Saturday, January 14, 2017

Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Chicago


Rowan Williams: What the Russian Orthodox Church Can Teach the West

Sr. Vassa on the Incarnation

Sandro Magister: "Amoris Laetitia". Malta’s Sailboat Joins the Papal Fleet

Is the artist who did the cover of that booklet the same one who designed the logo for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy?
Fr. Z: IMPORTANT: Interview with Card. Caffarra about the Dubia and ‘Amoris laetitia’ confusion

The Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Jerusalem

A Response to Born of a Virgin?


On the Messiah

Bishop Nicholas in CA

The Festal Cycle

Memories of St. John Maximovitch

Friday, January 13, 2017

Your Eminence, Is There a Danger to the Faith Now?

Ed Peters: The Maltese Disaster (via Fr. Z)

The Face of Mercy

The documentary has this going for it: Jim Caviezel is the narrator.


Discovering “the Face of Mercy” in the modern world by K. V. Turley
A documentary from the Knights of Columbus profiles several individuals who have been touched by the message of Divine Mercy.

Preparatory Document for the Next Synod

Found this tonight


Google Books

Published in 2001; probably does not have the material contained in Teresa di Lisieux. Il fascino della santità, I segreti di una "dottrina" ritrovata.

Apparently a copy of the latter book was given to Pope Francis in 2013, who took it on his trip to Brazil.

GIANNI GENNARI. Teresa maestra di teologia

If he had had read this book, would Louis Bouyer have revised his opinion of St. Thérèse and praised her even more? Apparently he was already aware of the difference between what is found in the edited manuscripts (which were nonetheless modified by Agnes) of the saint and what was marketed in her name but perhaps he hadn't made such an extensive study as Gennari, who tells the story of Fr. Combes and Hans Urs von Balthasar (both of whose work was used by Fr. Bouyer) and of others in recovering the true teaching of the Little Flower.

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus: An Echo of the Heart of God
CWR: Journalist Peter Seewald: Pope Benedict is “one of the most misunderstood personalities of our time” by Paul Senz
The German journalist reflects on his latest book-length interview with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, whom he considers among history’s most significant popes.

VOCES8, Palestrina: Magnificat Primo Toni

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Eastern Christian Books: The Papacy and the Orthodox

Eastern Christian Books: The Papacy and the Orthodox

More on Cardinal Burke's La Verità Interview

1P5: Cardinal Burke: “The Faith is in Danger!”

Also at 1P5: Pope Orders Cardinal Müller to Dismiss Three CDF Priests

For Cardinal Mueller, a humble faith is good for theology
The organ, something else that was introduced in the second millenium and is now taken to be "traditional" by the West?

Is the Organ Really a Sacred Instrument? by Joseph P. Swain
Pianos and guitars are comparatively cheap, and money is tight. Those of us who believe the organ is a sacred instrument have to take the question – “is the organ really a sacred instrument?” – and make it real, a spiritual matter for our pastors and parish councils.

How typical was the NAC of seminaries at that time?

Before the Council...

Lessons from an era of confusion by George Weigel
Msgr. Stephen DiGiovanni's book "Aggiornamento on the Hill of Janus" offers a snapshot of a once-stable institution caught in the maelstrom of ecclesiastical confusion and crisis—and offers lessons along the way.

Making Liturgical Furnishings

Arvo Pärt Documentary

buy here

A Sad Marketing Gimmick

One would have wished that sort of thing was limited to Jesuits and Franciscans...

Looks like it is getting much support from the Dominicans in the Philippines and their lay associates.

St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, Boston

A successful transformation of Gothic architecture into a Byzantine worship space?


Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Provocative? How about offensive to Catholics?

CWR Dispatch: Six years on, the UK Ordinariate continues to “go forward in faith” by Joanna Bogle
The path for the Anglican Ordinariate hasn’t been completely smooth since its founding, but its members are thriving in their unique position within the Catholic Church.

The Drama Continues

NCReg: Cardinal Müller’s TV Interview Causes Bewilderment by Edward Pentin
Vatican’s doctrinal chief criticizes making ‘dubia’ public but some critics say he is missing the point as it emerges that none of the CDF’s corrections of ‘Amoris Laetitia’ was accepted.

Fr. Z: Card. Burke’s interview in ‘La Verità”: More Cardinals are completely with the Four
Sandro Magister: A Firing, a Demolition: Behold the New Curia

Cappella Romana in Early Music America-

Choir of Royal Holloway: Palestrina, Magnificat Primo Toni

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Theotokos

Ad Multos Annos!

The Power of Silence

The English translation of Cardinal Sarah's book will be available in April. Fr. Z: Card. Sarah’s new book available in ENGLISH

Ignatius Press did get the rights for this... product info.

Order of Malta Responds

official statement (via Fr. Z)

Another Nugget from Fr. Ciszek

Modern and Ignatian?

But there's this:

There is a reason why I resolved to ignore Vatican News this year

And I should probably try to live up to that resolution... Yikes!

Someone needs to give a good theological explanation of what "servant" means with respect to Christ. Maybe Byzantine theologians have already done so.

This looks better:



Monday, January 09, 2017

Yes-Man for the Papacy?

Card. Müller: “a possible fraternal correction of the Pope seems to me to be very remote”

After all, Cardinal Müller has no authority to silence his brother bishops.

Is it time to restore the full Psalter to the Liturgy of the Hours?

Community in Mission

Ian Knowles

The Telegraph: British painter revives Christian ancient art form of iconography in occupied West Bank
PRI: Many Christian icons are made in China. But these come from Bethlehem.

Bethlehem Icon School
Living Tradition and Iconography by Ian Knowles
Elias Icons
Orthodox Arts Journal
Middle East Eye

Fr. Florovsky on the Incarnation

Incarnation and Deification

Icon by George Kordis

The Icon of the Theophany

The Crisis in Orthodox Music in America


More on the Circumcision of Christ

Eastern Christian Books: The Retired Pope on His Life and Death

Eastern Christian Books: The Retired Pope on His Life and Death

St. Ambrose of Milan

Pravoslavie: Example of St. Ambrose of Milan by Protopresbyter Peter Heers
The Life of the Saint, written by his close disciple Paulinus, relays important information on the state of the Church at the time and the way in which the Saint was elected bishop, which is quite relevant to our contemporary situation and very instructive for us vis-a-vis how the Fathers of the Church dealt with heresy.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

John Deely Has Passed

Announcement by the Semiotic Society of America. Eternal memory!
CWR Dispatch: Is Fr. Paul Keller’s essay really the way "Amoris Laetitia" should be read? by Edward N. Peters
Keller’s essay illustrates how pastors are going to stumble into accepting the central flaw in AL: implicitly assuming that a Catholic’s assessment of his or her own conscience is the sole criterion governing a minister’s decision to give holy Communion to a member of the faithful.


The Hospitality of Abraham

From the same monastery: