Sunday, May 27, 2018

Trinity Sunday

In the Byzantine Rite, Pentecost is also called Trinity Sunday, but is there any Sunday that is not Trinity Sunday? We remember the Resurrection on Sunday, but do we not acknowledge the giving of the Holy Spirit in the Eucharist as well?

CNA: In the footsteps of a saint – St Philip Neri's Rome

Saturday, May 26, 2018


Editor’s note: The following document is a pastoral letter issued May 13 by the bishops of Kazakhstan on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the encyclical Humanae Vitae. Praised...

Thursday, May 24, 2018

How Useful a Book?

Scott Hahn's latest is on marriage and family. Sounds rather blue-pilled, and he's unlikely to deal with feminism in any meaningful way.

Scott Hahn's Call to Save the Family By CASEY CHALK
Want to restore our culture? The Christian scholar says marriage the place to start.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Rorate Caeli: Pontifical High Mass video exceeds 26K views

C. Wolfe: "The provost from my University, Jonathan Sanford, brought ideas from Alasdair MacIntyre's "Dependent Rational Animals" to bear on our University motto, Veritatem, Justitiam Diligite": audio

Monday, May 21, 2018

Sandro Magister: Three Gone. The "C9" Keeps Falling To Pieces


The straw that broke the camel's back? There have been so many so far in this pontificate.

Blesseds Oscar Romero and Paul VI Will Be Canonized Oct. 14 by Hannah Brockhaus/CNA/EWTN News
The canonizations will take place during the 2018 Synod of Bishops.

The Next Consistory

Pope Francis to Create 14 Cardinals at June 29 Consistory by Edward Pentin

Francis’ New Cardinals by Matthew E. Bunson
The Pope empowers his trusted aides and further globalizes the College

Organic Development?

CWR: Mary, Mother of the Church, and two popes by Ines Angeli Murzaku
Pope Francis’ decision to create the new memorial of Mary, Mater Ecclesiae on Pentecost Monday is a fulfillment of Blessed Paul VI’s devotion to Mary under this title.

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

Apparently this movie is not a documentary about the man or the person of the pope but about Christianity or Christian teachings, as transmitted by the writings and speeches of Pope Francis. So why the misleading title? Can the message be separated from the messenger? Of course it can. Imagine if a documentary had been made about the teachings of Jesus Christ instead.

Does the movie do anything to lessen the personality cult built around Francis by Catholics and liberals? It would seem not. Or to diminish Roman claims about the papacy? No.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Psalm 141

A New Book by Anthony Clark

CWR Dispatch: Can Catholics be Buddhist? New book compares Jesus and Buddha
Saying that Buddhism and Christianity lead to the same place,” says Dr. Anthony E. Clark, author of Catholicism and Buddhism: The Contrasting Lives and Teachings of Jesus and Buddha, “is like saying that two maps leading to different cities lead to the exact same city; this is nonsense.”
Sandro Magister: Surprise. Among the Francis Men Is One Who Is Defending "Humanae Vitae"

Friday, May 18, 2018

A Different Sort of Triumphalism

The triumph of Christ over death. And so Christians must be courageous in all areas of life.

Bishop Schneider: Christians Are Spiritual Soldiers Who Belong to an Army of Victors by Bishop Athanasius Schneider
COMMENTARY: Every Christian has a duty to fight against sin, error and temptation, including errors within the Church such as heresy and ambiguity in doctrine.

Fr. Z links to the text and video at LifeSite.

An Oldie, But a Good One

The Truth About Men & Church
Robbie Low on the Importance of Fathers to Churchgoing

Cappella Romana Coming to SF Next Season

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Archbishop Lefebvre Meets with Pope Paul VI

Ecco il verbale segreto dell’incontro fra Paolo VI e Lefebvre - Andrea Tornielli
Pubblicata nel libro di padre Sapienza la trascrizione del colloquio dell’11 settembre 1976 tra il vescovo tradizionalista e Montini. Documento utile per leggere certe dinamiche interne alla Chiesa di oggi (via Fr. Z)

The Year of Faith conference from the Nativity of Our Savior church with David Fagerberg 2013

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Asia News:

Pope Francis thanks the Neocathecumenal Way for its 50 anniversary, and sends them out on mission
Pope Francis meets with 100,000 members of the Neocathecumenal Way, together with 16 cardinals and 90 bishops. Representatives of dozens of Asian countries were present in the rally. The pontiff comments on Jesus words: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations” (Mt 28, 19). Benediction of crosses, handed in to 34 members sent on mission ad gentes. Some of Rome parishes’ communities are sent on mission to Italian capital peripheral areas.

Eastern Christian Books: Byzantine Concepts of Personhood and Individuality

Eastern Christian Books: Byzantine Concepts of Personhood and Individuality

Sunday, May 13, 2018

The Eijk Rebuke

Cardinal Eijk, Pope Francis, and problems of governance by Christopher R. Altieri
The basic dynamic of this pontificate is quite clear, and it leaves far too much unclear.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

On the Met Exhibit

We have Met the problem—and it is ancient, secular, and us by Carl E. Olson
The Gala at the Met was a sad attempt to pretend, to think (or feel, more likely) that colorful celebration and rampant symbolism can capture or reveal the essence of Catholicism.


Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Faces Among Icons

But what sort of Christianity?

One that has been infected with liberalism?

Alasdair MacIntyre, the liberal anti-liberal? Or the anti-liberal liberal?

Tuesday, May 08, 2018


Cardinal Eijk: Pope Francis Needed to Give Clarity on Intercommunion by Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk
COMMENTARY: Failure to give German bishops proper directives, based on the clear doctrine and practice of the Church, points to a drift towards ...

Cardinal Müller on Intercommunion Meeting: ‘More Clarity and Courage’ Needed by Edward Pentin
The former CDF prefect views the statement on the meeting about Holy Communion for some Protestant spouses as ‘very poor,’ ...

Calcutta, United States

“Find your own Calcutta”: On Betsy DeVos’ address at Ave Maria University by James V. Schall, S.J.

Service has the connotation of some event or deed happening mainly from a spirit of generosity, not from pay or coercion. At the heart of the world we find gift, not only necessity.

The Making of a New Icon