Saturday, August 18, 2018

A New Setting

Latin Traditionalists!

Ed Peters on the Recent Change to the CCC

The death penalty debate and the Church’s magisterium by Edward N. Peters
I regard the liceity of the death penalty as having been established with infallible certitude by the Church’s ordinary magisterium.

The ordinary magisterium, one must see, takes a long, long time, to develop; it requires repetition and consistency over many generations, this, not simply on the part of popes but also by the bishops around the world, and even incorporates, to some extent, the lived acceptance of teachings by Catholic pastors, academics, and rank-and-file faithful through time.

This however applies to the theologoumena of the Latins as well.

"The Spirit of Vatican 2"

How not to design a church: Liturgical Music and Design: Jesuit Ministry in Slovenia by Bruce Morrill

Another Byzantine Jesuit

I still need to read his essay on marriage/divorce.


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Ah, But What Sense of Sacrifice?

If the Chinese notion of "sacrifice" is not the same as that of the Israelites or the Apostles and Church Fathers, then maybe it is a good thing not to be associated so much with it, even though inculturation in other ways may be necessary. (Is the Chinese notion of "sacrifice" the same as that of other pagans, i.e. the offering of something to the Divine?)


Axios! Archon Mousikodidaskalos

You Could Guess from the Headline that Opus Dei Is Involved

Life of Spanish chemistry professor shows ‘holiness is in the ordinary’

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

More Reaction to the Zenit Article with Fr. Rosica

‘Francis Is A Dictator Pope — Thank God’ By ROD DREHER • August 14, 2018,

The Icon of the Dormition

The Importance of the Septuagint

Russian Faith: Why Don't These Bibles Match? - Psalm 14 According to the Apostle Paul Some Bibles read differently. The KJV and NIV readings are shorter, while the OSB reading is considerably longer. But which reading is correct? Have the KJV and NIV removed words from this Psalm, or has the OSB added to it? Fr. Joseph Gleason

Monday, August 13, 2018

CWR: Natural No Maas: The disintegration of the concept of all law in Luther by Timothy J. Gordon

Classical Protestantism is a voluntarist form of Christianity, such a radically different view of human and divine will that it must be differentiated from non-voluntarist Catholicism not only as a different sect, but as a fundamentally different worldview.