Saturday, September 29, 2018

International Orthodox Theological Association

Purgatory

If the "fire" or "heat" of purgatory is God's love purifying those who live in Christ from all remaining perfection, then why might hell not be that same love experienced as a form of torture by those who have rejected God?

(The glory of God, the light of those who have been perfectly transformed or deified is in contrast pleasant.)

Friday, September 28, 2018

CWR: Abp. Vigano’s new testimony has “special appeal” to Card. Ouellet, more criticism of Pope Francis by Carl E. Olson
The strongest words of Viganò’s new testimony are found in the conclusion, where he asks, “Has Christ perhaps become invisible to his vicar?”

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Scott Hahn's Latest Book

CWR: How one Protestant's pursuit of the Fourth Cup led him to the Catholic Church

De Mattei Criticizes One Form of Ultramontanism

Rorate Caeli: De Mattei: The Disfigured Roman Primacy by the Successor of Peter Francesca Romana at RORATE CÆLI - Roberto de Mattei Correspondenza Romana September 26, 2018 The impressive rapidity with which events are unfolding one after the other in the Church makes one think that this is due not only to the dynamics of historical acceleration, but a deliberate choice by the agents of chaos to increase disorientation and paralyze the forces that are seeking to resist the rush of the tide.



A Sad Closing

Rorate Caeli: Dying Italian Dominicans Leave Behind Fra Angelico

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

Consecration of Bishop Mariana Andreja





A Polemic by St. John?

Or a fair characterization?

OrthoChristian: THE DECLINE OF THE PATRIARCHATE OF CONSTANTINOPLE
An overview written in 1938
St. John (Maximovich) of Shanghai and San Francisco

The moral authority of the Patriarchs of Constantinople has likewise fallen very low in view of their extreme instability in ecclesiastical matters.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

St Elisabeth Convent Choir, Minsk visiting St John of Shanghai, Belfast

Kyrie Eleison

OrthoChristian: ON ENVY AND LOVE OF POWER IN THE HISTORY OF BYZANTIUM AND RUS’
Protodeacon Vladimir Vasilik

Are catastrophic events connected with envy characteristic only of Byzantium? Alas, no.

Metropolitan Hilarion on the Future of Christianity in Europe

Pravmir: Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on the Future of Christianity in Europe

On 18 September 2018, in Lisbon, A Junção do Bem Foundation organized a reception in honour of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, who is currently on a visit to Portugal. After the reception Metropolitan Hilarion delivered an address on the Future of Christianity in Europe.

original: MosPat