Saturday, April 06, 2019

SVOTS Chorale

The Icon

Ancient Faith Blogs: 112. The Icon, Part Two – Iconoclasm, the Seventh Council, and after that by Fr. Bill

Fr. Lawrence Farley on the Charismatic "Renewal"

Ancient Faith Blogs: Why I Am No Longer a Charismatic by Fr. Lawrence Farley
Rorate Caeli: “That which thou dost, do quickly” for the Masquerade is over by Francesco Lamendola
H/T Riscossa Cristiana

Pieces of Biblical History

OrthoChristian/Times of Israel: Tiny First Temple find could be first proof of aide to biblical King Josiah by Amanda Borschel-Dan

Accepting the Narrative and Running With It

Church Life: Faith and the Expanding Universe of Georges Lemaître by Jonathan Lunine

On October 29th of last year, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) voted to recommend renaming Hubble’s Law the “Hubble-Lemaître Law.” That such a vote would take place today—during a...

A Poetic Christ: Thomist Reflections on Scripture, Language, and Reality by Olivier-Thomas Venard, O.P.

T&T Clark

The Gospels Manifest a Poetic Christ by Timothy O'Malley

Fr. Venard's Aquinas Lecture for the DSPT in 2016: Life, Language, and Christ: A Thomistic Approach

Friday, April 05, 2019

Rules for the Intellectual Life

CWR: Rules for Christian Intellectuals, Part I by Dr. Kelly Scott Franklin
For those Christians with an intellectual calling, Fr. Antonin-Gilbert Sertillanges, OP (1863-1948), offers a guide, a method, and a spirituality for that life.

Still a Latinocentric View of Things

Crisis Magazine: Is Vatican II Irrelevant Now? by David G. Bonagura Jr.

Does this mean that the actual teachings of Vatican II will fade into oblivion? Not in the short term, since the Council’s documents and approach have been incorporated into the extensive and widely consulted Catechism of the Catholic Church, which itself was created to rein in the wayward Spirit of Vatican II.

The Illusory “Success” of Francis, Under the Lens of a Sociologist of Religion (Il Paradosso di Papa Francesco: La Secolarizzazione Tra Boom Religioso e Crisi del Cristianesimo by Luca Diotallevi)

Fr. Alexander Men on the Cross

Pravmir: The Cross Sweetens the Bitterness of Life by ARCHPRIEST ALEXANDER MEN (+1990)
In the morning, finding at least a minute in the midst of your normal daily tasks to stand before His countenance, you will feel how He is gazing at you lovingly and summoning you to labor. God’s blessing is with you in labor during every minute of life. The Kingdom of God, which is coming in power, is established in the heart, for Christ said: The Kingdom of God is within us – come and drink the living water of the Kingdom of Heaven

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Mother Maria

Pravmir: Mother Maria: Love Without End
"No amount of thought will ever result in any greater formulation than the three words, 'Love one another,' so long as it is love to ...

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Eastern Christian Books: How Apostate Was Julian?

Eastern Christian Books: How Apostate Was Julian?

WITNESS - Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak, Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria

More on the 50th Annivesary of the Promulgation of the Pauline Missal

Fr. Z: It was 50 years ago today… Paul VI’s Apostolic Constitution “Missale Romanum”

Responding to Gender Ideology

Part 1
Part 2

A Memorial!

Rorate Caeli: Exactly 50 Years Ago, Paul VI tried to destroy the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

7. Cena dominica sive Missa est sacra synaxis seu congregatio populi Dei in unum convenientis, sacerdote praeside, ad memoriale Domini celebrandum. Quare de sanctae Ecclesiae locali congregatione eminenter valet promissio Christi: "Ubi sunt duo vel tres congregati in nomine meo, ibi sum in medio eorum" (Mt. 18, 20).

"7. The Lord's Supper, or Mass, is the sacred meeting or congregation of the people of God assembled, the priest presiding, to celebrate the memorial of the Lord. For this reason, Christ's promise applies eminently to such a local gathering of holy Church: 'Where two or three come together in my name, there am I in their midst' (Mt. 18:20)."

I don't recall Fr. Bouyer criticizing the General Instruction of the Roman Missal itself, rather than the Roman Missal, but I am guessing that para 7 would not be problematic for him. After all, what is to prevent a memorial from also being the re-presentation of the sacrifice of Christ, through the ministry of the Church (CCC 611, 1323, 1330, 1341)? (At the moment I am accepting Latin theology and expression on this point for the purposes of this post.) Granted, Pope Paul VI does not seem to say this explicitly, but even if he doesn't, it doesn't imply that he denies that the Eucharist is a sacrifice.

Of course, it may be that he had reasons for not elaborating on sacrifice and it is not clear that the received Latin tradition on what sacrifice means, and how Christ's Passion and Death constitute a sacrifice, are correct.

The Sacrifice of the Mass by Fr. William G. Most
The Sacramental Life of the Orthodox Church by Rev. Alciviadis C. Calivas, Th.D.
The Liturgy in the Thought of Benedict XVI by Giles R. Dimock
Peter Leithart: The Non-Eucharist Eucharist

A Jézus-ima

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Part 2 of the Cardinal Sarah Interview

CWR: The Church is plunged into the darkness of Good Friday (Part 2)

“There are men of the Church,” says Robert Cardinal Sarah, “some of them high-ranking, who have tarnished the Church, disfigured the face of Christ, but Judas must not lead us to reject all the apostles.”