Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cardinal Koch on the Protestant Reformation

CWR: Cardinal Koch: “The commemoration of the Reformation reminded us of what unites us”

“In the commemoration of the Reformation,” says the President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, “the emphasis was above all on what we have in common; but open questions still remain, as before.”

If Decentralization Not Now, Then When?

Sandro Magister: Francis's Slap At Cardinal Sarah. Behind the Scenes

Echeverria Responds to Faggioli

A Critique of Faggioli’s interpretation of early Ratzinger’s view of Scripture, Tradition, and Authority by Eduardo Echeverria

Massimo Faggioli’s naïve biblicism cannot account for different levels of authoritative Church teachings in Catholicism, with some being foundational, irreformable, and definitive, and others being […]

The God-Bearer

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A Prokeimenon



Byz, TX:

Do we have naked women needing to be baptized by deaconesses? Do we have priests unable to go to widows homes lest they scandalize the village? Do we have male and female sides to our parishes that need deaconesses to keep the women in order during services? No? Then what role will they play as that's the role they filled 600+ years ago? Helping people through Christian charity? Does that need an ordained ministry?

If we're going to restore the order of deaconesses let us also restore strict sex divisions in and outside of the temple.


MoJ: Paolo Carozza on "the true Benedict Option"

Common Good Conference at UST MN

Three Historic Ambrosian Missals

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Theophilos III in Rome

The New Ritual or the Old?

Catholic Herald: US Bishops Publish English Language Translation of Exorcism Ritual

Of course the new ritual...

A Response to Fastiggi

Link to the article here.

The implication of Fastiggi's defense is that the Church's teaching on capital punishment is neither of the deposit of faith nor is it an obvious precept (or permission) of the Natural Law. In which case, then no mere affirmation or denial of the liceity of capital punishment as being of the Gospel (or of Sacred Tradition) now suffices, as it must be given a justification through moral theology and evaluated accordingly.

I have no real difficulty with the claim that the teaching on the liceity of capital punishment is not a revealed datum. But that it is not of the Natural Law, I need to see an actual argument for that.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Fastiggi Responds to Feser

Capital Punishment and the Papal Magisterium: A Response to Dr. Edward Feser by Robert Fastiggi

The issue is not so much whether prior popes were in error in their scriptural citations. The issue is whether their scriptural appeals qualify as definitive and infallible judgments of the papal Magisterium.

Monday, October 23, 2017

CWR: Liturgy, Authority, and Postmodernity by Dom Alcuin Reid

As our self-consciously modern liturgical rites approach their fiftieth birthdays we would do well not to cling to them uncritically. Nor can we follow postmodernity down paths of ecclesial and liturgical subjectivism.

CWR: On capital punishment, even the pope’s defenders are confused by Dr. Edward Feser

There simply is no way to make an absolute condemnation of capital punishment consistent with past scriptural and papal teaching. The only way out of the mess is for Pope Francis to issue a clarification that reaffirms traditional teaching.

Archimandrite Seraphim (Bit-Haribi) - Lord, have mercy!