Saturday, January 20, 2018

Some Reactionary Orthodox May Agree

Patriarch Athenagoras was a modernist or a heretic? Just because he didn't think there were significant (i.e. Church -dividing) theological differences between Roman Catholics and Byzantine Orthodox. I would guess that his understanding of the theological differences would be greater than that of Pope Francis.

Sandro Magister: Athenagoras, Orthodoxy's Bergoglio

Sun of Justice Preview

Friday, January 19, 2018


Ed Peters on what seems to be the latest publicity stunt for the "populist, pastoral" pope: Thoughts on a Mid-Air Marriage (original)

In his update, Peters reports that this may have been a planned event. If that is the case, did the same person who got this to happen also have the conscience necessary to make sure the necessary vetting of the couple was done? Even if that were the case, the fact that this was publicized as a spontaneous event and to maintain a certain image of the pope speaks volumes about the papacy.

Hagiographical Skepticism

Where are the Bollandists now?

RTE Program on the Dominicans

Byzantine Blessing of the Great Waters for Theophany

Rorate Caeli: Mariawald Trappist Abbey Closed Down -- Summorum Undone by Current Vatican Regime

Eastern Christian Books: Nicholas Denysenko on Theophany and Chrismation

Eastern Christian Books: Nicholas Denysenko on Theophany and Chrismation

Eastern Christian Books: Syriac and Ethiopian Christianity

Eastern Christian Books: Syriac and Ethiopian Christianity

Alexander Lingas Interviews Marcel Pérès

Concept: Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann on the Common and the Personal in the Divine Liturgy by V.V. Pechatnov


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Nicholas Denysenko on the Theophany

Theophany, Blessing Waters, and Conversion by Nicholas Denysenko

μωραίνει Κύριος ον βούλεται απολέσαι

German bishop wants to make 16 years the minimum age for the reception of Confirmation: German Bishop Suspends Confirmation For Four Years

Lectoring in the Roman rite in the US

The Byzantine rite does have instituted lectors but it also does allow for non-instituted lectors, who should chant the reading as well. And, there is also a question here of whether the artchitectural feature of the "sanctuary" reflects a good and proper understanding of the temple as a place for the Eucharistic assembly.

The Past of the Patriarchate of Rome

CWR: The Jesuit Pope and the problematic reform of the Roman Curia by Christopher R. Altieri

2017 was a year in which the micro-fissures in the structure began to be visible to the naked eye. 2018 is likely to be the year in which it becomes clear that major structural reform cannot be postponed.

Monday, January 15, 2018

CWR: Pope Francis and Ideology by Eduardo Echeverria

It is unfortunate that the Holy Father’s overall emphasis on legalism is such that he never addresses the antithesis of legalism, namely, antinomianism, leaving us with a lopsided picture of contemporary culture.

Francesco Arzillo Defends Ratzinger

Sandro Magister: Why Ratzinger Is Not a Heretic. The Defense Speaks. See also Antonio Caragliu.

Sunday, January 14, 2018