Friday, December 02, 2016


Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration

More on Deaconesses

The Mind of Christ


A 6 Minute Tour

Pray Tell: Book on Deaconesses (in Greek)

Nicholas Denysenko

Orthodox theologians devoted to restoring the order of deaconess have published a book on the ordination of deaconesses and the question of women in ordained ministry dedicated to the Patriarch of Alexandria. This news is significant as it demonstrates that interest in and research on the deaconess is of international concern, and not merely a […]

St. Thomas's Commentary on the Book of Job

Fr. Schall on the Controversy

The “Concern” by Rev. James V. Schall, S.J.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Purity Laws for the Reception of Communion?

"Physical preparednes"... the Copts. (via Byz, TX)

The Papacy a Source of Division

CWR: On the Cardinals Critical of the Pope: The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Fears Polarization
Cardinal Müller: The Cardinals’ letter is directed to the Pope personally—but the Pope could commission the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith “to mediate the differences of opinion ad hoc.”
CWR Staff

Another solution?

A New Council, Like Sixteen Centuries Ago
The conflicts set into motion today by “Amoris Laetitia” have a precedent in the Christological controversies of the late Roman empire. They were resolved by the ecumenical council of Chalcedon. From Chile, one scholar proposes that the same journey be made again

Didn't the last Catholic synod lead to the current situation?

The Liturgy of the Faithful

What is the Ethiopian Feast of the Miraculous Medal?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

What Distinction in Roles is Defended?

Crisis: It’s Time to Rehabilitate St. Aloysius by Thomas J. Craughwell (via Fr. Z)

Julia Flyte and Charles Ryder Could Have Had a Happy Ending!

If only Evelyn Waugh had lived to the pontificate of Pope Francis and written Brideshead Revisited now. Then they could have gotten "married" and received Holy Communion and been good Catholics and lived happily ever after!

So have they tried to re-interpret the story of the Samaritan woman at the well? She could have remraried too, Christ was understanding and merciful!

Pope Francis's non-response from a few weeks ago; he hasn't given any other response to the dubia since then. Francis: “The Church is not a football team in search of fans”

Fr. Spadaro Comments

Edward Peters: Cardinals in the Church have rights too

The Four Cardinals and the Encyclical in the Room
The essential questions remain what they have always been: "what is freedom and what is its relationship to the truth contained in God's law? what is the role of conscience in man's moral development?"
By Carl E. Olson

Full text: Cardinals’ letter to Pope Francis on Amoris Laetitia

Prayer: The Mirror of the Soul

Sunday, November 27, 2016

St. Paul

Theotokos of the Sign

Today is the feast day of the miraculous icon of Novgorod. Icon Reader