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  • Pope Francis: ‘Evolution … is not inconsistent with the notion of creation’

    10/29/2014 10:13:47 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 70 replies
    Religious News Service ^ | October 27, 2014 | Josephine McKenna
    .“When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so,” Francis said.
  • Pope Francis Says Evolution Is Not Inconsistent With God, Backs Scientific Advancements

    10/28/2014 9:44:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 133 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/28/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Evolution is not inconsistent with God, said Pope Francis during an unveiling of a bust of his predecessor, Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI, at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Monday. "Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation," Francis said. "The scientist," he continued, "must [nevertheless] be moved by a trust in the idea that nature hides, within her evolutionary mechanisms, potentialities that it is the task of intellect and freedom to discover and actuate, in order to achieve the [kind of] development that is in the design of the Creator." The pope, who backed the Roman Catholic...
  • Medieval Golden Age, Modern Barbarism (Islam more civilized 800 years ago)

    10/22/2014 6:05:08 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 61 replies
    First Things ^ | ct 20, 2014 | Andrew Doran
    [Medieval Islamic astronomers predict eclipse of the moon] Earlier this year, as conflict raged in northern Syria, two professors, one Lebanese and the other American, both from elite universities in the Washington, D.C. area, passed the long night at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan, drinking tea. They pondered the weighty issues of the region: whether the nation-state paradigm was the residue of colonialism or a reality to which nations of the Middle East must conform; American military engagement and its consequences; and, of course, the sources of violent extremism. At one point, the Lebanese professor lamented, “These...
  • The Islamic State Is Not ‘Midevil’ (sic)(intentional misspelling)

    09/11/2014 10:44:07 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | September 10, 2014 | Nicholas Frankovich
    We should stop calling the Islamic State “medieval.” We use that word for rhetorical effect but fail to appreciate how much doubt it conveys. It’s a mistake to reach for special vocabulary to intensify our condemnation of “this medieval and vile movement,” as Nick Clegg, deputy prime minister of the U.K., recently described it. What happened to British understatement? Take Clegg’s remark, delete “medieval and,” keep “vile,” and rearrange the letters: The Islamic State is evil. That’s enough. Resist the temptation to pile on more words. They weaken the assertion. More is less. Another reason that the specific adjective “medieval”...
  • St. Pius X Misunderstood? Only by Vatican Committees

    06/16/2014 7:03:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | June 15, 2014 | Chris Jackson
    When I heard the news back on June 11th that The Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences was organizing a “study day” on the Pontificate of St Pius X, my first reaction was to wonder what the Committee was up to. The Vatican has issued so few words about this illustrious Saint in the post-Conciliar years one would have thought he never existed. So why now of all times, in the midst of one the most liberal pontificates in history, would this Pontifical Committee choose to study Pius X? On the “study day” in question ZENIT interviewed the President of the...
  • Methodists drop church complaint against open lesbian

    05/08/2014 8:00:19 AM PDT · by fwdude · 77 replies ^ | May 7, 2014 | Charlie Butts
    A lesbian preacher in the United Methodist Church is being given a free ride. After a complaint was filed against Sara Thompson Tweedy of New York, the matter was considered and the case dismissed. There will be no prosecution. Rob Renfroe of Good News, an orthodox renewal United Methodist group, says there's no mistake about Thompson's lifestyle. "She's very up front that she that is married to another woman…" tells OneNewsNow. Renfroe describes her as a "proud, active, self-avowed lesbian."
  • Al Sharpton: The True Meaning of Easter Is Revealed Through the Political Crucifixion of Obama

    04/16/2014 11:34:19 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 58 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 16 Apr 2014, 10:23 AM PDT | Pamela Key
    Wednesday on the "Tom Joyner Morning Show," Al Sharpton offered a curious explanation involving President Barack Obama for the meaning of Easter: "I think that the message is, no matter what the world may do to unfairly, no matter how your crucified, nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job that you can rise if you don't lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges. The story of Jesus on the cross. no matter what they humiliated him with. no matter how they mocked him he took it, because he knew he...
  • Vatican: Pope's Remarks on Children of Same-Sex, Couples Not Indicative of Change in Policy

    01/07/2014 5:47:52 AM PST · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 January 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The Vatican media spokesman warned Sunday against misinterpreting Pope Francis’s comments about children of same-sex and divorced couples during a meeting of leaders of male religious orders in November. On Saturday, an AFP story announced “Pope Calls for Fresh Church Approach to Children of Gay Parents,” and said that the pope was calling for a “rethink in the way the Catholic Church deals with the children of gay couples and divorced parents.” The article cited Pope Francis’s words in July, “If someone is gay and seeks the Lord with good will, who am I to judge?” and the fact that...
  • Postconciliar Revolution And The Thirst For Change

    01/02/2014 5:47:11 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Christian Order ^ | May 2013 | MICHAEL O'HALLORAN
    "A Blind and Unchecked Passion for Novelty" Postconciliar Revolution and the Thirst for Change MICHAEL O'HALLORAN “First of all [Modernists] lay down the general principle that in a living religion everything is subject to change, and must change... To the laws of evolution everything is subject - dogma, Church, worship, the Books we revere as sacred, even faith itself... From all that has preceded, some idea may be gained of the reforming mania which possesses them: in all Catholicism there is absolutely nothing on which it does not fasten.” - Pope St. Pius X, Pascendi Dominici Gregis (8 Sept. 1907),...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: LAMENTABILI SANE EXITU, 01-02-14

    01/02/2014 8:30:03 AM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 01-02-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:LAMENTABILI SANE EXITU  Decree of the Holy Office, published under Pope St. Pius X against modernism on July 3, 1907. It condemned sixty-five propositions drawn from the writings of contemporary modernists, notably Alfred Loisy and George Tyrrell. The decree was shortly after followed (September 8) by the encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

    10/29/2013 4:58:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | October 25, 2013 | Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga SDB
    THE IMPORTANCE OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga SDB Archbishop of Tegucigalpa University of Dallas Ministry Conference Irving Convention Center 1. Introduction: It is not possible to talk about the Church, or about the Church today, without referring to the crucial moment in contemporary history that Vatican II has been for her, both as an event of grace and a paradigmatic reference. The Church is rising. There is a significant increment of the faith in Africa, where the Church has grown tremendously during the 20th century. Such vitality can also be seen in some sectors of the...
  • Believers in Unbelieving Churches

    10/26/2013 8:39:24 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 10-21-1935 | J. Greshem Machen
    Believers in Unbelieving Churches What Should Be Done by Christian People Who are in a Modernist Church? What is the duty of Christian congregations or Christian individuals who find themselves in a church that is dominated by unbelief? Shall they remain in such a church, or shall they withdraw from it and become members of a consistently Christian Church? That is certainly the question of the hour for the orthodox part of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Various attempts are being made to answer the question. Various considerations are being urged on one side or the other. If we...
  • Bishop Fellay on Pope Francis-"We have in front of us a genuine Modernist"

    10/18/2013 7:10:02 AM PDT · by tomsbartoo · 31 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | October 14, 2013 | John Vennari
    Bishop Fellay on Pope Francis - “We have in front of us a genuine Modernist!” 14/10/13 10:26 Bishop Fellay on Pope Francis “We have in front of us a genuine Modernist!” by John Vennari Catholic Family News Bishop Bernard Fellay warned on October 12, “The situation of the Church is a real disaster, and the present Pope is making it 10,000 times worse.” He said this in an address at the Angelus Press Conference, the weekend of Oct 11-13, 2013, in Kansas City. Bishop Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X, gave an extensive lecture on Saturday...
  • Pope Francis: Shouldn't it be a welcoming Church for all?

    10/03/2013 7:43:41 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | October 3, 2013 | Paul Melanson
    It was the philosopher George Santayana who described Modernism thusly: " the love of all Christianity in those who perceive that it is all a fable. It is the historic attachment to his Church of a Catholic who has discovered that he is a pagan...The Modernists are men of the Renaissance, pagan, pantheistic in their profounder sentiment, to whom the hard and narrow realism of official Christianity is offensive just because it presupposes that Christianity is true...As for Modernism, it is suicide. It is the last of those concessions to the spirit of the world which half-believers and double-minded prophets...
  • J. Gresham Machen's Response to Modernism

    09/20/2013 12:55:04 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 6 replies
    Desiring God ^ | January 26, 1993 | John Piper
    On New Year’s Eve, 1936, in a Roman Catholic hospital in Bismarck, North Dakota, J. Gresham Machen was one day away from death at the age of 55. It was Christmas break at Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia, where he taught New Testament. His colleagues said he looked “deadly tired.” But instead of resting, he took the train from Philadelphia to the 20-below-zero winds of North Dakota to preach in a few Presbyterian churches at the request of Pastor Samuel Allen. ... He had pneumonia and could scarcely breath. Pastor Allen came to pray for him that last day of 1936,...
  • National ‘c’atholic Reporter says Popes Paul VI, JP II, Benedict XVI sinned against the Holy Spirit

    12/12/2012 2:21:49 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | December 11, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The standards at the National Catholic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) are devolving by the week.This last week they accused Paul VI, John Paul II and Benedict XVI of sinning against the Holy Spirit.Ron Schmit – no, you have never heard of this schlemiel so don’t strain your memory – a priest in Byron, California, penned an opinion piece against the use of the Usus Antiquior.It is a silly piece, all in all, and I have been busy doing more important things, such as eating 酸辣湯 at slightly greasy noodle shops in Manhattan.But one thing Schmit wrote was so spectacularly stupid that...
  • John Johansen, 96, Last of ‘Harvard Five’ Architects, Is Dead

    10/29/2012 6:04:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 26, 2012 | Fred A. Bernstein
    John M. Johansen, a celebrated Modernist architect and the last surviving member of the Harvard Five, a group that made New Canaan, Conn., a hotbed of architectural experimentation in the 1950s and ’60s, died on Friday in Brewster, Mass. He was 96.
  • Excommunicate the Bishops

    02/06/2012 4:41:03 AM PST · by IbJensen · 26 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/4/2012 | Christopher Badeaux
    Most of my writing is on foreign policy. There are few other topic areas other than the law on which I’m comfortable writing. However, as streiff notes, I, like most other Catholics, got to hear a heartfelt letter from my Bishop — a living examplar of St. John Chrysostom’s famous (possibly apocryphal) maxim — explaining that clear out of nowhere, somehow, the Obama Administration decided to make Catholic institutions pay for abortifacents, birth control, and sterilization procedures, all of which are actually explicitly mortal sins in my faith, which is to say, one can be in danger of Hell merely...
  • F.C. Presbyterian Pastor Hails End of Ban on Openly Gay Clergy

    06/02/2011 7:02:38 AM PDT · by Cronos · 59 replies
    Falls Church News ^ | 31 May 2011 | LESLIE POSTER
    Earlier this month, the national Presbyterian Church approved a change in its constitution to allow openly gay church members to serve as ministers and church leaders. It is a change that one local church pastor says has been a long time coming. "It's been a Presbyterian family quarrel for about 30 years," said Jonathan Smoot, interim pastor at Falls Church Presbyterian Church..."It's just ridiculous to lift up sexual orientation as a primary criterion for that person's character or suitability for ministry," Smoot said. "I hope this puts an end to it.""It needs to be read in its historical context and...
  • Under the Ban: Modernism, Then and Now (Catholic Caucus)

    04/16/2011 3:15:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Inside Catholic ^ | April 15, 2011 | Russell Shaw
    On July 3, 1907, in a decree bearing the lachrymose Latin title Lamentabili, the Vatican's Holy Office, predecessor of today's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, condemned 65 propositions that it had found contrary to Catholic orthodoxy. Pope Pius X followed up two months later, on September 8, with an encyclical named Pascendi Dominici Gregis (Feeding the Lord's Flock), in which he linked the condemned propositions to a heresy called Modernism and went on to identify its philosophical and theological roots. In conclusion, the encyclical specified stern disciplinary measures for stamping out the heresy.Considering these events from the...
  • A Brussels Archbishop Celebrates the First Gregorian Mass in Forty Years

    02/01/2011 3:53:24 PM PST · by 0beron · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 02/01/2011 | Tancred
    The Previous Episcopal Conference speaker says this is a 'false signal' Brussels ( The Brussels Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard just celebrated a Mass in the Traditional Rite. The celebration took place in Brussels with about 500 faithful on Sunday for the occasion of the arrival of the "traditionalist" Society of St. Peter in Benelux-Staaten, as reported by the newspaper "De Standaard".
  • Jesuit: "I Am a Religious Atheist"

    12/08/2010 3:13:42 PM PST · by 0beron · 34 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 12/08/2010 | Tancred
    Austria.[] Christendom must become "atheistic and religionless". This was said by the old Liberal Jesuit, Father Roger Charles Lenaers (85), at a lecture in Vienna according to a report of the Linz commerce website, ''. The old man is active in the parish of Vorderhornbach in the Diocese of Innsbruck. Religion consists in the thin flow of experience for the Jesuit that the human intellect can't grasp everything and is hidden behind an experiential "something": "In this since I am a deeply religious atheist."
  • David Berger -- Will Homosexual be Fired as Religion Instructor?

    12/03/2010 10:16:36 AM PST · by 0beron · 1 replies · 1+ views
    The homosexual theologian has been fulminating for days against the teaching of the Church and is also attempting to justify his "homosexual-life" -- A speaker for the Archdiocese offers that matter at this point being arranged "is still in process".
  • Islamic Professor at Catholic University Sought by Police

    12/01/2010 2:13:19 AM PST · by 0beron · 8 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 12/01/2010 | Tancred
    Professor at the Catholic University of Munich is Sought by Police Germany. Sheich Abu Adam (40) who is the Egyptian Imam of the Darul Quran Mosque in Munich is alleged to have beaten one of his three wives so that she suffers from many bone breaks. This was according to the website of the 'Bayrischen Rundfunks'. The victim is 31 years old. She called the police by telephone. These came and freed the woman and brought her to the hospital. The Imam is wanted for the charge of causing dangerous physical harm. He serves as the well regarded guest of...
  • Josh Guimond, Still Missing After Eight Years and the Tragedy of "Catholic" Education

    11/16/2010 8:54:59 AM PST · by 0beron · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/15/2010 | Tancred
    It's obvious that the corruption of the young continues to this day in allegedly Catholic schools, obvious that is to many, but not the board, the Benedictine Order, the Chancery, the parents who unwisely send their children to these schools and thereby participate in the corruption, and ultimately a surrounding debased society which has no culture, no sense of shame, no fear of God. We know this tragic story is almost a decade long, but how long must these ecclesiastical charlatans receive the approbation and trust to educate the young with their imposture of Catholicism?
  • Modernist Benedictines Fear Sacramentals

    07/26/2010 2:35:52 AM PDT · by 0beron · 49 replies · 1+ views
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 07/26/2010 | Tancred
    Editor: The modernist Monastery's new blog entry written by "Father" Ruff reveals an unsteady and uncertain hand. He says traditionalist clergy and their laity are "afraid", playing dress up and pining away for a "less complicated" by-gone era. If anyone is afraid, it's Father Ruff. Why is Father Ruff afraid? Probably because he knows that if he entered a debate with anyone, like say, Father Z at, he'd be shown up for what he is. Could it be that the Abbey to which he belongs has an average age well into the 60s and doesn't attract any new vocations?...
  • Exclusive Interview of Archbishop Zollitsch's Victim

    07/03/2010 5:59:11 PM PDT · by 0beron
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 07/03/2010 | Tancred
    Rather than finding answers and deeds in accordanced with what was agreed upon when a clerical abuse victim made his abuse known, the victim has only been lied to and slandered by the Shepherds who were supposed to protect the children. As with other cases, like in the United States, Liberal Prelates use their positions of trust to protect clerical homosexuals, even putting them in contact with children again after they'd been credibly accused for abusing them in the first place. But I Hope the Suffering I Experienced Was Not Pointless
  • "Was Vatican II a triumph of naïve optimism?" (Catholic Caucus) + EWTN Special tonight!

    02/04/2010 3:14:10 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 310+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | February 4, 2010 | Carl Olson
    Two Ignatius Press authors have an engaging conversation in the pages of The Catholic Herald about that question; the conversation has been going on with an exchange of letters going back to last summer (see links below).  The two authors are Moyra Doorly, who wrote No Place For God: The Denial of the Transcendent in Modern Church Architecture (Ignatius Press, 2007), and prolific author and theologian Aidan Nichols, O.P., whose books include Looking at the Liturgy (1996), Hopkins: Theologian's Poet (2006), Lovely Like Jerusalem: The Fulfillment of the Old Testament in Christ and the Church (2007), and Rome and the...
  • Modernism and the Magisterium

    11/23/2009 9:20:18 PM PST · by GonzoII · 111 replies · 1,439+ views ^ | Monday, November 23, 2009 | Fr. Longenecker
    Modernism and the Magisterium After analyzing the modernism in the Anglican Church it was pointed out that there's plenty of modernism in the Catholic Church too. True enough, and because blog posts should be short and punchy, I left this issue for another day. It is true that all the problems I outlined in the post on Modernism in the Anglican Church are present in the Catholic Church. In many ways the effects have been even more devastating. At least the Anglicans with their good taste have preserved beautiful liturgy, architecture and sacred music in the midst of the modernism. Many...
  • 10 Reasons Why Modernist Christianity Will Die

    11/24/2009 10:59:12 AM PST · by Unam Sanctam · 40 replies · 1,191+ views
    Standing on My Head ^ | 11/24/09 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    Modernist Christianity must eventually die or cease to be Christian. At this time modernism still wears Christian clothes in the mainstream Protestant churches and in parts of the Catholic Church. This cannot last much longer for some very simple reasons: 1. Modernists deny supernaturalism and therefore they are not really religious. Now by 'religion' I mean a transacton with the supernatural. Religion (whether it is primitive people jumping around a campfire or a Solemn High Mass in a Catholic Cathedral) is about an interchange with the other world. It is about salvation of souls, redemption of sin, heaven, hell damnation,...
  • The Illusion of Reforming Islam

    06/01/2009 9:09:50 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 3 replies · 410+ views
    Since, thanks to Islamic terrorism the interest to know Islam has picked and Islam has come under scrutiny, the westerners began asking where are the moderate Muslims. Well, there is none. The concept is absurd. Muslims view this issue differently. You are either a ‘good’ practicing Muslim or a bad wishy-washy Muslim. It’s the latter group that the westerners have misnamed moderate Muslims. As far as Muslims are concerned they are ‘hypocrites.’ Not surprisingly, the ‘moderates’ also confess of being hypocites. They will tell you they believe in Islam but they are not good Muslims. In the back of their...
  • Part Two: Obama’s hatred for the real Catholic Church

    05/20/2009 6:08:38 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 33 replies · 2,055+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | May 20, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    No one knows exactly when Barack Obama’s hatred for the real Catholic Church in America became fully formed. But we do know Obama is the most anti Catholic president in history. Obama claims to have a respect for the real Catholic Church because he heard Cardinal Bernadin speak. Who can believe this? He shows nothing but contempt for real Catholic doctrines. Yet he is still able to fool gullible Jenkinsist Catholics. He has successfully convinced many of them that his “support for education and concern for the poor” outweighs the real Catholic Church’s support for life. The most anti Catholic...
  • How Notre Dame Drifted Away from the Catholic Church

    05/17/2009 2:55:49 AM PDT · by Scanian · 31 replies · 954+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 17, 2009 | Paul Shlichta
    Today, to the disgust and apparent surprise of many Catholic bishops and laity, the University of Notre Dame, once the pride of Catholic intellectual life in America, will behave in a very un-Catholic way by honoring, as commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient, POTUS Barack Obama, one of America's most extreme advocates of abortion. This surprise is hard to understand. The old Latin proverb nemo repente turpissimus can be translated as "nobody becomes very evil overnight." Even Judas served a lengthy apprenticeship as an embezzler before moving on to greater betrayals. In a similar manner, I contend that the invitation...
  • Bronfman's blindness

    11/20/2008 8:48:18 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 4 replies · 368+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/20/'08 | Rabbi Avi Shafran
    One of the perks (such as it is) of working for a Jewish organization is receiving unsolicited books and manuscripts in the mail. Most — like "new age" Jewish ritual guides, Middle-East manifestoes and novels channeling their authors' neuroses through Biblical narratives — don't interest me. Occasionally, though, a freebie escapes the circular file. Like the copy (there were actually two, a few weeks apart, one hardcover, the other soft) I received of "Hope, Not Fear: A Path to Jewish Renaissance" by Edgar M. Bronfman and Beth Zasloff.
  • Postmodernism (Plus Why Modernism Is Preferable To This Pillar Of Liberalism

    05/04/2008 11:48:46 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 9 replies · 126+ views
    Conservapedia ^ | April 28, 2008 | Staff
    Postmodernism is a worldview characterized by a belief in the lack of an objective truth, and wehich asserts that assertions of objective knowledge are essentially impossible. A strong part of postmodernist thought is an intentional departure from traditional approaches that had previously been dominant... Some postmodernist idea are: Truth is a "social construct," rather than objectively provable. There is no superior culture; Western culture is no better than any other (see cultural relativism)...
  • Modernism and the Third World

    03/13/2008 11:18:51 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies · 190+ views ^ | March 13, 2008 | David Brussat
    A DEVELOPER IN DUBAI, one of seven oil-rich emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, has hired Rem Koolhaas to design a posh new neighborhood, Waterfront City, on a newly created island in the Persian Gulf. The Dutch architect plans to fill the island with a regular grid of intentionally bland highrises punctuated with an eyeball, a pretzel, a drill bit — that is to say, huge buildings that bring such objects to mind. Of course it is ridiculous. In 2000, Koolhaas won the Pritzker Prize. They don’t hand out such an honor willy-nilly. Your work must be totally...
  • Happy Birthday Cardinal Newman, part 1

    02/22/2008 5:42:09 PM PST · by Balt · 86+ views
    Priestly Pugilist ^ | 2/22/2008 | The Priestly Pugilist
    Happy Birthday Cardinal Newman, part 1 of 3. Our Newman birthday celebration (slightly belated) begins with a homily preached by your PP on the 18th Sunday after Pentecost according to the Byzantine Calendar. The Gospel Lesson for this day is Luke 5: 1-11 (the Miraculous Catch of Fish): Because I was trained in a Roman Catholic seminary (note: I am an Eastern Catholic priest), I was exposed to the writings of Cardinal Newman, and they had a great influence on me. John Henry Newman was born into an Evangelical Christian family, was later ordained a priest of the Church of...
  • Dealing with the death of Bernadin-Lite Catholocism

    02/09/2008 5:38:18 PM PST · by Balt · 6 replies · 84+ views
    The Priestly Pugilist ^ | 2/9/2008 | Priestly Pugilist
    Some time ago, a friend of mine sent me an article from Commonweal Magazine entitiled: "The Other Health Crisis: Why Priests Are Coping Poorly" by Paul Stanosz, a priest of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Unfortunately, I don't have the whole article anymore, but I do have my comments to my friend in response to exherpts from that article (the article is indented; my comments are not): Among priests . . . there is much talk of high stress, poor health, and low morale. Well, when they're not talking about the things of God, what else is there to...
  • Evangelicals rediscovering "tradition"?

    02/08/2008 1:32:50 PM PST · by fgoodwin · 69 replies · 877+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 2/08/2008 10:01AM | Chris Armstrong
    The Future Lies in the Past -- Why evangelicals are connecting with the early church as they move into the 21st century.Many 20- and 30-something evangelicals are uneasy and alienated in mall-like church environments; high-energy, entertainment-oriented worship; and boomer-era ministry strategies and structures modeled on the business world. Increasingly, they are asking just how these culturally camouflaged churches can help them rise above the values of the consumerist world around them. For younger evangelicals, traditional churches are too centered on words and propositions. And pragmatic churches are compromising authentic Christianity by tailoring their ministries to the marketplace and pop culture....
  • Archbishop moves to penalize two "Womenpriests"

    11/13/2007 5:42:48 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies · 134+ views
    AP ^ | November 12, 2007
    ST. LOUIS: Two women who made Roman Catholic religious history say they are ready to be the new face of the priesthood, even as Archbishop Raymond Burke moved to formally penalize them for violating church law.Rose Marie Dunn Hudson, 67, and Elsie Hainz McGrath, 69, were ordained Sunday as Roman Catholic Womenpriests, a reform movement begun in 2002.The movement defies church doctrine that reserves ordination of priests and deacons to only men as unjust and discriminatory."After all these years, it's a great feeling to be a priest," Hudson said Monday.She and McGrath will co-pastor a faith community starting Dec. 1...
  • An Encyclical that Packed a Punch [St. Pius X, Pascendi Dominici Gregis, Doctrine of the Modernists]

    10/12/2007 9:13:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies · 125+ views ^ | October 11, 2007 | Barry Michaels
    Barry Michaels  Other Articles by Barry MichaelsPrinter Friendly Version   An Encyclical that Packed a Punch October 11, 2007 One hundred years ago, Pope St. Pius X published an encyclical letter that has been both praised and reviled like few other papal documents.  It was a firm response to a problem that was several decades in the making and an initial salvo in a battle that some believe the Church is still fighting today. The Synthesis of All HeresiesThe encyclical addressed a heresy known as modernism.  With roots in Protestant biblical scholarship, the key idea of modernism was that...
  • Pascendi Dominici Gregis - Encylical of Pope St. Pius X (Catholic Caucus)

    09/08/2007 10:20:41 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 8 replies · 211+ views
    Papal Encyclicals ^ | 8 September 1907 | Pope St. Pius X
    VENERABLE BRETHREN, HEALTH AND THE APOSTOLIC BLESSING: 1. One of the primary obligations assigned by Christ to the office divinely committed to Us of feeding the Lord's flock is that of guarding with the greatest vigilance the deposit of the faith delivered to the saints, rejecting the profane novelties of words and the gainsaying of knowledge falsely so called. There has never been a time when this watchfulness of the supreme pastor was not necessary to the Catholic body, for owing to the efforts of the enemy of the human race, there have never been lacking "men speaking perverse things,"[1]...
  • Fighting Modernists, a Decree Shaped Catholicism (Pope St. Pius X's Pascendi)(Catholic Caucus)

    09/08/2007 10:13:44 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 4 replies · 194+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9/1/2007 | Peter Steinfels
    One hundred years ago next Saturday [September 8] Pope Pius X issued a papal encyclical, “Pascendi Dominici Gregis,” that would have a huge impact on the Roman Catholic Church and consequently on its role in the blood-drenched history of the first half of the 20th century. Today, not many Roman Catholics, let alone others, could identify or describe “Pascendi.” Yet compared with the widely known encyclicals addressing social and moral problems, it has probably had a deeper impact on their religious lives. “Pascendi” was a sweeping and vehement condemnation of a loose movement of Catholic biblical scholars, philosophers and theologians...
  • The Centennial of the Encyclical Pascendi (A Doctrinal Lepanto) (Catholic Caucus)

    09/08/2007 9:51:11 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 4 replies · 138+ views
    American TFP ^ | 9/7/2007 | Luis Sergio Solimeo
    A hundred years ago, on September 8, 1907, Pope Saint Pius X (1903–1914) published the Encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis (Feeding the Lord’s Flock) against the devastating doctrines of Modernism. It was the culmination of an offensive that caused irre-parable damage to Modernism. A month earlier, the Congregation of the Holy Office had published the Lamentabili Sane Decree condemning 65 distinct modernist propositions. Thus, it is fitting to celebrate the centennial of this great document that changed the Church’s history.... Modernist DoctrinesBelow are quotes that summarize the doctrine denounced in the Encyclical with subtitles to facilitate understanding.... It is an evolutionist,...
  • Bauhaus Home Design (Vanity)

    07/14/2007 11:39:56 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 392+ views
    A vanity discussion of Bauhaus design in the home.
  • Pope urges professors to find solutions to 'crisis of modernity'

    06/25/2007 2:35:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies · 317+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 6/25/2007 | Regina Linskey
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI urged university professors to create solutions for "the crisis of modernity" as well as investigate Christianity's contribution to the study of human nature. "Europe is presently experiencing a certain social instability and diffidence in the face of traditional values," but its history and universities "have much to contribute to shaping a future of hope," he told participants in the first European meeting of university professors. The participants came to the Vatican to meet the pope June 23. Representatives from around the world came to Rome for the June 21-24 meeting, "A New Humanism...
  • Rod Dreher: Modernism in religion

    06/01/2007 7:58:15 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 290+ views
    McClatchy-Tribune via SacBee ^ | 6/1/7 | Rod Dreher
    "What's the least I have to believe and do to feel good about myself?" That's the fundamental question modern religious seekers seem to be asking. For many contemporary Americans, religion is like a scented candle: The purpose of its light is to provide a comforting psychological ambience. But for a small, growing minority -- for whom religion, properly understood, exists to illuminate the challenging path to truth and holiness -- there is an alternative: tradition. We'll soon be hearing a lot about tradition -- Catholic tradition, anyway. Pope Benedict XVI is soon expected to grant permission for the traditional Latin...
  • Religion and the Common Good

    04/27/2007 1:53:00 PM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 40 replies · 464+ views
    Sooner or later, every teacher hears the same old joke about the philosophy student and his dad. The dad asks, “Son, what are you going to do with that goofy degree?” And the son says, “I’m going to open a philosophy shop and make big money selling ideas.” I smile every time I hear it, because nobody yet has figured out how to get rich off the Sartre or Kierkegaard or Friedrich Nietzsche franchise. Or that’s what I thought until a couple of weeks ago, when a friend of mine came back from a local bookstore with a bag full...
  • “La Civiltà Cattolica” Breaks the Silence – On Romano Amerio

    04/23/2007 8:09:19 AM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 31 replies · 588+ views
    Chiesa On-Line ^ | April 23, 2007 | Sandro Magister
    ROMA, April 23, 2007 – In “La Civiltà Cattolica,” the magazine of the Rome Jesuits printed with the prior scrutiny and authorization of the Vatican secretaiat of state, a review has been published that signals the end of a taboo. The taboo is the one that has obliterated from public discussion, for decades, the thought of the most authoritative and erudite representative of criticism of the twentieth century Church in the name of the great Tradition: the Swiss philologist and philosopher Romano Amerio (in the photo), who died in Lugano in 1997, at the age of 92. Amerio, although he...
  • Historical Revisionism: Why All the Fuss?

    03/21/2007 8:07:30 AM PDT · by topcat54 · 9 replies · 218+ views
    Chalcedon Foundation ^ | March/April 2007 | Dr. Roger Schultz
    ?History is a conflict between the ?haves? and the ?have-nots.?? That was the theme of history, my young friend earnestly explained, as she had been taught it at the local community college. Without realizing it, she had soaked up a simplistic albeit common interpretation of history and had accepted it as fact. Everyone approaches history with some assumptions, biases, and preconceptions. Even the most objective and detached historian must make judgments about the material to be studied and the facts to be analyzed. Those judgments are anchored in fundamental presuppositions about truth, historical significance, and the meaning and direction of...