Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Defending the Faith Against Present Heresies

New Book about Pope Francis' Pontificate (Arouca Press) -

Posted by Arouca Press on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Rorate Caeli: Announcing the Publication of Defending the Faith Against Present Heresies

Latins Gonna Latin

Interview with Monsignor Steenson

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Gladden Pappin on Liberalism

Bissera Pentcheva Lecture

Julia Bridget Hayes Painting the Holy Apostle Paul

Is This a Correct Representation of Bergoglio's Pontificate?

Where Now, Patriarchate of Rome?

Maybe He Will Leave Soon

Introduction to Sacraments according to the Theology of the Syriac Orthodox Church

Monday, March 29, 2021

A Recent Photo of Benedict XVI

G*d Bless Cardinal Sarah

The Mosaics of the Basilica of St. Praxedes

Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research

O sacred head, sore wounded (Passion Chorale)

Eastern Christian Books: Byzantine Religious Law in Southern Italy

Eastern Christian Books: Byzantine Religious Law in Southern Italy



If taken literally and not as hyperbole that excludes the fact that the only way to become an orthodox Christian is to be incporated in Christ, then how can this be not wrong? We are first grafted into Christ and His Life, and we learn from others and their experiences. How does this differ from what St. Justin Popovic said: "Christians today can become true Christians only if they're guided on adaily basis by God's saints"? Teachers, guides, mentors are important -- but can these mentors be found outside monastics?

Temples of God

Sunday, March 28, 2021

The Symphony of Truth

Fr. Serafino Lanzetta's wonderful book is now available. The paperback edition arrived with the hardcover edition...

Posted by Arouca Press on Monday, March 8, 2021

Arouca Press

What Christian Shouldn't Give Himself "Totally" to God?

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.

What Notion of Sacrifice?

Hosanna to the Son of David

A Latin View on Concelebration

Two from Fr. Hunwicke:
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

Symbolism of the Beasts in the Book of Revelation

Saturday, March 27, 2021

A Cult...

Sandro Magister: The Founder of Schönstatt's Has Been Exposed. But His Own Insist on Wanting Him Sainted

Another Book by Olivier Clément

Middle Byzantine Temples in Athens

What Agenda?

Cardinal Burke on World Over

Vatican III?

Friday, March 26, 2021

The Origins of the Presanctified Liturgy

Who Is Jorge Bergoglio?

Is Intercommunion with Protestants Possible?

The Hymns of Kassianí

Holy Luke of Simferopol

Interview with Jared Ortiz


Prayer of St. Silouan

Cultivating the City in Early Medieval Italy

Cambridge University Press

Jonathan Pageau on Orthodox Art and Iconography

Some great discussion on icons, the problem of graven images and some subtle questions here for the Reason and Theology podcast.

Posted by Jonathan Pageau on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

A New Book by Olivier Clément

Thursday, March 25, 2021

A History of the Orthodox Church in the Czech Lands and Slovakia

Byzantine Soteriology

Rooted in Scripture...

Too Modern

Paul Kingsnorth on Orthodox Christianity

The Feast of the Annunciation


St. Justin Popović Links

Jonathan Pageau Livestreaming a Carving of an Icon

Schmemann Speaks

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Three TI Lectures Tonight

Squishy, Not Pastoral

A Right Emphasis?

There is a sense of co-redeemer that is dependent upon her being the Theotokos, but there is another sense of co-redeemer that includes it but does not necessarily need that, and this sort of role is possible for all who are adopted in Christ.

Why, Indeed?

When the PBC isn't advancing something progressive, it's back to being "unauthoritative."

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

More Dead Sea Scrolls?


Gratitude is a central virtue for the noble life in general. It is time to stop talking about "conservatism"; others have already been talking about virtue ethics and the natural law, and the label "conservative" no longer means anything.

Fr. Panayiotis on Luke 12:16-21

Eastern Christian Books: Handbook of Theological Anthropology

Eastern Christian Books: Handbook of Theological Anthropology


Monday, March 22, 2021

Ave Virgo Sanctissima

Is Bergoglio Responsible?

The Quarrel Over the Subject

Did anyone outside of academia care?

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Diliges Dominum

FUS Conference on Politike

Latin Catechesis?

What would the alternative to this understanding be? Christ is becoming present on the altar? Christ comes to dwell with us?

Joshua Brown, In Light of Early Confucianism

Friday, March 19, 2021

Projection onto St. Joseph

The Holy Family devotion as a logical consequence of the development of Latin popular piety. If only Fr. Louis Bouyer were still here to comment on this. Moreover, could St. Joseph be exploited by Latin progs to subvert patriarchy, because they have forgotten the authority of God? Certainly.

Latin Traditionalism?

Jesus of Nazareth by Michael Hesemann

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Kassianí's Hymn for Christmas

A Common Good Approach to Constitutionalism?

Pontifical Delegate Responds to Enzo Bianchi

CNA:Pope Francis writes to embattled ecumenical community

More on the German Mess

Lecture on RGL

Eastern Christian Books: Syriac Christian Culture

Eastern Christian Books: Syriac Christian Culture

CUA Press

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Jude Dougherty Has Passed

Requiescant in pace.

"Brother vs. Brother"

University Education

Into the Heart of the Father by Leonard DeLorenzo

"To Thee, O Victorious Leader"

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Who Will Be the First to Excommunicate the German Bishops Involved?

CNA: German Catholics and Protestants pursue intercommunion despite Vatican objections

William T. Cavanaugh (and Others) on Liberalism

Latin Projection onto St. Joseph?

Saint Joseph, reverent father and protector of Holy Church by Fr. Matthew MacDonald

The "Tree of Life"

Thibaud Collin on the JPII Institute

Sandro Magister: “Humanae Vitae” Farewell. Here Comes the One Who Will Celebrate Its Funeral

CWR Dispatch: Professor: With new president, JPII Institute should be renamed ‘Amoris Laetitia Institute’

Monday, March 15, 2021

A Byzantine Chant for St. Benedict

Ubi Caritas

Interview with the Choristers of Westminster Abbey

Another Viganò Interview

Something New

Rome's Troubles with Synodality

This Should Be Interesting

Sunday, March 14, 2021

A Captive in Rome

Alasdair MacIntyre on the Catholic University

St. Maximos on the Reception of Divine Wisdom

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Peter Hitchens on the Anglican Ordinariates

A Canonical Visit to the CDW

Cardinal Burke on the Order Re: the Liturgical Use of St. Peter's Basilica by Pilgrims

Restoring Latin Choirs and the Latin Choral Tradition

Chiara Lubich

Friday, March 12, 2021

Tertullian: The Source of a Grand Mistake?

Thread Reader

Intercession and Sacrifice

Problematic Western Christianity. Suffering is a means of purification and greater charity, but it is charity which makes intercession powerful.

What Sort of Interfaith Dialogue?

Sandro Magister: Why in Iraq the Pope Had To Keep Quiet About the Jews

Meanwhile, from Jerusalem, Israeli rabbi David Rosen, a leading figure in the dialogue with the Catholic Church, told “Asia News”:

“The visit by Pope Francis is linked to the Declaration on Human Fraternity signed in Abu Dhabi two years ago. I am happy about this gesture and I hope it will bear fruit. From my perspective, however, I also hope that this path will further expand, because at present, it is still an initiative only between Christians and Muslims. I am happy that it now involves the whole Islamic world. Still, it would also be important for the recognition of fraternity include an official Jewish representative. This is not only because of the deep bond that exists with Christianity, but also because of what it would mean for Islam. Until we don’t get one, a declaration on fraternity will lay open to the risk of being misinterpreted.”

How acceptable is this opinion?

His Ghostwriter

A Latin pov on St. Joseph: The often silent and surprising history of devotion to Saint Joseph by Sandra Miesel

Probably It Will Make a Debut at the National Basilica in DC Too

But it's not liturgically appropriate.

Paul Kingsnorth Interview

Latin Integralism Justifying Statism

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Interview with Cardinal Sarah

Monday, March 08, 2021

Another Bergoglio Presser

Sandro Magister: Back from Iraq: "What Touched Me Most..."

As he formulates it, it is full of errors and exaggerations:


The Abu Dhabi document of February 4 [2019] was prepared with the Grand Imam [of Al-Azhar] in secret, for six months, by praying, reflecting, correcting the text. It was - it’s a bit presumptuous, take it as a presumption - a first step, […] this [with Al-Sistani] would be the second and there will be others. It is important, the path of fraternity. […] Ayatollah Al-Sistani has a phrase that I try to remember well: men are either brothers by religion or equal by creation. Fraternity is equality, but we cannot go below equality. I believe it is also a cultural path. Let’s think of us Christians, of the Thirty Years War, of St. Bartholomew's night, to give an example. Let's think about this. How the mentality changes among us. Because our faith lets us discover that it is this, the revelation of Jesus is love, and charity leads us to this. But how many centuries to realize it! […] This is an important thing, human fraternity, that as men we are all brothers, and we must move forward with the other religions. […] You are human, you are a child of God, you are my brother, period. This would be the greatest guideline, and many times one has to take risks to take this step. There are some criticisms: that the pope is not courageous, he is reckless, that he is taking steps against Catholic doctrine, that he is one step away from heresy... There are risks. But these decisions are always made in prayer, in dialogue, asking for advice, in reflection. They are not a whim, and they are also the approach that the Council taught.

Sunday, March 07, 2021

Saturday, March 06, 2021

So Latinized

Monday, March 01, 2021

Benedict XVI Interview

Divine Chastisement