Saturday, August 06, 2016

The Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ

NLM: A Byzantine Combination Breviary and Hand-Missal by Gregory DiPippo
Christian History: The Rich Heritage of Eastern Slavic Spirituality
Though practically unknown to most Westerners, the history of Orthodox spirituality among the Eastern Slavs of Ukraine and Russia is a deep treasure chest of spiritual exploration and discovery.

Feast of the Transfiguration

Friday, August 05, 2016

What Impact on the Younger Churches of Africa?

Chiesa: Second Challenge To “L'Osservatore Romano.” Merecki Versus Guerra López

The Polish philosopher replies to the Mexican sociologist, who in the pope’s newspaper gave “Amoris Laetitia” an evolutionary interpretation, “on the basis of the change of epoch that we are living through”

Eastern Christian Books: Desert Mothers, Daughters, and Granddaughters

Eastern Christian Books: Desert Mothers, Daughters, and Granddaughters

Eastern Christian Books: Orthodox and Catholic: Sisters Temporarily Separated

Eastern Christian Books: Orthodox and Catholic: Sisters Temporarily Separated

But an Indictment of John Paul II and Benedict XVI

In Defense of Francis Featured by Christopher A. Ferrara

Two Lectures by Fr. Thomas Joseph White

A Guide to Happiness: The Promise of Thomas in the Modern Church

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Seeking to Understand Jorge Bergoglio


A great deal of commentary on the present reigning pontiff of the Catholic Church has been focused, especially here in the United States, on his political and economic policies. These include his preoccupation with themes concerning poverty, immigration, and social justice, as well as the environment and global warming. While these are interesting speculations, they do not answer the question of the deeper theological vision underlying these political positions. An important element perhaps lies in the simple fact that he is a product of 20th-century Jesuit formation. First, one must take into consideration Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, whose thought has become almost universally accepted within the Jesuit order..

The Pope and Perón By Dr. Samuel Gregg
Does a long-deceased Latin American populist provide us with insight into Pope Francis?

"Three Pathways into the Theological Mind of Pope Francis" by Keith Lemna and David H. Delaney

More on The Meeting Point

A New Translation of Controversies of the Christian Faith by St. Robert Bellarmine

Translation by Kenneth Baker, SJ

Thou Art Peter by James V. Schall, S.J.
Chiesa: “L'Osservatore” Says What “Amoris Laetitia” Says. But Then It Gets Pelted

Point and counterpoint between Rocco Buttiglione, in the pope’s newspaper, and Professor Robert A. Gahl of the Roman university of Opus Dei. The former in favor of communion for the divorced and remarried, the latter against

Cyril Hovorun on Andrew Louth's Modern Orthodox Thinkers: From the Philokalia to the Present

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Alcuin Reid Interview

NLM: Radio Maria Interview with Dom Alcuin Reid by Gregory DiPippo

Dr. Phyllis Zagano

Sitting During the Homily

This is a stsandard practice in Byzantine churches; what is to be done if there are no pews or chairs? I have seen people sit on the floor or carpet, "Indian-style" (that term is undoubtedly not PC these days) but that seems to me to be rather questionable and unrefined, especially since people do not take their shoes off before they enter a temple. Sitting "Japanese" style or seiza seems preferable as one is more mobile and one will not get one's bottom dirty because of a dirty floor or carpet, and it looks a bit more dignified. Did Jews ever sit in the Temple? How did they sit, if at all, when listening to a teacher /rabbi?
Marcellino D'Ambrosio: Ressourcement Theology and its Intellectual Background -- A Select Bibliography

Two Thomisms: Reflections on the Centenary of Pius X's Letter against the Modernists

From 2007

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Problems with The Meeting Point


And it is meant to be taught to mixed classes? Incredible.
SVOTS has only 3 women on its faculty. STOTS, 1.

(3 at BCS)

St. Gregory Palamas on the Decalogue

Part 1

Andrew Louth on St. John Damascene

A Recollection of Elder Paisios

Kallistos Ware on Being a Person

The Center of Theology of Father Symeon Krayiopoulos

The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem has a Facebook page... isn't it time for that title to be done away with?

Deaconesses in the Roman Rite?

The Remnant: Bergoglio and the Institute of the Incarnate Word: Hints of Things to Come? by Hilary White

Thomism for the New Evangelization

a book by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, available for free here.

Msgr. Michael Heintz, Liturgy and Vocation

Monday, August 01, 2016

Crisis: Women Deacons? A Matter of Authority by Fr. Regis Scanlon, O.F.M. Cap


A parish is thinking of implementing a new Bible study program; I assume it is the product of RENEW and not some Protestant program of the same name.

More quick-fix gimmicks for the post-conciliar Latin churches in the United States?

Catholic? Since When?

CWR Blog: Chemin Neuf and Taize among new Catholic movements present at WYD by Filip Mazurczak
New Catholic movements that flourished after Vatican II, especially in Europe, are helping to rejuvenate the Church, and many of them are present in Krakow.

Chemin Neuf may be Catholic but Taizé, though it may have Catholic members. What is their appeal? A pseudo-traditional feel? Emotional worship music? The sense of community and belonging?

Chemin Neuf UK
Vatican page