Saturday, August 26, 2017

Pertinacious Papist: Sammons and Lawler: why we pretend nothing went wrong after Vatican II

Three articles were published recently revisiting the confusion following Vatican II and suggesting how to make sense of it: - Martin Mosebach, "Pope Benedict's Red Thread," *First Things* (August 10, 2017) - Eric Sammons, "Evangelization, Vatican II, and Censorship," *Crisis* (August 15, 2017) - Phil Lawler, "Let's stop pretending: something DID go wrong after Vatican II," ** (August 23, 2017) The last article by Lawler draws the three together by summarizing points made by Mosebach and Sammons. Mosebach's and Sammons' articles, however, sh...

The Church is More than the Patriarchate of Rome

The knowledge of Roman Catholics remains abysmal on this point.

Making sense of Pope Francis’ statement about “the liturgical reform” by Christopher R. Altieri
The Holy Father is focusing his (and our) attention on the rational substance of the reform process.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

"Sure thing, Boss."

It is interesting how "boss" has replaced "sir" as a colloquial way of showing respect (to a man). (I have not yet heard a woman use this form of address yet.)

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Bienheureux l'homme, air de Valaam


If Adam had not sinned, would there be any sex differences? Would men and women have had interchangeable minds/psyches? How can one claim that men would not have been the head of women if there had been no fall, except by inferring (erroneously) that this headship is a consequence of the Fall or that it is sinful domination?