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.