Thursday, May 13, 2021
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Sources have told the Register that the two cardinals met with Cardinal Luis Ladaria shortly before the CDF sent a letter to the US bishops on pro-abortion politicians receiving the Eucharist...— National Catholic Register (@NCRegister) May 12, 2021
Pasteur was a fraud. We still pay for his lie. Semmelweis made a good observation but misattributed the cause of what he saw. This too we still pay for. Bechamp, Bernard,Naessens these are the people we should be celebrating.https://t.co/SQRCrneXiJ— Rene Borg, MSc #bringbacknormal (@ReneRunCoach) May 12, 2021
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
I just finished reading this book; it's an interesting study on the limits of the papacy. Well worth a read. pic.twitter.com/OHCgoWHIyF— Hold to Tradition (@TraditionTo) May 11, 2021
"I tell people that the rest of my graduate education was spent trying to get the number of the bus that hit me." @NotreDame's David Fagerburg discusses Fr Alexander Schmemann's impact on his life, though separated by 60 miles and 1 year. https://t.co/g6GAu0r5Tg #YearOfSchmemann pic.twitter.com/EbZl1YmPU0— St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (@stvlads) May 11, 2021
Cautionary notes: what Cardinal Ladaria did NOT say. He did NOT say that it would be wrong for a diocesan bishop to bar a pro-abortion Catholic from receiving Communion. https://t.co/0HlCgPnkG4— Philip Lawler (@PhilLawler) May 11, 2021
Oddly, the new motu proprio doesn't even mention the Code where Catechists are described. It's as if the Holy See wasn't aware that they already existed in Church law. pic.twitter.com/ern4YxRFsH— Fr. Pius Pietrzyk OP (@PiusOP) May 11, 2021
Currently, at Press Conference led by— Bree A Dail (@breeadail) May 11, 2021
Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the promotion of the New Evangelization and Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, delegate for catechesis for the same Pontifical Council. https://t.co/a6taqJDk33 pic.twitter.com/5L2HxWo48r
Monday, May 10, 2021
Among other things, Cardinal Ladaria noted it was actually the CDF which suggested the US bishops discuss the issue in the first place. https://t.co/0A5PzAsymr— Ed. Condon (@canonlawyered) May 10, 2021
Saturday, May 08, 2021
Disagree. Francis *almost* appeared out of nowhere: hated, discredited Jesuit ex-provincial with a past who manoeuvred himself into a bishopric and persuaded the St Gallen idiots that he was their man. Left-wing Peronist; doesn’t care enough about theology to be modernist. https://t.co/qXpz66Da3Z— Damian Thompson (@holysmoke) May 8, 2021
Friday, May 07, 2021
Thursday, May 06, 2021
“St. John of the Cross believed that a small act of pure love is more useful to the Church than all the other works combined.”— Luke Coppen (@LukeCoppen) May 5, 2021
— Pope Francis at this morning’s general audience 🇻🇦https://t.co/p9k2LqRVPW
The oldest church in the Tokyo region is the Tegakyoukaido, an Eastern Orthodox church erected in 1881 or 1883 from an old farm house moved here to this spot close to Kashiwa, in Chiba prefecture, by Saint Nicholas, Archbishop of Japan, born Ivan Dimitrovich Kasatkin (1836-1912). pic.twitter.com/pMQctm7cWx— Wrath Of Gnon (@wrathofgnon) October 2, 2019
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
An interview with Deacon Steve Greco, founder of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry, about the Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2021 virtual event, which will feature over 30 speakers.
CWR: What do you think Joseph was like?
Deacon Greco: He was a compassionate man. Imagine how hard it was for him to see his betrothed come back from seeing her cousin Elizabeth, but with a child he knew wasn’t his. Some men at that time would have had their wives stoned in such a situation, but Joseph instead planned to quietly divorce her.
Joseph was also open to the Holy Spirit, the promptings of God. When God revealed to him in a dream that Mary had not sinned, but that the Child was of the Holy Spirit, he accepted what God told him and brought Mary into his home. He did not have to accept that dream; he had to discern that it was from God.
Joseph was a man of great faith, of great patience, and one who loved his family. Imagine the stress on him when it was time for Mary to give birth. He must have been frantic, but in the end was able to secure the perfect place. I’m sure a stable in Bethlehem was not the script he would have been written, but when he saw this was the direction God pointed him, he went with it.
CWR: Do you picture Joseph as old or young?
Deacon Greco: I have to go with what Fr. Calloway said in Consecration to St. Joseph. Not too many old men would have been able to dash from Bethlehem to Egypt to escape King Herod’s soldiers. He may not have been a teenager like Mary, but I suspect he was in his 20s or early 30s.
Tuesday, May 04, 2021
One of the great English Martyrs, Blessed Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, Godmother of Queen Mary I & mother of Cardinal Reginald Pole, beheaded on the orders of Henry VIII who had once called her “the saintliest woman in England.” pic.twitter.com/hj6fJoB18d— Benedict Kiely (@benedict_kiely) May 4, 2021
Lutheran Pastor of the “mother church of the Reformation” has warned that the German Church’s Synodal Path is “the wrong path” that is “forcing the Protestantization of the Catholic Church” | National Catholic Register @NCRegister https://t.co/O2pnxKgxlE— Edward Pentin (@EdwardPentin) May 4, 2021
What's stirring about his clip isn't that, 50 years ago, a kid could describe the humility of Christ. What's stirring is that this kid describes Christ's humility with conviction. He believes it. He loves it. He desires it. Every catechetical program can turn out kids like this. https://t.co/R1gyOWctgH— Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, OP (@FrAquinasOP) May 4, 2021
Catechesis does only so much.
Monday, May 03, 2021
Cambridge University Press
If you've never experienced this I hope you do some day, it is awesome. https://t.co/hetkcQRPhw— Ryan Grant 🚬⛪🥃 Shameless Triumphalist (@chesterbelloc3) May 3, 2021
Multiple celebrations > concelebration.
Today Pope Francis confirmed the vote of the Cardinals to proceed with the canonization of seven Blesseds, including Charles de Foucauld. Pronouncing the formula in Latin, Pope Francis said the dates of Canonisation will be determined in due course https://t.co/2ixYn14prC— Catholic Sat (@CatholicSat) May 3, 2021
Sunday, May 02, 2021
What qualities are required in citizens for the flourishing of a polis? Join @jennfrey of @eudaimoniapod, Russell Hittinger, and Fr. Michael Sherwin, OP for a conversation on Augustine on virtue and politics— Lumen Christi (@LC_Institute) May 1, 2021
HAPPENING NOW: https://t.co/WhoxJq27Rh pic.twitter.com/Ysqmjklep9
Saturday, May 01, 2021
Friday, April 30, 2021
Pope Francis has amended part of a law regulating Vatican City’s judicial system, now allowing the court of first instance to rule on criminal trials of bishops and cardinals. https://t.co/wUmWM73RKZ— Catholic News Agency (@cnalive) April 30, 2021
Pope Francis changed Vatican City State law this morning, so that cardinals and bishops can be tried in Vatican City criminal courts.— The Pillar (@PillarCatholic) April 30, 2021
So who might he have in mind? We see three possibilities:https://t.co/NJUNg622Ea
This papal reform is a blockbuster. Now the question is whether the policy will be enforced: not just the letter of the law, but the intent. https://t.co/6yBp1Y1lRb— Philip Lawler (@PhilLawler) April 30, 2021
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Michael Ramsey: "Christians' present access to the Father has been created by the Lord's sacrifice; it is only through facing the cross and its disclosure of the awful realities of sin and of God's forgiving love that men have free access to God in sonship,》 pic.twitter.com/MIj0L1marI— Akenside Institute for English Spirituality (@EngSpirituality) April 29, 2021
ANNOUNCING: Dominicans as Defensores Fidei – 2021 Val McInnes Address (virtual / “in-presence”) w/fr. Serge-Thomas Bonino OP @FrBenedictOP @OpToulouse @Dominican_Orderhttps://t.co/Q8DEY964y2 pic.twitter.com/u4KTGSsYxB— Angelicum (@_Angelicum) April 29, 2021
Fr. Allard’s recent lecture—“Aquinas and Sacrifice”—given to Dominican University College is now available on our podcast! Listen on Spotify, SoundCloud and Apple Podcasts.— Thomistic Institute (@ThomisticInst) April 28, 2021
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
by Ines Angeli Murzaku
The focus of the Bose community in Magnano, Italy is ecumenism, but it is not an authentic unity where theological, ecclesiological, and historical differences are discussed, prayed for, and lived out.
"There is, according the Rule, no need to change or convert or change denomination, because one belongs to Christ through the church of his/her baptism to the end."
Baptism without the Gift of the Holy Spirit is incomplete.
Speaking of ironies, the day (July 22, 2014) Pope Francis appointed Br. Bianchi as consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, this how Bianchi responded to the unexpected appointment: “The Pope will reform the papacy, and this will favor the relations with the Orthodox,” adding that “the reform of the papacy means a new balance between synodality and primacy…This would help to create a new style of papal primacy and the government of bishops.”
Since tonight was so relevant, if anyone is somehow interested in my own thoughts on the individual-personal distinction and personalism in general, you can read more here. https://t.co/kcRsCL0tFl— Taylor Patrick O'Neill (@thomaesplendor) April 28, 2021
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
#Cologne priests abuse male prostitutes who are minors - but then the diocese conveniently "cannot find them" - assumes then they were over 18 years so that the priests can continue working in the "vineyard" ... and can get promoted to nicer positions #CatholicTwitter https://t.co/5wiD76k0EV— Ulrich L. Lehner (@ulrichlehner) April 27, 2021
Monday, April 26, 2021
Hello dears! Well, after 40 days of fasting, I come back to you with my very first book: “Grecosyrian - Koine Greek for Levantines”.— Edmond Shami (@EdmondShami) April 25, 2021
I’m very happy to have worked with my best friend and the most awesome artist, @apoyaghmourian, on this!
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Attempts to rehabilitate the image of Judas Iscariot reflect the modern tendency to proclaim mercy detached from contrition and repentance....— National Catholic Register (@NCRegister) April 26, 2021
via Monsignor Charles Popehttps://t.co/cQ7FluU9H6
True Christian universalism depends on the affirmation of the nonexclusive particularity of salvation in Jesus Christ. From the archives:https://t.co/qxKHeGorzA— First Things (@firstthingsmag) April 24, 2021
This Good Shepherd Sunday is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Beautiful prayer for the holiness of the clergy composed by Benedict XVI. Holy priests inspire priestly vocations! pic.twitter.com/lWb9MUBLot— Father V (@father_rmv) April 25, 2021
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Il prefetto della @orientchurch_va celebra la Divina Liturgia al Pontificio Collegio armeno per la commemorazione dei 106 anni del #ArmenianGenocide: "Gli armeni vittime di una sofferenza sistematicamente pianificata" https://t.co/uKdbWMDlrR— Salvatore Cernuzio (@SalvoCernuzio) April 24, 2021
As the Catholic Church in different countries begins various synodal processes, the conference of Latin American bishops could not stay behind, and has launched its own Ecclesial Assembly.https://t.co/MroDX7qhJ8— Crux (@Crux) April 24, 2021
Friday, April 23, 2021
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Monday, April 19, 2021
"HOW McCARRICKS HAPPEN"#LongRead article now up at @CatholicHerald. A LOT of work went into this one. You might want to pour yourself a strong drink, then another. Then possibly a third.https://t.co/8rnFtnffZt— Stephen Bullivant (@SSBullivant) April 18, 2021
Feast of St. Alphege, Anglo-Saxon Archbishop of Canterbury martyred by the Danes in 1012. Later Lanfranc questioned whether he had truly died for the Faith to which St. Anselm replied “death for the sake of justice is death for Christ.” pic.twitter.com/UNC7Kwqcdg— Benedict Kiely (@benedict_kiely) April 19, 2021
Sunday, April 18, 2021
I’m really loving this podcast episode about MacIntyre’s After Virtue. They go into some academic sociology about whether and why MacIntyre is a bit marginalized... And also go through the basic points of the book https://t.co/6y1jYqC7ey pic.twitter.com/P9qvqCuY4r— Meekaale Brockman (@meekaale) April 17, 2021
Saturday, April 17, 2021
“By baptism men are brought within the paschal mystery. Dead with Christ, buried with Christ, risen with Christ, they receive the Spirit that makes them God’s adopted children, crying out: ‘Abba, Father’; and so they become the true adorers that the Father seeks.” -Vatican II— Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, OP (@FrAquinasOP) April 17, 2021
GERMANY—Top Bishop counters @Pontifex’s CDF Decision on blessing of same sex unions:— Bree A Dail (@breeadail) April 17, 2021
"I believe that we must evaluate homosexuality and life partnerships outside of marriage in a new way. We can no longer go on the assumption of natural law alone”.
Friday, April 16, 2021
The Orthodox Theology expounds the doctrine of the Church for each generation of the faithful, and for each particular pastoral context, in order to proclaim God's love for the entire world, as it is expressed in the Gospels.— Basilica.ro (EN) (@BasilicaNews) April 16, 2021
More in the book. :)👉 https://t.co/X07EwbH1cT. pic.twitter.com/Ob1dEyxYD1
This book focuses on the Passion narrative as the heart of Christianity and how the suffering and death of Christ on the Cross plays a central role in any discussions between Christians and non-Christians. Order here: https://t.co/mebrVJ80Lf pic.twitter.com/r7EZpOK6ac— SVS Press (@SVSPress) April 16, 2021
Of interest! The latest episode of our Byzantine chant podcast is now out - Samuel Herron @Rogersworthe leads @AmyHogg20191493 and @RichardRBarrett on a walk through long versions of the Hymn of Kassiani. Enjoy! https://t.co/muE9vVhvuZ— S. John Dam. Soc. (@StJohnDamSoc) April 16, 2021
Tired of Descartes and the mind body problem? Try *Aristotle and the 'Mind Body Problem'*, new book by David Charles (Yale), long in the making. https://t.co/0ysOWMEM4f— Susanne Bobzien (@Susanne_Bobzien) April 16, 2021
Happy Birthday Josef Ratzinger / Benedict XVI and thank you for reminding us of the beauty of truth and the truth of beautyhttps://t.co/Q4yxkg243H— Josh Hochschild (@JoshHochschild) April 16, 2021
We pray for Pope Benedict XVI on his 94th birthday today! May the Lord grant him good health in the coming year. Ad multos annos! (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) pic.twitter.com/pwdNdPjDfl— U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (@USCCB) April 16, 2021
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Sarah Brodie has a paper on this ("Aristotelian Piety," Phronesis, 2003). Here three closing considerations correspond roughly to three of my four hypotheses.https://t.co/YSDc7nOoTK pic.twitter.com/BvLKyzx5GQ— Josh Hochschild (@JoshHochschild) April 15, 2021
Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin encouraged nations to pursue arms control as a means to promote peace and fraternity among all people. https://t.co/ZVXpzMyhqT— Catholic News Agency (@cnalive) April 15, 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P. will be speaking at a Vocations Symposium co-sponsored by the Thomistic Institute Angelicum titled "Toward a Fundamental Theology of the Priesthood" taking place at the Vatican next spring (2022).— Thomistic Institute (@ThomisticInst) April 14, 2021
Learn more and register here: https://t.co/Fqij79eYD0
In the video, Archpriest Vladimir Shutov reflects on the most important quality of bowing, explains why not all bows are the same, and gives advice on what a person should do if, for some reason, he cannot bow down to earth.— St Elisabeth Convent. Orthodox Life And Chants (@StElisabethConv) April 13, 2021
To watch the video: https://t.co/SWbgx0RVGZ pic.twitter.com/yzxOET4YHk
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Some try to “look” holy, but they are missing something. As the Church moves beyond Mid-Lent toward Holy Week, Fr Schmemann explains why there is no Christianity without the Precious and Life-Giving Cross. #SchmemannSpeaks #YearOfSchmemann https://t.co/OugnspYmmf— St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (@stvlads) April 12, 2021
How do you pray from the heart? Father Cleopas told us to hold our breath a little, when we say the prayer of the heart, to help the mind gather and return to the heart. #WednesdayWisdom pic.twitter.com/k2MxFrHlU0— Basilica.ro (EN) (@BasilicaNews) April 7, 2021
Hesychia, stillness, is not a passive divesting of the mind after the pattern of eastern asceticism. https://t.co/eBmv10dP3s— OCN (@MyOCN) April 7, 2021
Monday, April 12, 2021
“As a Western newcomer to Orthodoxy, I have a lifetime’s learning journey ahead of me, but I already feel like I have arrived home,” said Paul Kingsnorth.https://t.co/mkaiNE8iqV pic.twitter.com/iihUGwHLbU— Basilica.ro (EN) (@BasilicaNews) April 8, 2021
Sunday, April 11, 2021
An expansive drama, the movie we recommend to you this week focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev.— Basilica.ro (EN) (@BasilicaNews) April 10, 2021
Here is the movie with English subtitles - https://t.co/hkp8SXCWEx
The folks at @FordhamOrthodox and a lecture by @samuelmoyn helped me understand the history of Charles Malik and other people of faith who, after World War 2, drew upon on Christian theology to form a concept of Human Rights at the UN. https://t.co/SWjiQhWedl— Paul Glader (@PaulGlader) April 10, 2021
Here is a joyful setting by the Italian composer, Lodovico Viadana: ‘Exsultate justi in Domino’. We made this video as part of #LentSessions, a series of short recitals featuring motets, hymns and plainchant recorded at St Bartholomew the Great in London.https://t.co/laPXQuu0d5— The Gesualdo Six (@TheGesualdoSix) April 11, 2021
Saturday, April 10, 2021
The Dominican Fr. Marie-Étienne Vayssière is relatively unknown in the Catholic world. This is why the French bishops have approved the opening of his beatification cause. https://t.co/4CDZp1iHt0— Catholic News Agency (@cnalive) April 9, 2021
Friday, April 09, 2021
An Extraordinary Meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the 18th Plenary Session of the International Joint Commission on the Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Lutheran World Federation was held#orthodox_timeshttps://t.co/Hdnh1nRU9H— Orthodox Times (@orthodox_times) April 9, 2021
WCC Gen. Secretary Fr. Ioan Sauc: Throughout the centuries, the Easter greeting Christ is risen! has always infused Christians with the power and courage to confront death— Orthodox Times (@orthodox_times) April 9, 2021
And their allies?
“God became man means that God became history.”— Ignatius Press (@IgnatiusPress) April 9, 2021
The @NCRegister interviewed Michael Hesemann about his book "Jesus of Nazareth: Archaeologists Retracing the Footsteps of Christ" (available here: https://t.co/hM1Rs3BtLS): https://t.co/qkCKqr5x2K
Brand New Video!— Trisagionfilms (@TrisagionFilms) April 9, 2021
Our latest episode of Chronicles of the Desert is about one of our more recent saints, Ephraim of Katounakia and his experience with St. Joseph the Hesychast.https://t.co/sREuhi4UPT
Thursday, April 08, 2021
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
Hans Küng has died, aged 93. https://t.co/Hr6pLwC2VV— Ed. Condon (@canonlawyered) April 6, 2021
Fr. Hans Küng lost his license to teach in 1979, after his theological work was found to contain frequent and persistent heresy, including the denial of papal infallibility and opposition to Humane vitae. https://t.co/KnamOAM96n— JD Flynn (@jdflynn) April 6, 2021
+++ Read on La Civiltà Cattolica - English edition a previously unpublished text by fr. Jorge Mario #Bergoglio (1987-88) about the interpretation of reality and how obsolete categories are eventually superseded by reality. Full text: https://t.co/j9hBiBJ0WN— Antonio Spadaro (@antoniospadaro) April 5, 2021
Andrei Oprescu, the filmmaker, has spent an extensive amount of time living together with the #monks, gaining their trust in order to be able to reveal a perspective that was never captured on camera before#orthodox_times https://t.co/lY7nKNPddK— Orthodox Times (@orthodox_times) April 5, 2021
Monday, April 05, 2021
Byzantine icons of the Crucifixion— The Byzantine Legacy (@ByzantineLegacy) April 4, 2021
At the Bode Museum in Berlin pic.twitter.com/vpKflNMyMy
Byzantine icons of the Crucifixion— The Byzantine Legacy (@ByzantineLegacy) April 4, 2021
At the Bode Museum in Berlin pic.twitter.com/vpKflNMyMy
In the photo is a hand-painted icon of Jesus Christ ‘The Good Shepherd’, 6.3"×8.27", created in the icon-painting studio of St Elisabeth Convent.— St Elisabeth Convent. Orthodox Life And Chants (@StElisabethConv) April 4, 2021
The icon was ordered by our customer from a small town in the state of Maine, the USA.
Continued at https://t.co/OYvMJJgGM8 pic.twitter.com/XmwBb0Ferm
“Our Church's mission is to infuse these God-human virtues and ascetic exertions into the people's way of living; to have their life and soul knit firm with the Christ-like God-human virtues. For therein lies salvation from the world...” -St. Justin Popovic pic.twitter.com/7siwKSZZxz— Timothy Honeycutt (@AudioScribeOW) April 3, 2021
“Dear brothers and sisters, once again this year, in various places many Christians have celebrated Easter under severe restrictions and, at times, without being able to attend liturgical celebrations. We pray that those restrictions, as well as all restrictions on freedom of worship and religion worldwide, may be lifted and everyone be allowed to pray and praise God freely.”
The crucified Jesus, none other, has risen from the dead. God the Father raised Jesus, his Son, because he fully accomplished his saving will. Jesus took upon himself our weakness, our infirmities, even our death. He endured our sufferings and bore the weight of our sins. Because of this, God the Father exalted him and now Jesus Christ lives forever; he is the Lord.
Sunday, April 04, 2021
Saturday, April 03, 2021
On Holy Saturday, here is our performance of Byrd’s Ave verum corpus recorded in @Ely_Cathedral. Filming this piece was a special experience for many of us, as this was one of the first pieces we learned as choristers in churches around the UK. https://t.co/sgTvXo5viH— The Gesualdo Six (@TheGesualdoSix) April 3, 2021
Friday, April 02, 2021
Why Confession? | One of the most unfortunate things about confession is that we’ve warped the meaning of confession. Today, most people understand confession in a very legalistic way. https://t.co/B1SgfV4xmZ pic.twitter.com/8VpzwK7anZ— Pravmir.com (@Pravmir_English) April 2, 2021
New edition! This is edition of Saint Silouan reflects the canonization of the author, St Sophrony, to sainthood. Plus a lovely new cover! Available here: https://t.co/BGOKchcIDN pic.twitter.com/1GSRq0hwlD— SVS Press (@SVSPress) April 2, 2021
“Fraternity among Catholics is wounded,” said Cardinal Cantalamessa during his #GoodFriday homily. “Divisions between Churches have torn Christ’s tunic to shreds, and worse still, each shredded strip has been cut up into even smaller snippets." pic.twitter.com/SCo86gWYo3— Ines San Martin (@inesanma) April 2, 2021
Is there a source of divisiveness in Rome itself?
Join us LIVE online again at 6.30pm BST tonight for the last of the 3 Tenebrae services, including music from #Tallis & Victoria @TenebraeChoir— St John's Smith Square (@StJohnsSmithSq) April 2, 2021
#holyweekfestival Watch here: https://t.co/T0fqpxlpMl #choralmusic #HolyWeek2021 pic.twitter.com/OkXNuHBhFn
Thursday, April 01, 2021
I am enheartened & amazed that VOCES8: 'Ne Irascaris Domine' & 'Civitas Sancti Tui' by William Byrd has over 1 million views. The more popular pieces, sure. But clearly someone's listening to Renaissance genius. Jerusalem desolata est #HolyThursday https://t.co/JrrIlpqcEJ— Ellen O'Neill (@MaPeel) April 1, 2021
The Eucharist is Jesus himself who gives himself entirely to us. Nourishing ourselves of Him and abiding in Him through Eucharistic Communion, if we do so with faith, transforms our life, transforms it into a gift to God and to our brothers and sisters. #HolyThursday— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) April 1, 2021
Eucharistia ipse Iesus est, qui ex integro nobis dono datur. Eo pasci et in Eo per eucharisticam Communionem commorari, si hoc cum fide facimus, vitam nostram innovat, in donum innovat Deo et fratribus. #FeriaVinCenaDomini— Papa Franciscus (@Pontifex_ln) April 1, 2021
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
New Book about Pope Francis' Pontificate (Arouca Press) - https://mailchi.mp/0eafaddb64dc/defending-the-faithPosted by Arouca Press on Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Rorate Caeli: Announcing the Publication of Defending the Faith Against Present Heresies
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Thanks to @GChristiemd for a great interview on EWTN Radio’s @ConvosTCA.— Gladden Pappin (@gjpappin) March 26, 2021
We discussed why liberalism always remains in tension with the Church, and why liberalism’s failed promises of individual autonomy have collapsed into today’s addiction economy
This Thursday at 4 pm! Bissera Pentcheva brings together #acoustics and #architecture in her lecture "The Concept and Experience of Holy Wisdom in Hagia Sophia."— Dumbarton Oaks (@DumbartonOaks) March 29, 2021
Register here: https://t.co/UHsoF4PdGR #Byzantine #HagiaSophia pic.twitter.com/tSqJWmv317
“His principle is: never sign anything that is against doctrine, but approve and encourage changes by means of gestures and printing operations. It is the old Jesuit and Peronist tactic.”— Edward Pentin (@EdwardPentin) March 30, 2021
If @pontifex does not act, the authority of the See of St. Peter and the CDF is history. Chaos will reign.— Ulrich L. Lehner (@ulrichlehner) March 29, 2021
German bishops state they will not suspend priests who bless samesex unions. #Theology #Catholic https://t.co/KeDExVkvk7
Pope Francis has granted +Stefan Heße, a leave of absence from his duties as Archbishop of Hamburg, after an independent report found 11 instances of dereliction of duty in his handling of accusations of clerical sexual abuse whilst Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cologne pic.twitter.com/BSMbUmr4Tz— Catholic Sat (@CatholicSat) March 29, 2021
Monday, March 29, 2021
Cardinal Sarah Asks the Pope to Lift the Ban on “Individual” Masses at St. Peter's - Settimo Cielo - Blog - L’Espresso https://t.co/FscjkxhFig— Edward Pentin (@EdwardPentin) March 29, 2021
Exclusive. Cardinal Sarah Asks the Pope to Lift the Ban on “Individual” Masses at St. Peter's. https://t.co/xiduQJGxnw— Cardinal R. Sarah (@Card_R_Sarah) March 29, 2021
Video: "The Byzantine #Anthropocene, the #GreatDivergence, and #GlobalHistory"— J. Preiser-Kapeller (@Byzanzforscher) March 25, 2021
Talk for "#Climate and the Roman, Late Antique and Byzantine Worlds" @OxfordByzantine , organised by @peterfrankopan (24 March 2021)https://t.co/5B5A2ftI5t#Byzanzforschung, @imafo_oeaw, @oeaw
What a fantastic afternoon! Many thanks to all our speakers and to everyone who joined us 😀 https://t.co/HBM6q7PVJe— Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research (@OxfordByzantine) March 24, 2021
“And there really is only one way to become Orthodox, one way to become a Christian, and that is to become disciples of the contemporary Elders, Saints, and spiritual fathers. To be grafted into their experience, to become one with that.” -@frpeterheers pic.twitter.com/ilJ3svUZRG— Timothy Honeycutt (@AudioScribeOW) March 26, 2021
Are we temples of God, or temples of our own making?— OCN (@MyOCN) March 26, 2021
Join the conversation in our continued series with Christina Hanegraaff as she welcomes Fr. Barnabas Powell on Mon, 3/29 at 7pm EST as they explore what it means to be a Created Icon. https://t.co/AypOZxkV2M
Sunday, March 28, 2021
'I gave myself to God. Totally. And utterly.'— Fr Gary Dench (@garydench) March 28, 2021
The monastery also produces beer and honey. I've tried the honey and it is delicious! Well worth supporting them in their life and work. https://t.co/udq2a229eG
Love of God is first for all Christians -- love of others is subordinate to, and motivated by, this love of God. Can the monk says that he loves God alone? No -- even the monk must love the rest of the Church and mankind, even if he lives apart from them. And unless he is a hermit, he doesn't live apart from others, though the amount of time he spends with others is limited. So "totally" is the wrong way to describe this sort of calling. It would be more accurate to say that the monk lives alone for God. ("Living only for God" would be inaccurate, too.) Even religious must be careful of pride and any sense of Christian elitism.
“Christ is at once priest and sacrifice, God and temple. He is the priest through whom we have been reconciled, the sacrifice by which we have been reconciled, the temple in which we have been reconciled, the God with whom we have been reconciled.” -St. Fulgentius of Ruspe— Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, OP (@FrAquinasOP) March 26, 2021
Pope Innocent III on Concelebration
Vandalism in S Peter's, and S Thomas on Concelebration
S Thomas Aquinas, as his custom was, covers pretty well most of the problems of late C20 Christianity, and does so in a neat formulaic way. First, he crisply formulates an erroneous opinion; then disposes of it with Respondeo.
So first he states a propositio sometimes advanced in neo-traditionalist circles: That many priests cannot consecrate one and the same Host. He disposes of this - he was a good Catholic - by pointing to what the Church does. "According to the custom of a number of Churches the newly ordained concelebrate". The problem of rogue concelebrants Jumping The Gun he disposes of in exactly the same way as Pope Innocent III (see previous post) had done: "And it is not true that by this the consecration over the same Host is doubled; since, as Innocent III says, the intention of all must be referred (ferri) to the same instant of Consecration".
Having disposed of that little technical difficulty, he justifies the practice in itself: "Since a priest does not consecrate except in the persona of Christ, and the many are one in Christ, therefore it does not matter whether this Sacrament is consecrated through one or through many".
There is no doubt that the practice of Concelebration has become unseemly since the Council. Those of us who are hermeneutic-of-continuity traditionalists will do well to rethink the way we use Concelebration. But the fashion in some circles of ridiculing all use of Concelebration, and of even denying that what the newly ordained do with their Bishop really is true Concelebration, is ill-informed and gives 'traditionalism' a bad name. We must avoid the temptation (as we defend our Holy Faith against the latest aggressions of Bergoglianism) to propose our own narrow circumscriptions of 'Tradition'.
Understood in terms of Latin scholastic sacramental theology regarding the presbyterate and the Eucharist: in persona Christi, etc.
Update: One more...
Benedict XIV on Concelebration
Saturday, March 27, 2021
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NEW RELEASE! Just in time for Great Lent. This little book includes a translation of The Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete, which is the perfect companion to Olivier Clément's essay on repentance and the Great Fast of Lent. Order now: https://t.co/RcCZGasYgr pic.twitter.com/h1Q2ntAMK6— Orthodox Church OCA (@ocaorg) March 26, 2021
Some Middle Byzantine churches in Athens— The Byzantine Legacy (@ByzantineLegacy) March 23, 2021
Hagioi Apostoloi in the Athenian Agora (c. 1000)
Panagia Gorgoepekoos/Little Metropolis (before 1204)
Kapnikarea (c. 11th century)
Hagioi Theodoroi (c. 11th century) pic.twitter.com/Gu8UgK7fpj
In final warmup before his major annual preach – Good Friday in St Peter’s (now for the first time as a Cardinal) – Fra Raniero talks the person of Jesus & evolution of dogma, quoting Whispers’ Doktorvater: “Traditionalism is the dead faith of the living” https://t.co/WvNER8tmaz pic.twitter.com/z32y5c3fSe— Rocco Palmo (@roccopalmo) March 27, 2021
++Burke on suggestion #PopeFrancis may revisit same-sex union blessings: “The papal magisterium can only explain & foster the understanding of what the Church has always taught & practiced...so the idea that the Pope has the power to change [it] is absurd”https://t.co/6EWR8seZgf— Diane Montagna (@dianemontagna) March 27, 2021