Monday, February 27, 2017

Philology Institute Summer Courses

The Anniversary Was Two days ago...

Fr. Hunwicke: Regnans in Excelsis

The power of the pope to depose a Catholic sovereign is based on his power to excommunicate? Is the secular authority directly under the authority of the pope? What is the warrant from Sacred Tradition for this? I have to do some research on the theological reasoning for this as it has been a while since I thought about the topic when reading Church history. The good of the Church is greater than the temporal good? Even if this is the case, on what basis does excommunication necessitate that someone is deprived of political office?

Does the pope have the authority to immediately excommunicate anyone in the Universal Church, i.e. Christians in the jurisdictions of the other patriarchates? Or is this power only mediate, that is the power to confirm an excommunication or to deny an appeal, and for reasons other than just "subsidiarity"?

Eastern Christian Books: Ascetic Psychology and Physical Practices for Lent

Eastern Christian Books: Ascetic Psychology and Physical Practices for Lent

St. Basil the Great

Friday, February 24, 2017

This Weekend

Sixth Annual Florovsky Symposium

Fr. Patrick Brannan, SJ Has Passed

Old school Jesuit, a memorable teacher at the seminary -- his presence helped cement my interest in Jesuit spirituality at the time. Eternal memory!

They don't make Jesuits like him any more.

A Conservative Blog for Peace
Merion Station
Scranton Times
Breitbart: NASA Scientists Propose New Definition for Planets That Would Include Pluto

Russian Chant Revival

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017


Saturday, February 18, 2017

CWR Dispatch: Michael Novak, Rest in Peace by Jay Richards
Novak, who died earlier today after a battle with cancer, had an illustrious career as an author, scholar, and educator that began during Vatican II and continued until his final days.

A Workshop with Theodoros Papadopoulos

Psalm 130

Friday, February 17, 2017

Michael Novak Passes

Theocon. Kyrie eleison.

George Weigel remembers.
Acton Institute Blog - obit

His website.


Psalm 51

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

CWR Dispatch Cardinal Coccopalmerio's blow upon a bruise by Edward N. Peters (original)
The Church’s arguably two highest-ranking cardinals in the areas of canonical interpretation and the protection of doctrine and morals are in public, plain, and diametric opposition with each other concerning a crucial canonico-sacramental practice.

Eastern Christian Books: Mysticism

Eastern Christian Books: Mysticism

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Crisis: Mixed Signals from the German Amoris Laetitia Guidelines by Marie Meaney

The latest news from Germany does not engender confidence that the Catholic bishops have had any success in resolving the myriad problems that have plagued the Church over the past...

Saturday, February 11, 2017

CWR: The Hysterical Media Attacks on Cardinal Burke By Carl E. Olson

Far too many reporters and pundits confirm the observation of G.K. Chesterton in the early 1900s that much journalism is simply "bad journalism" and is "shapeless, careless, and colorless..."

Friday, February 10, 2017

CWR Dispatch: When it comes to liturgy, we're all mutually-enriching mongrels by Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille

One of the many problems with Latin liturgical reform over the last 40 years was being too heavily influenced by German and Swiss sources, and not enough by Byzantine ones.

Holy Tradition

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Normally I wouldn't post something from NRO

And this piece is typical of the anti-Putin neocon outlook of the magazine; the author is George Weigel... but the representation of the Russian Orthodox Church is probably not 100% false: Meeting with Moscow, Rome Must Refuse to Bend to the Putin Storyline (via Byz, TX)

But the "Progressives" Have Discovered Ultramontanism Again

CWR Dispatch: Should the Mass reflect a pope’s personality? by Nicholas Senz
The liturgy belongs to the whole Church, across time and space; it is not to be manipulated according to the whims of each individual pope.

CWR Dispatch: Synod-talk, again by George Weigel
Why does the preparatory document for the 2018 Synod comprehensively ignore the contemporary saint who was a powerful magnet for young people during his twenty-six-year pontificate?

Monday, February 06, 2017

Prof. Kwasniewski Responds to Fr. Stravinskas

Eastern Christian Books: A.E. Siecienski on the Papacy and the Orthodox

Eastern Christian Books: A.E. Siecienski on the Papacy and the Orthodox
CWR via Il Timone: The Truth is Not Up for Negotiation
Cardinal Gerhard L. Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, speaks on the meaning of doctrine and its relationship with personal conscience, ecumenism and the interpretation of "Amoris Laetitia".
CWR Dispatch: On “mutual enrichment” and “Universae Ecclesiae”: A response to Fr. Stravinskas by Fr. Albert P. Marcello, III
While the incorporation of additional Mass formularies is indeed foreseen by "Summorum Pontificum", great care should be taken in ensuring that these new euchological texts be harmonious with the ethos of the 1962 books.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Sovereign is he who destroys the exceptional by Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille
Vatican II famously tried to move beyond seeing the pope as a solitary sovereign, not least when the council rightly and thankfully rebuffed Paul VI’s request to say that the pope was accountable to God alone.