Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Another anniversary.

Another occasion to ask, "What is the state of the congregation?"

What's next for the progressives?

Intercommunion: The Next Step in Theological Ambiguity? by John M. Grondelski

Theologian: Shared Communion With Protestants Would be Blasphemy and Sacrilege by Edward Pentin
Msgr. Nicola Bux reflects on the possibility this pontificate is sympathetic to Protestant theologian Jürgen Moltmann’s theory of “open Communion.”
Crisis: When God’s Authorship of Creation is Denied by Fr. Daniel Pattee, TOR

St. Silouan on Providence


One take...

Drop the Filioque From Liturgical Use

I actually agree with this. Either procedit should be limited to being equivalent to ἐκπορευόμενον (drawn from scripture), or it should be admitted that the Latin translation is not 100% accurate, if procedit is equivalent to προϊέναι. Should the translations of the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed be 100% faithful to the original Greek. Should that be a matter of discussion for a reunion council?

Pray Tell: What to Do With the Filioque
Posted by Liborius Lumma
The filioque debate is a well known ecumenical issue. I give my ideas for a viable solution, mainly with regard to the liturgy.
Pray Tell: January 1st in the 17th century Chinese Liturgy

Posted by Audrey Seah

In 1670, following approval received in 1615 from Pope Paul V, a translation of the Roman Missal was published in classical Chinese. In the Missal, the feast on January 1st contains all the same readings as the Latin Roman Missal but bears a different title. Instead of the feast of the “Circumcision of the Lord,” the liturgical calendar names the day the “Establishment of the Holy Name of Jesus” (立耶穌聖名).