Thursday, April 16, 2020

Hans Urs von Balthasar

Church Life Journal: Easter: We Walked Where There Was No Path by Hans Urs von Balthasar

The world’s ultimate destiny—as nature and as the history of mankind—is summed up both really and symbolically in the historical destiny of the man Jesus Christ. Ecce homo: behold man! Behold life destined for death! That is his destination; thither his destiny draws him, to a profound abyss of oblivion. And the shadow cast by this end covers everything with horror and chill, confusing all the threads of reason. But with the Resurrection from the dead, of whom the man Jesus Christ is the firstfruits, man comes forth from God, new, eternal. On the other side of death he begins his immortal life. And thanks to the death on the Cross on the part of the one man Jesus Christ, who was God’s Son, expiating sin and death’s doom on behalf of all, this eternal Resurrection life reflects a brilliant light onto the whole of our doomed existence. “Death, where is thy sting, where is thy victory?” Death is still there, and yet it has been superseded. The Cross is there but has turned into Easter. All the questions that guilty existence is bound to ask are still there, and yet “whenever our hearts condemn us, God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything”.

Part of the Latin Resistance?

Archbishop Viganò's original revelations and criticisms may be valid; I suppose from a Latin theological point of view regarding the papacy, this concern may be justified as well. But at this point does he really have much else to say that would not cause his reputation to be diminished?

The Remnant: Viganò on 2020 Pontifical Yearbook: Did Pope Francis abandon the title 'Vicar of Christ'? by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò

Imitating St. Mary of Egypt

The Fear of God

What Is Anamensis?

James Ceaser Responds to Vermeule

Law and Liberty: Adrian Vermeule’s Sixteenth-Century Constitutionalism by James Ceaser

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Митрополия (Рязань). Выпуск от 15 апреля

Ad Multos Annos!

CNA/CWR: Benedict XVI celebrates his 93rd birthday during coronavirus lockdown

Vatican Foundation Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI

Fr. James Moore, O.P. : A Homily Reflecting on Pascha and the COVID-19 Crisis