Thursday, April 23, 2020

Kallistos Ware – The Jesus Prayer

Bright Week

The 1955 Reform of Palm Sunday


First Mr. DiPippo begins with a claim about the 1955 Holy Week reform:

This divorce communicates the Protestant idea that the Last Supper, and the rite which Christ instituted thereby, were merely a commemoration of the Sacrifice of the Cross, rather than the anticipation of the Sacrifice and its perpetuation in time, as the Church believes and teaches. I then explained how the post-Conciliar reform undid this change in some respects.
As the Church teaches, or the patriarchate of Rome?

The rest is useful information, especially the comparison of the Roman rite with other rites with respect to Palm Sunday, and it is probably the case that the texts of the 1955 reform are deficient in comparison with what preceded them.

Collegiality for a Good Reason or Not?

Rorate Caeli: BREAKING - IMPORTANT - Summorum Under Threat? - Holy See sends survey to Bishops on Summorum Pontificum (Exclusive)

Renewed Attention to the CDK-Maritain Debate

First Things: False Notions of the Common Good by C. C. Pecknold

Thus De Koninck’s most powerful claim is that human dignity can only be truly defended by embracing the primacy of the common good “expressly ordered to God.” Without an “explicit and public ordination” to God, our debates about the common will devolve into mere debates between tyrants, and “society degenerates into a state which is frozen and closed in upon itself.” 

But what does an explicit ordination to God require? Not necessarily a version of the Catholic state as the integralists would advocate. Not necessarily the state at all.

What Checks Against Absolutism?

The integralist understanding of authority is anti-liberal, but it is also against modern state-absolutism and totalitarianism. This is true not only of contemporary integralists, but has been true throughout integralist history.

Integralists can say that they are opposed to modern state-absolutism and totalitarianism, but what safeguards would they advocate? What forms of resistance by the Church and citizens (or subjects) are possible, and how are they to be reconciled with integralist claims regarding authority? Where is their development of "just resistance theory"? And to which Latin theory of the origin of authority do they subscribe?

Fr. Panayiotis on Salvation & Redemption

Salvation (σωτηρία) and Redemption (λύτρωσις)

In Agreement with Robert Spaemann

Communio: A Keyhole for Unbelievers? The Public Character of Cultus and the Broadcasting of the Mass on TV by Robert Spaemann

Sandro Magister: The Pope Against Masses on TV: "This Is Not the Church" and For and Against Mass on TV. A Letter from the United Kingdom