Sunday, January 31, 2021

Cherubic Hymn

Holy Wonderworkers and Unmercenaries Cyrus and John, Pray for Us!

Temple of St. Demetrius

A Failing of "Classical Liberal Theory"

or at least a lacuna if we are talking about Aristotle.

It's not either-or. It's both.

The Same Sort of Logic as...

no Divine Liturgy during the Great Fast? A necessity for the liturgical year or Lent?

Saturday, January 30, 2021

St. Isaac of Nineveh

VOCES8 and Intrada: "Spem in Alium"

Timothy Lusch Reviews the Crusader Strategy

Yale University Press. See also The Crusader Army.

Is There an Equivalent in the Byzantine Rite?

Not Fired Yet

A Pope Who Scandalizes

The man has no circumspection.

Tom Holland on the Influence of Christianity on Politics

Friday, January 29, 2021

The Solomon of Naples


The Secret History of Transubstantiation: Pulling Back The Veil On The Eucharist by Fr Christian Kappes and William Albrecht


Gratitude and the Desire for Home

Nouwen and Lentz

It should have been a book written by an Orthodox author instead. I would consider this book worthy of becoming a discard or book-burning.

Heretical Hymnals

The Human Opposable Thumb

CUA Canon Law Spring Seminar Series

Science in the Medieval West

UD News

Hibbs resigns; Sanford to be 10th President of UD

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Matthew Levering: "Aquinas on the New Adam"

Fr. Serge Bonino on the Eucharist

De Sortibus

Holy Thomas of Aquino, pray for us!

"Modern" and "Modernity"

The Burial of Fr. Reginald

Temple of St. John the Forerunner

Holy Ephrem, Pray for Us!

Was St. Luke an Iconographer?

Francis is the Gift of Latin Ecclesiology

Sandro Magister: Phony Synodality. It’s Just Francis In Charge, His Own Way

The Magisterium of the Orthodox Church

Thanksgiving for the Eucharist?

But it is not a private devotional taking place after the Eucharist; rather an integral part of it.

The Rev'd Dr. Andrew Louth, "The Necessity of Platonism for Christian Theology"

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Psalm 72

Syllabus on Roman Catholic Social Teaching

Fr. Gilles Emery, O.P. on the Trinity

The Dead End of the Episcopalian Church

History of the West

Fr. Georges Florovsky on the Holy John Chrysostom

The Temple of Holy Sergius and Bacchus

More Polemics. Scandalous?


The Voice of Fr. Alexander

Christ Is the Measure

Iconography as Prayer

Ethiopian Icons

Spem in Alium

There Will Be Gaps

Solidarity, like "common good," is poorly developed and understood in contemporary RC social teaching.

Vladimir Grygorenko on Iconography

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The Genius of Byzantium


Levi Russel on Usury

The False East versus West Dichotomy, Again

This time with respect to St. Joseph.

Does He Have a Local Cult?

Monday, January 25, 2021

A Dying Order

Byzantine Music in Belgium

Holy Gregory the Theologian, Pray for Us!

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Peter No Longer Has a Pence to Spare

The Oxford Handbook of Latin Palaeography


Friday, January 22, 2021

Holy Timothy and Anastasius, Pray for Us!

Holy Maximos the Greek

Controversy about Inculturation

And a Dominican response:

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Holy Maximos the Confessor, Pray for Us!

Pope Francis Recognizes the Heroic Virtues of French scientist Jérôme Lejeune

CNA: Pope Francis recognizes heroic virtues of pioneering French geneticist Jerome Lejeune

Bishop Schneider on the Minor "Ministries"

See also this exchange between Fr. Peter Stravinskas and Nicholas Senz Confusion twice confounded: On the motu proprio Spiritus Domini by Peter M.J. Stravinskas

Pope Francis and expanding lay ministries: A response to Fr. Stravinskas by Nicholas Senz

Ministry and the importance of words: A response to Nicholas Senz

Spiritus Domini, papal authority, minor orders, and ministry

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Perhaps Too Intellectualist?

Thanks Be to God

A Question

Does any ecclesial tradition have prayers at the Eucharist for tyrants or those who hold political authority unjustly?

A Politicized Church

The Third Volume Should Be Good Too

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Mosaics of the Chora

Holy Mark of Ephesus, Pray for Us!

The Two Macarii

An Example of a Large-Scale Bilateral Icon

Guess What Church Laws James Martin Would Like to Be Loosened

Monday, January 18, 2021

10 Years

Holy Athanasius and Cyril, Pray for Us!

Peter Phillips on the Glory of Polyphony

Sunday, January 17, 2021

On the Work of the Holy Spirit

Interview with Msgr. Newton

Has the CCC Been Updated Yet

From late 2019/early 2020:
Catechism will be updated to include ecological sins, pope says by Junno Arocho Esteves

Ecological sin: Idea of updating catechism sparks debate

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Time According to St. Basil the Great

Lord Have Mercy

Who Heeds the Prohibition of Usury?

Pre-Lenten Retreat with Fr. Khaled Anatolios

Friday, January 15, 2021

Minor Indignities

The Seven Gifts of the Spirit of the Liturgy

Final Causality

The Anglican Patrimony in Catholic Communion

An Indictment against the German Bishops

Latins and also Protestant leaders. The German Protestants may deny that the Reformation was a failure, but it was.

Christian Legal Thought. Materials and Cases by Patrick M. Brennan and William S. Brewbaker III.

West Academic and companion site

Thursday, January 14, 2021

More on the Byzantine Office


Carl E. Olson Interviews Peter Seewald

CWR: The life, faith, and struggle of Joseph Ratzinger: An interview with Peter Seewald

The veteran German journalist discusses his new biography of Benedict XVI, and reflects in detail on Ratzinger’s childhood, personality, education, and role in key Church events.

Actually, It is Utopian

What does Bergoglio kniw of friendship? Eve if he has read the Nicomachean Ethics, that wouldn't be enough.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021


Crisis: Far from the Spirit of the Lord: On the Pope’s New Motu Proprio by Peter Kwasniewski

What we need to see, and see clearly, is this: the highest dignity of the baptized is to welcome Christ the Lord in Holy Communion. Period. Nothing else they do, no other function or service or activity, can compare to the Marian privilege of receiving God. When we elaborately multiply functions, services, and activities, we introduce distractions, invert priorities, build false hierarchies, and undermine simple faith, devotion, humility, and reverence. The participatio actuosa or actual participation of the faithful in the liturgy is not about doing, but about being, or more precisely, being a good recipient of the Word, so that this Word may be fruitful in us. It is not about busyness with much serving, but about contemplation, the union of love.

There is also the receptivity of the Son, who receives everything from the Father. Marian receptivity is symbolized by her, as a woman, becoming the Theotokos. Marian receptivity on a spiritual level is the receiving of the Divine Life by being a filia in Filio, just as the Son receives everything He is from the Father.

Does God Make Us Precious?

Or is our "worth" or goodness a result of God's creative act?

St. Paisios the Athonite

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

What is Parolin's Guilt?

Fr. Fessio Turns 80

CWR Dispatch: Happy 80th Birthday, Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J.!

The founder and editor of Ignatius Press entered the Society of Jesus in 1961, was ordained a priest in 1972, founded Ignatius Press in 1978—and continues to go strong at the age of 80.

Thomas Pfau, "From Genealogy to a Hermeneutics of Tradition"

Genealogies of Modernity

Who Among the Greeks Will Take His Place?

No one in Goarch.

May God grant him many years.

The Glory of the Cosmos

Slow or Fast, It Doesn't Matter

There are bad consequences.
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The Good Struggle: Life In A Secluded Orthodox Monastery

Monday, January 11, 2021

Franciscan Simplicity

Just the other day he posted this:

The "hidden life" or the daily life of Christ before His public ministry was nonetheless a manifestation of the glory of the Son of God. Daily life by itself is not "important to God"; what is important is that Christ redeemed it through His incarnation. It is not what we offer, but what God offers to us.

Icon of St. Michael

"But JP2!"

Pope Francis just the consequence of that problem which is Latin ecclesiology/Roman claims about primacy.

Confusion twice confounded: On the motu proprio Spiritus Domini by Peter M.J. Stravinskas

The Latest from Archbishop Viganò

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Republication of The Metamorphoses of the City of God

Medieval Church Architecture in Georgia

St. Gregory of Nyssa

St. Nikolai Velimirovic on the Nativity of Christ

The Danger of a Christianity That is Only Academic

David Fagerberg's Latest

Saturday, January 09, 2021

Too Late, The Damage is Done?

Friday, January 08, 2021

When People Have Little Idea What Real Community Should Be Like

or the have been trained in blind obedience, cults happen.