Wednesday, June 27, 2018

More on Fr. Frank Phillips

Fr. Z: Provincial recommended Fr. Frank Phillips of @SJCantius be restored as superior general of the Canons
CWR: Cdl. Müller: “We are experiencing conversion to the world, instead of to God”
In an exclusive CWR interview, the former prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith discusses tensions over the proposed reception of Holy Communion by Protestants, continued conflicts over the Church’s teaching about ordination, and homosexuality and ideology.

Eastern Christian Books: Neilos of Rossano and His Life

Eastern Christian Books: Neilos of Rossano and His Life

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

A more Latin view of soteriology?

CWR: How Jesus became Jesus: A conversation with Fr. Thomas G. Weinandy by Carl E. Olson
“When he was conceived and born these saving acts were still in the future,” says the noted theologian and author of a new study of the Synoptic Gospels. “Thus, Jesus had to enact his name – he had to become truly Jesus, YHWH-Saves, not simply in name but in actuality.”
Church Life: The Birth of Scholasticism from a Series of Fortunate Mistakes by Mark J. Clark

Eastern Christian Books: Ukrainian Catholic and Russian Orthodox Perspectives on the Ps-Sobor of 1946

Eastern Christian Books: Ukrainian Catholic and Russian Orthodox Perspectives on the Ps-Sobor of 1946

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Certified by whom?

and according to what standards?

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Fota XI Liturgy Conference

Exemplifying What is Wrong with Much of Contemporary Latin Theology

and the understanding of the Church's teaching authority, the Magisterium, especially papal authority.

Making sense of U.S. immigration law, enforcement, and the current crisis by David R. Upham
The teachings of the Magisterium mostly vindicate Sessions’s policies in interpreting and enforcing American law. At the same time, these teachings strongly suggest grave deficiencies in that law.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Meeting of Eastern Catholic Bishops of Europe

Working Document for the Upcoming Synod on Youth

Liturgy Training Publications

Going the way of Liturgical Press? The catalog from LTP increasingly reminds me of a catalog from Lit Press, as evidenced by the latest catalog for the latter part of this year, which features a few books from Lit Press (missals). What is the future of Hillenbrand Books? Is there really change afoot at Liturgy Training Publications? Does the publisher have anything to do with the Liturgical Institute, which has had its leadership changed by Cardinal Cupich, and seems to be moving away from tradition?

Don Divo Barsotti

Monday, June 18, 2018

Sandro Magister: Germán Arana, the Jesuit Who Advised Francis Badly

CWR: Two new books explore Pope St. John Paul II’s moral convictions, intellectual legacy by Filip Mazurczak
A Pope and a President by Paul Kengor and Wind From Heaven by Monika Jablonska delve into many unknown or overlooked aspects of John Paul’s life and thought.

Dedication of the Monastery of St. John of San Francisco in New York

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Good Luck Making This Happen

So chant workshops are still happening with the archdiocese of San Franciso, at least...

Sandro Magister: Gnosticism, an Ancient Heresy. But Here's How It's Reappearing Today (with a link to an essay by Fr. Thomas Weinandy)

Friday, June 15, 2018

Franciscan Liturgy?


Rabbi B: "The Hebrew word for gratitude is 'hakaras hatov' which, when roughly translated, means 'recognizing the good.' Recognizing the good that someone does for us requires humility, a trait which doesn't come easy to the Gamma. Humility and gratitude do not come easy when you're a secret king who is convinced that he is not only superior to everyone else and misunderstood, he is also someone who people underestimate to their peril."

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Written by a Latin

who decries the subordination of the Orthodox and Protestant churches to the secular authority, but at what cost did the Patriarchate of Rome gain its "freedom" from the secular power? By first approving of the idea of empire, and then trying to claim the supreme power over the empire. (Which was the same strategy it tried to use with respect to the state.) And the consequences? How is the Church able to limit the secular power except by being faithful to its mission and evangelizing and bringing the divine life to Christians?

CNA: Cardinal Parolin, Pope Francis, and the outcomes of the outward Church In the end, the Church is in the world, but not of the world. by Andrea Gagliarducci, Catholic News Agency
The Catholic Church cannot be considered one of many players on the field, nor can she be perceived as such.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

CWR: Polish Bishops’ Amoris Laetitia guidelines stress discernment and compassion, in continuity with Church doctrine by Filip Mazurczak

How Our World Stopped Being Christian: Anatomy Of A Collapse by Guillaume Cuchet.

French Catholicism: An Autopsy by Rod Dreher

We must consider the message and the messenger, who is the means of transmitting the message. Even if the message arguably didn't change, did the messenger? Or is the patriarchate of Rome best by institutional inertia that prevents it from capitalizing on this impulse to renewal?

Monday, June 11, 2018

The last book by Archbishop John R. Quinn. But even if he is correct about the need for decentralize, does he get the proper relationship between the Patriarch of Rome and the Church Universal? Or does Quinn identify the Patriarchate of Rome with the Church Universal?

CWR: The long shadows of the First Vatican Council by Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille
Revered and Reviled squarely faces the problem that Vatican I presents, and has always presented about papal primacy.

Saturday, June 09, 2018

CNA: German bishops express “surprise” over Vatican decision on communion for Protestants

Cardinal Kasper admits that in German dioceses “there already is a widespread practice of non-catholic spouses, who consider themselves serious Christians, stepping up to [receive] Communion, without any bishops, who after all know of this practice, thus far voicing concerns.”

From Shadows to Reality: Studies in the Biblical Typology of the Fathers

Rorate Caeli: New Release: Reprint of Danielou on Biblical Typology

Monday, June 04, 2018


If anything, the Anglican Ordinariate liturgy is closer to the Byzantine-rite Divine Liturgy than the Extraordinary Form of the Roman rite.
Rorate Caeli: Pope blocks German Guidelines allowing Holy Communion for Protestant spouses by New Catholic

The important document by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was made public by several German websites today (we are unsure of the exact order of those who broke the news, so we credit all of them). The translation of the document itself was provided by Settimo Cielo, Sandro Magister's blog. We post it below for the record of ongoing events. We just wish to add the following
CWR: Why talk of Catholic-Lutheran intercommunion damages Catholic-Orthodox relations by Ines Angeli Murzaku

If the Catholic Church can and will think of intercommunion, then intercommunion with the Orthodox Churches is the most reasonable, probable, and feasible.

Saturday, June 02, 2018

First Things: Latimer and Ridley Are Forgotten A Protestant understanding of England’s martyrs by Peter Hitchens

Hidden in the northern suburbs of Oxford are the last traces of a path first trodden by multitudes of country folk hurrying to see the burning of the Protestant martyrs Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley on October 16, 1555, and trudging home afterward. For some years I lived very close to this track, . . . .

Friday, June 01, 2018