Friday, November 25, 2016

Eastern Christian Books: Papal Infallibility and Authority (Updated)

Eastern Christian Books: Papal Infallibility and Authority (Updated)

CWR Interview with Archbishop Chaput

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput on vocations, elections, apostolic exhortations by Jim Graves
If Amoris Laetitia "has elements that some serious Catholic scholars see as ambiguous," says the Archbishop of Philadelphia, "then the issues they raise need to be dealt with honestly and directly."
Rorate Caeli: De Mattei: Contradictions at the closing of the Jubilee

A Roman Question

Zenit Articles Featuring Thomas Spidlik

“Fasting is Prayer of the Body"
A Life Dedicated to Unity of Eastern and Western Christians
Benedict XVI Praises Theology-Art Link
Papal Address After Cardinal Spidlik's Funeral Mass
Pope Notes Contributions of Cardinal Spidlik

La mort du cardinal tchèque Tomáš Špidlík (2010)

Il card. Tomas Špidlík, un ponte ecumenico tra Oriente e Occidente

Pubblicato da Àncora il volume “Il cuore: l’uno e l’insieme. Il card. Špidlík tra Oriente e Occidente”, a cura del sacerdote Franco Nardin con il sostegno di padre Marko Rupnik e del Centro Aletti

A Visit Earlier this Week

St. Theodoret of Cyrus on the Eucharist

Mass as Sacrifice? A Voice from the 5th Century by Markus Tymister

While St. Theodoret's explanation is correct (and who would be offended? even Latin traditionalists would probably agree with it), it does not mean that the Pauline reform as carried by Bugnini and others was justifiable or correct.

Latin devotion to the Holy Family - what would Byzantines make of a piece such as this? While true on one level, can it be "re-calibrated" to Byzantine beliefs about the place of St. Joseph?
Liturgy and Chastity: The Pure-heartedness of Ministry

In both Joseph and Mary we see a single-heartedness, a purity of intent, a devotion to their child Yeshua bar Yussef, even before his birth. It is the very stuff that covenants, and vows, and ministries are made of. Their living of the beatitude “blessed are the pure in heart” does not mean that they were never confused, or were never afraid, or never doubted. Certainly they each had moments that we would all recognize as frail humanity in action. But in their love—of God, of their child, of each other—they also knew the fullness of Emmanuel, the God-with-them.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The End of the Jubilee

Does the Patriarchate of Rome Really Need Another Synod?

Jesuit Pope and Jesuits

What a Mess

Bishop says four cardinals' letter could provoke schism

RT Interview with Patriarch Kirill

‘Western laws now clash with moral nature of man’ – Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill

The Divine Liturgy

Punishment and Reward


The Readings in the Divine Liturgy

Russian Monasteries

Moses' Life

Variations in the Spiritual Life

A Thanksgiving Meditation on the Theotokos

CWR: Cardinal Sarah’s pastoral call to “turn to the Lord”
Some de-mythologizing needs to take place in order for many to accept Cardinal Sarah’s call to celebrate Mass “ad orientem.”
By Jeanette Flood

With Advent around the corner, one cannot help but wonder if any pastors or bishops will accept the controversial invitation Cardinal Robert Sarah made last July. As keynote speaker at the 2016 Sacra Liturgia conference, the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the...

Appropriate for the National Day of Thanksgiving

Bishop Robert Barron: Why We Should Address Jesus as Thou
I believe that one of the major problems we have in evangelizing our culture is that many Christians don't walk with Jesus personally.

Depictions of Christ

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Bishop Athanasius Schneider's open letter on "prophetic voice of four Cardinals"
The "Four Cardinals only did their basic duty as bishops and cardinals, which consists in actively contributing so that the revelation transmitted through the Apostles might be guarded sacredly and might be faithfully interpreted."

In contrast...

Cdl. Tobin: In an unmerciful world, the Church isn’t always seen as an instrument of mercy By Deborah Castellano Lubov
One of America’s new cardinals speaks on the space for mercy in doctrine, the Church’s future interactions with President-Elect Trump, and the next gathering of the Synod of Bishops.

Chiesa: The Pope Isn’t Talking, But His Cardinal Friends Are. And Accusing
The prefect of the new dicastery for the family attacks the archbishop of Philadelphia, Charles J. Chaput, over how he is implementing “Amoris Laetitia” in his diocese. Here are the guidelines that have come under accusation

November 2016 Issue of Adoremus

Trailer for Silence

Eastern Christian Books: The Papacy and the Orthodox

Eastern Christian Books: The Papacy and the Orthodox

The 70th Birthday of Patriarch Kirill

Primates and representatives of Local Orthodox Churches attend grand meeting dedicated to the 70th birthday of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill

Patriarch Kirill meets with delegation of Bulgarian Orthodox Church
Patriarch Kirill meets with delegation of Romanian Orthodox Church
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians
Patriarch Kirill meets with delegation of Greek Orthodox Church
Patriarch Kirill meets with delegation of Patriarchate of Antioch
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia
Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church meets with His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus