Thursday, May 24, 2018

How Useful a Book?

Scott Hahn's latest is on marriage and family. Sounds rather blue-pilled, and he's unlikely to deal with feminism in any meaningful way.

Scott Hahn's Call to Save the Family By CASEY CHALK
Want to restore our culture? The Christian scholar says marriage the place to start.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Rorate Caeli: Pontifical High Mass video exceeds 26K views

C. Wolfe: "The provost from my University, Jonathan Sanford, brought ideas from Alasdair MacIntyre's "Dependent Rational Animals" to bear on our University motto, Veritatem, Justitiam Diligite": audio

Monday, May 21, 2018

Sandro Magister: Three Gone. The "C9" Keeps Falling To Pieces


The straw that broke the camel's back? There have been so many so far in this pontificate.

Blesseds Oscar Romero and Paul VI Will Be Canonized Oct. 14 by Hannah Brockhaus/CNA/EWTN News
The canonizations will take place during the 2018 Synod of Bishops.

The Next Consistory

Pope Francis to Create 14 Cardinals at June 29 Consistory by Edward Pentin

Francis’ New Cardinals by Matthew E. Bunson
The Pope empowers his trusted aides and further globalizes the College

Organic Development?

CWR: Mary, Mother of the Church, and two popes by Ines Angeli Murzaku
Pope Francis’ decision to create the new memorial of Mary, Mater Ecclesiae on Pentecost Monday is a fulfillment of Blessed Paul VI’s devotion to Mary under this title.

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

Apparently this movie is not a documentary about the man or the person of the pope but about Christianity or Christian teachings, as transmitted by the writings and speeches of Pope Francis. So why the misleading title? Can the message be separated from the messenger? Of course it can. Imagine if a documentary had been made about the teachings of Jesus Christ instead.

Does the movie do anything to lessen the personality cult built around Francis by Catholics and liberals? It would seem not. Or to diminish Roman claims about the papacy? No.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Psalm 141

A New Book by Anthony Clark

CWR Dispatch: Can Catholics be Buddhist? New book compares Jesus and Buddha
Saying that Buddhism and Christianity lead to the same place,” says Dr. Anthony E. Clark, author of Catholicism and Buddhism: The Contrasting Lives and Teachings of Jesus and Buddha, “is like saying that two maps leading to different cities lead to the exact same city; this is nonsense.”
Sandro Magister: Surprise. Among the Francis Men Is One Who Is Defending "Humanae Vitae"

Friday, May 18, 2018

A Different Sort of Triumphalism

The triumph of Christ over death. And so Christians must be courageous in all areas of life.

Bishop Schneider: Christians Are Spiritual Soldiers Who Belong to an Army of Victors by Bishop Athanasius Schneider
COMMENTARY: Every Christian has a duty to fight against sin, error and temptation, including errors within the Church such as heresy and ambiguity in doctrine.

Fr. Z links to the text and video at LifeSite.

An Oldie, But a Good One

The Truth About Men & Church
Robbie Low on the Importance of Fathers to Churchgoing

Cappella Romana Coming to SF Next Season