Tuesday, October 27, 2020
"Love for Christ is something else. It is without end, without satiety. It gives life; it gives strength; it gives health; it gives, gives, and gives." +St. Porphyrios— Saint Porphyrios (@saintporphyrios) October 26, 2020
Exciting news! This appears to be the FIRST observation of Spirula, aka ram's horn squid, alive + in its natural environment. Very rarely seen or captured, they have many extinct relatives, but are only living member of genus Spirula, family Spirulidae, and order Spirulida. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/re4rZyRuER— Schmidt Ocean (@SchmidtOcean) October 27, 2020
It will be interesting to see D.C. Schindler's objections to integralism. His book against liberalism is quite good. https://t.co/Jy2jFeI8vb— Pater Edmund (@sancrucensis) October 27, 2020
JUST WAR: Fratelli Tutti vs Thomas Aquinas?— Bree A Dail (@breeadail) October 27, 2020
Vatican News interview with Fra Giulio Cesareo suggests @Pontifex’s new document “confirms” there is no just war.
.@commonwealmag which is ideologically in sync with #PopeFrancis is also calling for clarity. “The problem is not only that it’s led to a media crisis; it’s created a moral crisis” writes @MatthewSitman https://t.co/quOpVHsXo4— Edward Pentin (@EdwardPentin) October 27, 2020
Others are sure...
#PopeFrancis made headlines last week for his views on civil unions. Today's post looks at what he said, what he meant, and what it means for the Church. Read it here: https://t.co/MLe9LqScY5 pic.twitter.com/xCcqqcPUGI— The Jesuit Post (@TheJesuitPost) October 27, 2020
The Son is so absolutely dependent on the Father that paradoxically he is entirely independent of him. He is only equal to the Father as receiving all from him but as receiving all he is of himself self-originated and self-unified else he would not be equal.Per filium as Filioque— john milbank (@johnmilbank3) October 27, 2020
I'm somewhat agnostic on the "best form" of government, when governments seem to always devolve. But on today's feast, Peter K looks at Christianity & Kingship:— Steve Skojec (@SteveSkojec) October 25, 2020
Between Christ the King and “We Have No King But Caesar” - OnePeterFive - https://t.co/fCjYptnA69 via @onepeterfive pic.twitter.com/u4zeQCYJv8
The month of November begins with the great Solemnity of All Saints. But in the traditional Roman calendar, All Saints is preceded shortly before by an even greater feast—that of Christ the King, the One who creates and sanctifies the citizens, ambassadors, and soldiers of His Kingdom.This is close to the justification that Pius XI used in Quas Primas. Note that in the Byzantine rite, the feast of All Saints is celebrated after Pentecost (as it used to be celebrated in the West), and for an appropriate liturgical and theological reason. Otherwise the case could be made that every Sunday is a memorial of Christ who is the Head of His Mystical Body.
When Pope Pius XI instituted the feast of Christ the King in 1925, he was, one might say, supplying in the Church’s calendar the missing invisible cause of All Saints, as well as making clear just what the mission of the saints in history is: to be the living members of the Mystical Body under Christ its Head, and to extend this body across the whole earth. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the King of all men, all peoples, all nations, and His saints are those who, taking up their cross and following Him, have conquered their own souls and won over the souls of many others for this Kingdom.
As Michael Foley shows in a brilliant article in the latest issue of The Latin Mass magazine, the feast was not merely moved, but transmogrified. It was given a new name, a new date, and new propers, all of which deemphasized the social reign of Christ and put in its place a “cosmic and eschatological Christ.”But is the Pauline/Consilium's Feast of Christ the King closer in its conception of Christ to the Byzantine representation of Christ Pantocrator? Perhaps.
This leads me back to Pope Paul VI’s suppression of one feast of Christ the King and his creation of another. What is really going on here? It seems to me that the original feast of Christ the King represents the Catholic vision of society as a hierarchy in which lower is subordinated to higher, with the private sphere and the public sphere united in their acknowledgment of the rights of God and of His Church. This vision was put aside in 1969 to make way for a vision in which Christ is a king of my heart and a king of the cosmos—of the most micro level and the most macro level—but not king of anything in between: not king of culture, of society, of industry and trade, of education, of civil government.Perhaps anything more than this would be pastorally unwise - presumptuous and maybe even blasphemous? Our Lord is not a sports team, and He does not want empty praise coming from the lips of men.
Foley's article was republished at NLM, a link to which I posted here.
Liberal Catholicism turns out to have been more resilient than the conservative master narrative suggested. From the archives:https://t.co/0FOfPt89fv— First Things (@firstthingsmag) October 26, 2020