Cardinal Sarah has challenged "the prejudices" behind "certain modern liturgical practices" By CWR Staff
An interview with Sacra Liturgia’s international coordinator, Dom Alcuin Reid, about the recent London conference and the reactions to Robert Cardinal Sarah’s Address.

CWR Blog
On Orientophobia: Coming out of the Liturgical Closet By Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille

Ad Orientem Nunc! by Dr. Leroy Huizenga
It’s a bit rich to accuse those who would celebrate our Holy Mass "ad orientem" of exercising mere personal preference and risking unity, when so much liturgical abuse rooted in priests’ preferences has gone unchecked and harmed unity.


Unless as infants these children couldn't receive all three sacraments of initiation... how likely is that the case?

First Communion for Iraqi Refugees Represents Hope for a Persecuted People

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

I Hope the Book on Third Order Domincans is Finished Quickly

Augustine Thompson, OP is on Sabbatical

Check out his DSPT lecture on the Third Order here.


The Lucky Few

to get a photo with the pope emeritus...

The Martyr Nektarios


Ultramontanes When It Suits Them

Pray Tell reaction to the Press Release regarding Cardinal Sarah's remarks.

Will you still be proclaiming your triumph when your churches die out and your vocations dry up? How's St. John's Abbey doing? The abbey may have some vocations, but will they pull the abbey towards tradition or remain stuck in the 60s?

To Be Released This Month

Another book by Matthew Levering... Engaging the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

He also co-edited with Gilles Emery, O.P. Aristotle in Aquinas's Theology, which was released late last year. Don't know why that didn't show up on the radar.

Married Bishops

If the election of unmarried men to the episcopate was precipiated by problems with inheritance laws, if such problems could be avoided either through civil law/canon law/or a vow on the part of the man to be ordained bishop, would it be possible to have married bishops in the Church once again? After all, this too is only a human discipline, and it is said there have been married bishops in the Assyrian Church in recent memory. I heard last week an argument against married bishops, that it would cause too much strain on the family because he would be gone too often visiting his parishes, but what if the diocese or eparchy were limited in size, would this be such a problem?

Monday, July 11, 2016

Who is the Ultramontane Now?

The defenders of the current bishop of Rome?

See Fr. Hunwicke, The Pontificate of Pius XII (3)

The previous parts:
The Pontificate of Pius XII (1)
The Pontificate of Pius XII (2)
CWR: The Panorthodox Council: A Fragile Hope for Aggiornamento?
Despite serious difficulties, the recent Holy and Great Council became a truly conciliar event which reflected the complexities of the Orthodox commonwealth while demonstrating its relevance to the modern world.
By Fr. Cyril Hovorun
CWR: A Flawed Search for Japan's Hidden Christianity By Dr. Eric Cunningham
Its inherently fascinating content and commendable literary quality notwithstanding, John Dougill’s "In Search of Japan's Hidden Christians" is not likely to satisfy serious researchers into the history of Japanese Catholicism.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: A Thirteenth-Century Take on Natural Rights