Monday, 04 January

23:41

"The Confessor is Not a Notary" -- Misunderstandings about the Holy Year of Mercy [The Eponymous Flower]

(Rome) A remarried divorcee went to confession before Christmas, but the confessor refused him absolution. The incident occurred in the southern Italian city of Bari in the cathedral which is dedicated to St. Nicholas of Myra. The daily La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno printed a letter on 30 December   from the man who described his "disappointment" and demanded the "mercy from Pope Francis" that had been denied him in the "Holy Year of Mercy". Because as the divorced and remarried insisted, "absolution is given to all who confess." A misunderstanding?
Such a requirement, which presupposes an automatism, was an "absurd claim" says the well-known theologian and liturgist, Msgr. Nicola Bux. "The priest is not a notary." On January 3, the same newspaper published an interview with Msgr. Bux,  who is a priest of the Archdiocese of Bari. The Consultor of Roman dicasteries is the author of numerous internationally acclaimed books. His most recent monograph is entitled: "How to go to the Holy Mass, without losing faith," which has been translated into five languages.
Nicola Bux: "The priest is at the same time judge and psychiatrist.  To "absolve", to "free" and means in concrete terms,  to break the penitent  from his binding to sin. The priest, and not the believer, is to evaluate whether the conditions are met to grant the absolution or not.
Repentance is not enough?
Nicola Bux: The true repentance requires a commitment of the believer to release the connection. In the Gospel Jesus Christ says: go and sin no more. He does not say: Go and continue what suits you.
The priest saw the conditions of which you speak were not met?
Nicola Bux: Obviously. No absolution can be expected when there is no firm intention not to sin again.
And  the Holy Year of Mercy is called into question.
Nicola Bux: These rules recently led to quite a misunderstanding. The rules have not changed, and the priests have to stick to the traditional teaching, all, as well as all judges must abide by the law in the same way without exception. Why do we expect that this concept of course applies to the court, but to be knocked down in the Church?
San Nicola, the Cathedral of Bari
San Nicola, the Cathedral of Bari
It is clear is which side Don Bux is on.
Nicola Bux: I am of course on the side of Jesus Christ. No one on this earth has the authority to change the rules of his Church. Therefore, the Synod has produced a final document that absolutely nothing changes in terms of the Eucharist and the divorced and remarried.
But many think that Pope Francis intends to change course.
Nicola Bux: Another big misunderstanding. Cardinal Müller, the prefect of the CDF, and thus the guardian of the Catholic faith has said it very clearly: "The doctrine of the Church is not a man-made theory. The Magisterium of the Pope and the bishops is not above the Word of God."
According to the letter from our reader, the priest considers him   an even bigger sinner because he went to Communion, although he is divorced and remarried.
Nicola Bux: And for that we should place the guilt to the priest? It is Jesus Christ who proclaimed the indissolubility of marriage in the Gospel. And St. Paul warns against  receiving the sacrament unworthily. How can one demand access to the Eucharist if he  has left the community and bond with  and formed a bond with another woman? That is a contradiction in terms. And even more contradictions become visible in the letter. 
What do you mean by that?
Nicola Bux: Above all, the starting point. The reader referred to himself on the one hand as a "devout Catholic," but at the same time as a divorced and remarried, who betrays the indissolubility of the marriage bond.  Then he speaks literally of a "whim" that had driven him after 12 years, once again in the confessional.  Catholics are obliged to report to confession at least once a year. So we have to do it with a typical example of a "homegrown Christianity."   If I define what is Catholic, and if so, Church and faith would suit my needs. A phenomenon against which Benedict XVI. had warned emphatically.
One last question: Is not the Holy Door of the Cathedral  a separate, special penitential?
Nicola Bux: This also needs clarity: Sin pulls like a crime, here  a better understanding helps to make a comparison with the criminal law, guilt and punishment. Confession brings the repentant sinner absolution from guilt, but not of the punishment that is to be served in the afterlife on a supernatural level. That is the moment when the Holy Year comes into play, which makes it possible as a special way  to wipe out the penalties, comparable to a complete or partial remission. The gates of mercy in the Church are and will always be open. But on the usual terms. And the priests know that they do not give in and not allow themselves to be intimidated by the prevailing opinions.
Introduction / translation: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Mil / Arcidiocesi di Bari (screenshots)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG






23:21

Diversity, threat, stress [Oz Conservative]

From the Harvard Business Review:

We put young white men through a hiring simulation for an entry-level job at a fictional technology firm. For half of the “applicants,” the firm’s recruitment materials briefly mentioned its pro-diversity values. For the other half, the materials did not mention diversity. In all other ways, the firm was described identically. All of the applicants then underwent a standardized job interview while we videotaped their performance and measured their cardiovascular stress responses.

Compared to white men interviewing at the company that did not mention diversity, white men interviewing for the pro-diversity company expected more unfair treatment and discrimination against whites. They also performed more poorly in the job interview, as judged by independent raters. And their cardiovascular responses during the interview revealed that they were more stressed.

Thus, pro-diversity messages signaled to these white men that they might be undervalued and discriminated against. These concerns interfered with their interview performance and caused their bodies to respond as if they were under threat. Importantly, diversity messages led to these effects regardless of these men’s political ideology, attitudes toward minority groups, beliefs about the prevalence of discrimination against whites, or beliefs about the fairness of the world. This suggests just how widespread negative responses to diversity may be among white men: the responses exist even among those who endorse the tenets of diversity and inclusion.

So even leftist white men feel an environment to be more hostile and threatening, to the point that their cardiovascular condition is negatively affected, when diversity materials are promoted.

22:17

Philosophers and their religious practices part 17: Islamic philosophy and the individuality of religious experience [The Prosblogion]

This is the seventeenth installment of a series of interviews I am conducting with academic philosophers about their religious practices. In this series of interviews, I ask philosophers about their religious practices and the influence on their philosophical work. Follow the links for parts. Follow the links for parts 1, 2,3,4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16. The contributors [...]

21:58

OK. How DId This Clone Miss Them? [Creative Minority Report]

If the Empire just taught their clone army to shoot they might have had a chance of defeating the rebels. Y'think it's possible they cloned a nearsighted guy and that's why none of them can shoot?

Seriously, how does he miss this shot?

*subhead*Poor aim.*subhead*

21:11

Happy New Year to All Readers [That The Bones You Have Crushed May Thrill]


Here in England, the Bishops of England and Wales have altered the Church's calendar as if to suggest that honouring the Christ Child was apparently so good the first time, the wise men came back for another go three days before, just like Our Lord enjoyed ascending into Heaven so much the first time He decided to go up again on the nearest prior Sunday.



As you can see, I'm working on the Little Book of Pope Insults song, entitled 'The Self-Absorbed Promethan Neo-Pelagians' about a fictional future 'purge' of the Catholic Church of its most foul members, according to the unique outlook of Pope Francis. I think the lyrics - composed with a little artistic license, are generally faithful to the book - which, in turn, is generally faithful to the homilies, interviews and speeches.

When I get a little more time I'll record the song for those who can endure my ditties. It all seems a little puerile and the Christmas season gave me some time to be rather than to blog. It is sad, but there is a tinge of inevitability about the growing list, of which Ches of the Sensible Bond is the latest, of bloggers deciding to call it a day. The task of Catholic bloggers to evangelise on the internet is made so much harder when the centre of the Church's media presence in the world seems to have decided to move into reverse gear, threatening to overturn those hitherto untouchable and established truths concerning the Salvation of the human race in Christ that previous generations, along with most of us alive today, had taken for granted.

Nevertheless, the battle for the soul of the Church and the battle for souls continues with or without us. How apt it was, how terrifyingly apt it was, that the recent desecration of a statue of Our Blessed Lady in the US should see a Satanist dress as a Bishop mock and desecrate the Mother of God. Perhaps, even through His enemies, the Lord can speak to His Church of the terrible crisis of our times, which can only be remedied with the kind of awe and fear of the Lord, wonder and humble veneration that the wise men gave to the Christ Child, when falling to their knees they worshipped the Saviour of the World, the Incarnate Word, Jesus Christ.

Today, that which is sacred to all previous generations is being trampled on most violently within the Church. We must pray that respect for the sacred returns swiftly to the Church of Christ, from the bottom up, and from the top down. Sadly, as Nicolas Bellord makes clear in his recent analysis of the Synod, at the Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma, reverence for the sacred - which concerns both faith and worship - is under attack within the Church's walls. Nicolas's enlightening and incisive analysis of the final text of the Relatio Synodi is welcome to those of us who after the drama of the Synod itself, cannot yet even bring ourselves to read the book. Nicolas's analysis is in three parts as follows:


On behalf of the Guild of Blessed Titus, thank you, Nicolas, for your fine work.

May God be with all Catholic writers, bloggers, columnists, journalists and those who use the internet to proclaim our glorious faith this year. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary be for all afflicted in the current crisis the refuge in which we find peace, consolation and hope that dispels the dread with which we are now so familiar.

Please, no more light shows. I have probably chosen the wrong year to give up cigarettes but may the Lord be praised for e-fags. Nevertheless, Come, Lord Jesus!

19:00

Gnosticism Is All Around Us [Catholic Answers]

I once gave a lecture in a Northwestern diocese—up in the morning, back to San Diego in the afternoon, the entire trip taking only ten hours—and came away with a renewed sense that things were...

17:53

Soldiers Say Goodbye to the Hug Lady [Creative Minority Report]

What a beautiful life.

This woman hugged every soldier deploying from and returning to Fort Hood for years. This week, they came to say goodbye to her:

KDH News:

About 600 active-duty soldiers, veterans, family and friends stopped by Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home on Saturday to pay their respects to Elizabeth Laird, the Fort Hood Hug Lady.

Known to every soldier deploying from or returning to Fort Hood during the War on Terror, Laird left a lasting touch on everyone she hugged.

The viewing for Laird, who died Christmas Eve, was Saturday afternoon. At least 500 people signed the guest book at the funeral home, many of them signing for spouses not counted separately, said Crawford-Bowers Funeral Director Charlene Steptore.

Many visitors had their lives changed for the better by the woman whose mission was to ensure her soldiers going to war knew someone back home loved and cared for them.

“I first met her in 2008 when we were deploying with 41st Fires Brigade. She met us all at the airport when we were fixing to leave,” said retired Staff Sgt. Todd McMahan. “There was this little old lady standing there and giving everybody hugs. I think it was about 5 in the morning, and we were really surprised to see her.”

McMahan said he not only got his first hug, but a little kiss on the cheek — which he promised Laird he would return to her after he got home. After an 18-month deployment, he made good on that promise.

“I walked over to her and said, ‘I don’t know if you remember me or not, but about a year and a half ago you gave me a kiss and I told you I would keep that kiss safe and bring it back to you.’ So I gave her a kiss on the cheek and she just giggled and laughed and was just ecstatic,” he said. “She reminded me of my grandma. She was kind of everyone’s grandma.”
The wife of Texas' governor came to her funeral and presented the family with the state flag.


*subhead*Hug.*subhead*

16:07

Catholic View of the End Times and Tribulation Plus Top 10 Episodes of Taylor Marshall Cast Show [Taylor Marshall]

The post popular and most downloaded episode of our weekly podcast for 2015 was: Catholic View of the End Times and Tribulation.

If you are new to the podcast, a podcast is a weekly recording that I send out on a certain topic. Click on one below and listen to it on your computer, tablet, or in your car.

Here are are our Top 10 TMShow Episodes (most downloaded) from 2015:

  1. Catholic View of the End Times and Tribulation
  2. Revelation Ch. 1 Apparition of Fiery Christ (Catholic Apocalypse Part 1)
  3. What is 666 and the Mark of the Beast?
  4. Revelation Chs. 2-3 Seven Churches and Seven Ages of Salvation (Catholic Apocalypse Part 2)
  5. Was Muhammad Evil?
  6. On the Indissolubility of Marriage and the Synod on the Family
  7. Revelation Chs. 4-5 The Lamb and Liturgy of God (Catholic Apocalypse Part 3)
  8. 3 Steps to Overcoming Anxiety and Stress
  9. St Paul on Faith and Works Catholic vs Protestant Debate
  10. Revelation Ch. 12 – Our Lady of the Apocalypse (Catholic Apocalypse Part 7)

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15:40

The Latest Episode of the Gospel According to Francis: Christ “Begs Forgiveness” for His “Escapade” [The Remnant Newspaper - The Remnant Newspaper - Remnant Articles]

For nearly three years, during his daily sermons at Casa Santa Marta, Francis has been providing the congregation, and the world, with his idiosyncratic readings of events in the Gospel. These are...

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14:55

Books of 2015 [Eastern Christian Books]

"Books I read in 2015" or "Best Books of the Year" seem to be more popular posts now than ever. I contributed to one at Catholic World Report, and you may read that here. Given their criteria, I was able to discuss more books than I have featured on this blog, and from a wider period of time than I usually feature on here.

11:00

7 Illustrations of How People in the Old Testament Viewed the Universe [St. Peter's List]

Listers, the concept of ancient Hebrew cosmology is fascinating. In general, the world was a flat disc covered by a firm dome. Beneath the disc was Sheol – the place of the dead – and the deep waters. Above the dome, there was more water and finally the high heavens where God dwells. “The notion that the sky was a vast solid dome seems to have been common among the ancient peoples… According to the notion prevalent among the Greeks and Romans, the sky was a great vault of crystal to which the fixed stars were attached, though by some it was held to be of iron or brass. That the Hebrews entertained similar ideas appears from numerous biblical passages.” For example, Job 37:18 reads, “And was it with help of thine God fashioned the heavens, firm as cast bronze?.”1 The firmament acted as the separation between the higher waters of the heavens and the lower waters of the deep.2 The dome of the earth sat upon pillars and upon the foundations of the world.3 In the dome there are windows or doors from which the rain falls – the most famous example being Noah’s flood in Genesis.4 Finally, deep within the earth was Sheol. Sheol “is generally supposed to come from the Hebrew root meaning, ‘to be sunk in, to be hollow:’ accordingly it denotes a cave or a place under the earth. In the Old Testament (Septuagint hades; Vulgate infernus) sheol is used quite in general to designate the kingdom of the dead, of the good (Genesis 37:35) as well as of the bad (Numbers 16:30); it means hell in the strict sense of the term, as well as the limbo of the Fathers. But, as the limbo of the Fathers ended at the time of Christ’s Ascension, hades (Vulgate infernus) in the New Testament always designates the hell of the damned. Since Christ’s Ascension the just no longer go down to the lower world, but they dwell in heaven (2 Corinthians 5:1).”5 As with most concepts, there are debates on how literal to take certain passages.

 

Ancient Hebrew Cosmology

 

 

Hebrew Cosmology 1

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Ancient Hebrew Cosmology

Hebrew Cosmology 4

Hebrew Cosmology 5

Hebrew Cosmology 6

Hebrew Cosmology 7

  1. Quote from Catholic Encyclopedia, Firmament.
  2. See Job 26:11; 37:18; the dome is blue due to separation of the waters, Gen. 1:7; the earth is surrounded by water, Gen. 1:6,7; cf. Psalms 24:2; 148:4, Deut. 5:8.
  3. Job 26:11; II Sam. 22:8.
  4. Gen. 7:11-12; 8:2; for verses on the lumenaries of heaven, see Gen. 1:14-19; Ps. 19:4,6; for verses on the dome and birds, see Gen. 1:20; Deut. 4:17.
  5. Catholic Encyclopedia, Hell.

10:43

Tory MP: what does it matter what someone's sex is? [Oz Conservative]

I've often written that liberals want to make our biological sex not matter. Just to help prove my point here is the latest offering from a UK MP, Maria Miller. She wants a person's sex to be removed from documents such as passports and driver's licences. She said in support of this:

As a society and a government we should be looking at ways of trying to strip back talking about gender...what does it matter what someone's sex is?
She is not a radical communist but a member of the Conservative Party - as such she is an establishment liberal following the state ideology.

I want to stress this point because there are plenty of Daily Mail readers who criticise her in the reader comments, but it is mostly along the lines that she is stupid or that it is political correctness gone mad.

She is not stupid. She is someone who is clever enough to understand the logic of the ruling ideology, she just isn't clever enough to consider the destructive aspects of it. In a sense, she is a woman trapped within the intellectual and moral assumptions of her own times.

Nothing will change until the state ideology is clearly identified, effectively criticised and finally jettisoned.

08:36

Tehranical: Chaldean church confiscated. [Catholic Sacristan]

Syndicated News
Iran Regime Plans to Forcibly Turn Tehran Assyrian Church Grounds Into Mosque
http://www.ncr-iran.org Posted 2016-01-03 06:31 GMT
Authorities in Tehran are planning to transform illegally-confiscated church grounds into an 'Islamic prayer center.'
The land belonging to the Iranian Assyrian community's Chaldean Catholic Church in Tehran's Patrice Lumumba Street (in Western Tehran) was illegally confiscated two years ago under the pretext of constructing an Islamic prayer hall and the authorities have refused to hand it back, a member of the regime's Majlis (Parliament) was quoted as saying by the state-run newspaper Sharq on Wednesday, December 30.
Repeated complaints about the illegal confiscation of the church grounds have fallen on deaf ears despite repeated pleas by the representatives of the Christian minority, said Jonathan Bet-Kelia, a member of the regime's Majlis.

[...]
Under the banner of Shiite Islam, the ruling clerics have systematically suppressed people of different faiths and even denied the minority Sunni Muslim population their basic rights.

On July 29 (2015), the regime destroyed a Sunni prayer hall in the capital Tehran.

08:00

The Magi Continue Their Journey [The Jesuit Post]

This is a continuing series. To see the first installment, click here

Our Magi stopped off to beg intercession from Our Lady of Guadalupe on the feast of Holy Mary, Mother of God. And as their journey drags into its second week along the southern border of the USA, they stop by our Kino Border Initiative soup kitchen for a little first aid. Where do you see your three kings drawing strength to sustain them on their journey to see Our Savior?  

Take some pics and post to Instagram with the hashtag #magimigratetokino and e-mail them with (or without) a brief reflection to magimigrate@gmail.com. We’ll share our favorites on The Jesuit Post.

08:00

Drab, But Not Dreary [iBenedictines]

The monastery is surrounded by a sea of Herefordshire mud: reddish brown, glistening and like treacle underfoot. The skies are leaden, and it seems the rain will never stop. The most urgent task of the day is to plug four (…)

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05:30

Theories of Atonement [Eastern Christian Books]

Few things are more tiresome than listening to fourth-rate Orthodox apologetics with their endlessly recycled caricatures of Anselm as some kind of comic-opera thug introducing his horrid theory of "atonement," which theory has then ostensibly tainted the whole of Western Christianity. It's been more than 20 years since I read Anslem, but I found nothing of this caricature in his works. Nor, for that matter, is he cited even once in the 1992 universal Catechism of the Catholic Church. But why let facts stand in the way of a good whodunnit?

Still, one should, I hope, be at least a little less blithe in slandering the great archbishop of Canterbury and making sweeping generalizations about Western theological development after reading a book set for release early this new year: Junius Johnson, Patristic and Medieval Atonement Theory: A Guide to Research (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016), 222pp.

About this book the publisher tells us:
The notion of atonement, a process by which humans are made right before God, is central to the logic of Christian theology. In spite of this, major thinkers in the Christian traditions have held vastly different understandings of both the way atonement works and what it means. These differing accounts have become intellectual traditions which continue to influence both academic theology and spiritual practice today. In spite of the strong dependence of much contemporary thought on early ideas, linguistic and cultural barriers often preclude serious study of the original materials.Patristic and Medieval Atonement Theory takes a close look at the doctrines that depend on and influence views of atonement in order to make clear what place atonement occupies within the larger system of Christian theology. Junius Johnson also considers key concepts and tensions within the doctrine of atonement itself, which may be emphasized or glossed over to create the shape of particular doctrines. Johnson's guide briefly discusses major figures in the development of Christian doctrines of atonement to the end of the Middle Ages. Johnson then turns to the major primary and secondary sources and provides an orientation to the rich literature existing on this topic.

The attention given to the anatomy of the concepts involved, the introduction to the ideas of major thinkers, and the survey of available literature makes this an essential guide for students and scholars of Christian theology of any period, as well as those who research the Middle Ages but are not specialists in theology.

05:07

Cardinal Franzelin on the Virgin Birth [Athanasius Contra Mundum]

There is no end of people today who argue that in the text in Isaiah: “Behold, a Virgin will conceive and bear a son,” the term “Virgin” merely means a young woman. This is not a new or clever argument, but is answered in the Church’s tradition. The best analysis I have seen, however, is […]

03:10

2015 Fishwrap of the Year [One Mad Mom]

Good Christians, fear, for sinners here…except at NcR, apparently.  Sin and sinners fell off their radar a long time ago.

Well, vacation is over. We’re still enjoying the last of Christmas, but it’s back to work. I’m always hoping for a good old-fashioned Christmas miracle, but on the Feast of the Holy Innocents, I sadly saw that National catholic Reporter is still operating in its “anything but Catholic” way. This little piece caught my eye a few days back, but it’s as nauseating as ever:

 

http://www.donotlink.com/hquk

Editorial: Our persons of the year for 2015

As we live through them, it is often difficult to recognize truly important, history-changing events, events that will touch future generations intimately and profoundly. Very likely, though, the U.S. Supreme Court decision of June 26, 2015, in the Obergefell v. Hodges case, which found same-sex marriage a constitutional right, is one of those events.

“The nature of marriage is that, through its enduring bond, two persons together can find other freedoms, such as expression, intimacy, and spirituality. This is true for all persons, whatever their sexual orientation,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the 5-4 majority.

Catholic moral theologian Lisa Fullam was struck by “how strongly” the four principles and traditions the court cited as the foundation for its decision “echo Catholic doctrine on marriage.”

As the church formulates a response to this new reality, she suggested, “a good first step for Church leaders would be to applaud the Court’s decision in light of its overlap with Catholic values … and take note of the powerful spirit of love and commitment vivifying lesbian and gay marriages as well as straight marriages.”

Bahahahaha! It’s not surprising they found some “moral theologian” who agreed with their position under a Jesuit rock at Santa Clara. She, of course, is not unknown in these parts. The bats have not been totally cleared from the belfry around here. Not only is she a little sketchy on the “Catholic doctrine on marriage,” she’s also a little sketchy on history. It’s hardly a “new reality”. It’s older than Sodom and Gomorrah. The only difference now is that some “inside” the Church are now suggesting we embrace a court decision as some sort of mission for Catholics, because there might be an “and”, “but”, or an “or” that it has in common with a Church document.  Yeah, the court ruling and Church doctrine are twinsies.

I do give Ms. Fullam kudos for using “vivifying”, though. Fun word. Must be that Jesuit edjamacation. That said, sin doesn’t animate or bring alive anything. It does just the opposite. We don’t live in a Tim Burton world where the evil and the distorted are life-giving. We really need to start reading the classics again, people. Playing God and creating Frankenstein’s monster is contrary to life and beauty, and it never ends well. We need to stop trying to put a shiny new coat of paint on an old sin and calling it “new and wonderful,” and now, “just.” And, who in the heck is Ms. Fullam to tell the Church who She should applaud, anyway? I’m sure she’d have the Church applaud Nancy Pelosi for all her fine, Catholic missionary work!

The divided court, though, reflects divides in the nation. The day of the decision, NCR reported that the political and religious response ran the gamut from despair and anger to jubilation.

“Today, love prevailed and our nation became a more perfect union,” wrote Sarah Kate Ellis, president of the gay and lesbian anti-defamation group GLAAD. “#LoveWins,” President Barack Obama tweeted.

Well, silly me! If Barack Obama tweeted… Sigh! Clearly, the National catholic Reporter haven’t grasped that popularity is irrelevant to Truth. It hardly represents the mind of the Church, nor does it vivify God. That’s really what the NcR ilk hope to achieve, though, in their own distorted way. They hope to animate God and the Church like their very own personal puppet. I hate to tell you, but salvation doesn’t work that way.

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., called the decision “a tragic error.” Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo, N.Y., declared himself “bitterly disappointed.”

The court’s decision did not surprise Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, he said. “The surprise will come,” Chaput continued, “as ordinary people begin to experience, firsthand and painfully, the impact of today’s action on everything they thought they knew about marriage, family life, our laws and our social institutions.

These are the gentlemen who hold to the mind of the Church. They speak the timeless Truth on marriage, unafraid of the consequences of doing so. Instead, they worry about the consequences of NOT speaking out. They’re the ones who really, truly care about all of the souls in their care and seeing each and every one of them gain heaven.

Marianne Duddy-Burke, executive director of DignityUSA, on the other hand, celebrated “the increase in justice that this ruling ushers in” and noted that Catholics were at the forefront of the marriage equality movement. “Our commitment to the values of love, inclusion, family, and justice have inspired millions of Catholics — both straight and LGBT. … It is wonderful to see the true values of our faith and our country affirmed today.”

Whoa, whoa, whoa!  Wrong on both counts Marianne.  Our Faith did not affirm “gay marriage,” nor did our country.  Five Supreme Court justices blew that one.  And justice? Let’s talk a bit about this. It’s clear that people like Duddy-Burke and the crew at NcR can’t really tell the difference from what the Church says about things and what their own crazy little world says. Let’s take a gander at what the Church actually says about justice:

http://www.newadvent.com/cathen/08571c.htm:

Justice is here taken in its ordinary and proper sense to signify the most important of the cardinal virtues. It is a moral quality or habit which perfects the will and inclines it to render to each and to all what belongs to them. Of the other cardinal virtues, prudence perfects the intellect and inclines the prudent man to act in all things according to right reason. Fortitude controls the irascible passions; and temperance moderates the appetites according as reason dictates. While fortitude and temperance are self-regarding virtues, justice has reference to others. Together with charity it regulates man’s intercourse with his fellow men. But charity leads us to help our neighbour in his need out of our own stores, while justice teaches us to give to another what belongs to him.

What belongs to us and why, you may ask?

Because man is a person, a free and intelligent being, created in the image of God, he has a dignity and a worth vastly superior to the material and animal world by which he is surrounded. Man can know, love, and worship his Creator; he was made for that end, which he can only attain perfectly in the future, immortal, and never-ending life to which he is destined. God gave him his faculties and his liberty in order that he might freely work for the accomplishment of his destiny. He is in duty bound to strive to fulfil the designs of his Creator, he must exercise his faculties and conduct his life according to the intentions of his Lord and Master. Because he is under these obligations he is consequently invested with rights, God-given and primordial, antecedent to the State and independent of it. Such are man’s natural rights, granted to him by nature herself, sacred, as is their origin, and inviolable. Beside these he may have other rights given him by Church or State, or acquired by his own industry and exertion. All these rights, whatever be their source, are the object of the virtue of justice. Justice requires that all persons should be left in the free enjoyment of all their rights.

The end of justice is not to simply have our desires met. Justice is supposed to help us reach our destiny of everlasting life. Everlasting life is something most often forgotten by Fullam and buddies.

<snipping most of the rest of this typical NcR article>

The question remains whether these days will be painful as Chaput suggests or, as Arthur Fitzmaurice, resource director for the Catholic Association for Lesbian and Gay Ministry, told NCR June 26, “a chance for us to step away from the charged political debate to a pastoral dialogue on what it means to be LGBT and Catholic.”

I’m reasonably sure the pastoral dialogue began a long time ago, Mr. Fitzmaurice. It might be a bit helpful if you took your fingers out of your ears and stopped stomping your feet long enough to hear your pastors. Heck, how about your fellow Catholics do the same? Here is someone else you’ve failed to minister to: http://www.cuf.org/2011/01/i-am-not-gay-i-am-david/   All should read, read, READ this one!  Please, show me something David Prosen says that doesn’t resemble justice in the eyes of the Church, then compare him with the “persons of the year.” How does their cause resemble justice?

<snipping a ton more>

NCR is already on record advocating for church personnel policies that ensure that employees can enter into legal, civil marriages without fear of losing their jobs.

NcR is kind of on record telling the Church to get over Herself and just let people jump on the expressway straight to spiritual death, but whatever.

Today, we address a more fundamental issue: How will we as a church live with our gay, lesbian and transgender brothers and sisters? We are past the time of “love the sinner” platitudes.

Sin, it’s so passe’.

<snipping the Cupich suck up and shaming of anyone who does not believe “gay marriage” to be a civil right and who refuse to jump on that bandwagon>

Bourke and DeLeon are emblematic of this major challenge facing the church today, because they force us to ask not how will we live out a hypothetical situation, but how will we live with Greg and Michael. They give flesh to an abstraction.

And here’s the usual “faithful Catholics don’t know a single soul who lives with a homosexual inclination” tripe. Yawn. I have to wonder where they think we live? Do they think we live in our houses with our curtains drawn and crocodiles in the moat surrounding it?

How will we live with Greg and Michael?  The same way we live with our friends, family, co-workers, etc.  We LOVE them.  We love them so much that their everlasting life is our priority.

The answers the church is giving now are confused, uneven and often cruel. Greg and Michael — and countless gay, lesbian and transgender Catholics — deserve better.

Oh, my! It’s rare, but I totally and utterly agree with this comment. Of course, for confusion and cruelty to cease, NcR’s superstar seamless garment crew would need to shut the heck up, and we all know that’s not likely to happen anytime soon. So, instead of wishing on those stars, I will wish that the Kurtzes, Cordileones, Paprockis, Chaputs, etc., start speaking even more loudly and lovingly, develop many different programs to reach those individuals and families who are suffering, and continue to love them!

For their historic roles as plaintiffs in Obergefell v. Hodges and for their faithful public witness as gay Catholics, we name Greg Bourke and Michael DeLeon NCR’s persons of the year for 2015.

And this, my friends, is why the National catholic Reporter will probably continue to earn the Fishwrap of the Year award in perpetuity.


01:00

Matins readings for the feast of the Epiphany (Jan 6) [Lectio Divina Notes]

The Matins readings for the feast of the Epiphany in the Benedictine Office are set out below.

Nocturn I: Isaiah 55:1-4; 60:1-3; 4-6; 61:10-11, 62:1

Reading 1: All you that thirst, come to the waters: and you that have no money make haste, buy, and eat: come ye, buy wine and milk without money, and without any price. Why do you spend money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which doth not satisfy you? Hearken diligently to me, and eat that which is good, and your soul shall be delighted in fatness. Incline your ear and come to me: hear and your soul shall live, and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, the faithful mercies of David. Behold I have given him for a witness to the people, for a leader and a master to the Gentiles.

R. This day, when the Lord was baptized in Jordan, the heavens were opened, and the Spirit descended like a dove, and abode upon Him, and, lo, the voice of the Father was heard, like unto thunder, saying:* This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased.
V. The Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven
R. This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased.

Reading 2: Arise, be enlightened, O Jerusalem: for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.  For behold darkness shall cover the earth, and a mist the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall walk in thy light, and kings in the brightness of thy rising.

R. The Holy Ghost appeared in a bodily shape like a dove, and the voice of the Father was heard:
* This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased.
V. The heavens were opened unto him, and, lo, the voice of the Father was heard, like unto thunder, saying:
R. This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased.

Reading 3:  Lift up thy eyes round about, and see: all these are gathered together, they are come to thee: thy sons shall come from afar, and thy daughters shall rise up at thy side. Then shalt thou see, and abound, and thy heart shall wonder and be enlarged, when the multitude of the sea shall be converted to thee, the strength of the Gentiles shall come to thee. The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Madian and Epha: all they from Saba shall come, bringing gold and frankincense: and shewing forth praise to the Lord.

R. The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents. * The kings of Arabia and Saba shall offer gifts unto the Lord God.
V. All they from Saba shall come, they shall bring gold and incense.
R. The kings of Arabia and Saba shall offer gifts unto the Lord God.

Reading 4: I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, and my soul shall be joyful in my God: for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation: and with the robe of justice he hath covered me, as a bridegroom decked with a crown, and as a bride adorned with her jewels. For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth her seed to shoot forth: so shall the Lord God make justice to spring forth, and praise before all the nations. For Sion's sake I will not hold my peace, and for the sake of Jerusalem, I will not rest till her just one come forth as brightness, and her saviour be lighted as a lamp.

Nocturn II (Sermon 32 of St Leo)

Reading 5: Dearly beloved brethren, rejoice in the Lord; again I say, rejoice. But a few days are past since the solemnity of Christ's Birth, and now the glorious light of His Manifestation is breaking upon us. On that day the Virgin brought Him forth, and on this the world knew Him. The Word made Flesh was pleased to reveal Himself by degrees to those for whom He had come. When Jesus was born He was manifested indeed to the believing, but hidden from His enemies.

R. Shine, shine, O Jerusalem, for thy light is come;* And the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
V. And the Gentiles shall walk in thy light, and kings in the brightness of thy rising.

R. And the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

Reading 6: Already indeed the heavens declared the glory of God, and their sound went out into all lands, when the Herald Angels appeared to tell to the shepherds the glad tidings of a Saviour's Birth; and now the guiding star leadeth the wise men to worship Him, that from the rising of the sun to the going down thereof, the Birth of the true King may be known abroad; that through those wise men the kingdoms of the east might learn the great truth, and the Roman empire remain no more in darkness.

R. All they from Saba shall come, they shall bring gold and incense, and they shall show forth the praises of the Lord.* Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
V. The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents, the kings of Arabia and Saba shall offer gifts.
R. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

Reading 7: The very cruelty of Herod, when he strove to crush at His birth this King Whom he alone feared, was made a blind means to carry out this dispensation of mercy. While the tyrant with horrid guilt sought to slay the little Child he did not know, amid an indiscriminate slaughter of innocents, his infamous act served to spread wider abroad the heaven-told news of the Birth of the Lord. Thus were these glad tidings loudly proclaimed, both by the novelty of their story, and the iniquity of their enemies. Then was the Saviour borne into Egypt, that nation, of a long time hardened in idolatry, might by the mysterious virtue which went out of Him, even when His presence was unknown, be prepared for the saving light so soon to dawn on them, and might receive the Truth as a wanderer even before they had banished falsehood.

R. There came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, asking and saying: Where is He That is born King of the Jews? for we have seen His star in the east;* And are come to worship the Lord.
V. We have seen His star in the east.
R. And are come to worship the Lord.

Reading 8: Dearly beloved brethren, we recognize in the wise men who came to worship Christ, the first-fruits of that dispensation to the Gentiles wherein we also are called and enlightened. Let us then keep this Feast with grateful hearts, in thanksgiving for our blessed hope, whereof it doth commemorate the dawn. From that worship paid to the new-born Christ is to be dated the entry of us Gentiles upon our heirship of God and co-heirship with Christ. Since that joyful day the Scriptures which testify of Christ have lain open for us as well as for the Jews. Yea, their blindness rejected that Truth, Which, since that day, hath shed Its bright beams upon all nations. Let all observance, then, be paid to this most sacred day, whereon the Author of our salvation was made manifest, and as the wise men fell down and worshipped Him in the manger, so let us fall down and worship Him enthroned Almighty in heaven. As they also opened their treasures and presented unto Him mystic and symbolic gifts, so let us strive to open our hearts to Him, and offer Him from thence some worthy offering.

Nocturn III: Homily of St Gregory (10 on the Gospels)

Reading 9: Matt 2:1-12: When Jesus therefore was born in Bethlehem of Juda, in the days of king Herod, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying: Where is he that is born king of the Jews? And so on.

Dearly beloved brethren, hear ye from the Gospel lesson how, when the King of heaven was born, the king of earth was troubled? The heights of heaven are opened and the depths of earth are stirred. Let us now consider the question, why, when the Redeemer was born, an angel brought the news to the shepherds of Judea, but a star led the wise men of the East to worship Him.

R. The star which the wise men had seen in the East, went before them, till they came where the young Child was.* And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
V. And when they were come into the house, they found the young Child with Mary His Mother, and fell down and worshipped Him.
R. And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

Reading 10: It seemeth as if the Jews as reasonable creatures received a revelation from a reasonable being, that is, an angel, but the Gentiles without, being as brutes, are roused not by a voice, but by a sign, that is, a star. Hence Paul hath it: a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe. So the prophesying, that is, of the angel was given to them that believed, and the sign to them that believed not.

R. When the wise men saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.* And when they were come into the house, they found the young Child with Mary His Mother, and fell down and worshipped Him; * and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
V. The star which the wise men had seen in the East, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was.
R. And when they were come into the house, they found the young Child with Mary His Mother, and fell down and worshipped Him.

Reading 11: Thus also we remark that afterwards the Redeemer was preached among the Gentiles not by Himself, but by His Apostles, even as, when a little Child, He is shown to them, not by the voice of angels, but merely by the vision of a star. When He Himself had begun to speak He was made known to us by speakers, but when He lay silent in the manger, by that silent testimony in heaven. But whether we consider the signs which accompanied His birth or His death, this thing is wonderful, namely, the hardness of heart of the Jews, who would not believe in Him either for prophesying or for miracles.

Reading 12: All things which He had made, bore witness that their Maker was come. Let me reckon them after the manner of men. The heavens knew that He was God, and sent a star to shine over where He lay. The sea knew it, and bore Him up when He walked upon it. The earth knew it, and quaked when He died. The sun knew it, and was darkened. The rocks and walls knew it, and rent at the hour of His death. Hell knew it, and gave up the dead that were in it. And yet up to this very hour the hearts of the unbelieving Jews will not acknowledge that He to Whom all nature testified is their God, and, being more hardened than the rocks, refuse to be rent by repentance.

Gospel: St Matthew 2: 1-12

When Jesus therefore was born in Bethlehem of Juda, in the days of king Herod, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem. [2] Saying, Where is he that is born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to adore him. [3] And king Herod hearing this, was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. [4] And assembling together all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, he inquired of them where Christ should be born. [5] But they said to him: In Bethlehem of Juda. For so it is written by the prophet:[6] And thou Bethlehem the land of Juda art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come forth the captain that shall rule my people Israel. [7] Then Herod, privately calling the wise men, learned diligently of them the time of the star which appeared to them; [8] And sending them into Bethlehem, said: Go and diligently inquire after the child, and when you have found him, bring me word again, that I also may come to adore him. [9] Who having heard the king, went their way; and behold the star which they had seen in the east, went before them, until it came and stood over where the child was. [10] And seeing the star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.[11] And entering into the house, they found the child with Mary his mother, and falling down they adored him; and opening their treasures, they offered him gifts; gold, frankincense, and myrrh. [12] And having received an answer in sleep that they should not return to Herod, they went back another way into their country.

Barmherzigkeit [et nunc]

Normal 0 21 false false false DE X-NONE X-NONE Barmherzigkeit (lat. misericordia) ist Anteilnahme an der Not des Mitmenschen.

In ihr betätigt sich die Nächstenliebe (vgl. Lk 10,37).

Die sittliche Pflicht der Barmherzigkeit besteht schon von Natur aus.
Während das Heidentum alter und neuer Prägung vielfach darauf vergessen hat, fordert die christliche Sittlichkeit eindeutig Barmherzigkeit.
„Selig sind die Barmherzigen, denn sie werden Barmherzigkeit erlangen“ (Mt 5,7).
„Geht und lernet verstehen, was das heißt: Erbarmen will ich und nicht Opfer“ (Mt 9,13; vgl. 12,7; 18,33; 23,23; Röm 12,8; Kol 3,12; Jak 7,17).
„Denn das Gericht ist ohne Erbarmen für den, der kein Erbarmen geübt hat. Erbarmen jedoch triumphiert über das Gericht“ (Jak 2,13).
Schon das AT kündete als Weisung des Herrn: „Handelt ein jeder gütig und barmherzig an seinem Nächsten“ (Sach 7,9).
Christliche Barmherzigkeit findet ihr erhabenstes Vorbild in Christus und in Gott Vater.
„Mich erbarmt des Volkes“ (Mk 8,2). „Kommt zu mir alle, die ihr mühselig und beladen seid: ich will euch erquicken“ (Mt 11,28). „Seid barmherzig, wie euer Vater barmherzig ist“ (Lk 6,36).
Besonders das NT läßt uns ja Gott als den Barmherzigen erkennen (Lk 1,78; Röm 9,16.23; 11,30-32; 12,1; 15,9; 2 Kor 1,3 u.a.).

Wie die Nächstenliebe im allgemeinen darf sich deren Teilverwirklichung, die Barmherzigkeit, nicht auf ein inneres Anteilnehmen beschränken, sondern muß sich in der Tat bewähren. Die Pflicht, Barmherzigkeit durch die Tat zu üben, wird selbstverständlich nur dann drängend, wenn dem Menschen wirkliche Not begegnet und wenn er die Möglichkeit hat zu helfen. Je schwerer die Not und je größer die Hilfsmöglichkeit, umso drängender die Pflicht, hilfreich einzugreifen. Je nach der Art der Not, in der sich der Mitmensch befindet, werden leibliche und geistige Werke der Barmherzigkeit unterschieden.

Zu den leiblichen Werken der Barmherzigkeit zählen (vgl. Mt 25,35 f.42 f): Hungrige speisen, Durstige tränken, Fremde beherbergen, für die Kleidung Dürftiger sorgen, die Kranken besuchen, sich um die Not Gefangener annehmen.
Jesus unterstreicht ihre Wichtigkeit: Seligkeit und Verdammung hängen davon ab, ob der Mensch in solchem Tun zum Liebenden geworden ist (Mt 25,34 f.41 f; vgl. 2. Vat. Konz., Apostolicam actuositatem 8).
Beispiele geistiger Werke der Barmherzigkeit sind: Unwissende belehren, den Zweifelnden recht raten, Betrübte trösten, Sünder zurechtweisen.
Wenn das Liebesgebot verpflichtet, das leibliche Wohl des Nächsten zu fördern, dann um so mehr das geistige Wohl, das noch größere Bedeutung hat. Diese Betätigung der Nächstenliebe ist hervorragende Aufgabe christlichen Apostolats. 


(aus: Karl Hörmann, Lexikon der christlichen Moral, LChM 1969, Sp. 55-58)






00:56

Canine theology [Edward Feser]

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In Western culture, the dog is often described as “man’s best friend,” and in Western art, the dog is often used as a symbol for faithfulness.  Suppose, then, that we compare the Catholic faith to a healthy dog.  The analogy might be useful for understanding how other religions appear from the point of view of traditional Catholic theology.  Perhaps non-Catholics will not be amused by the comparisons to follow.  But dog lovers may appreciate them.

If Catholicism is like a healthy dog, then Eastern Orthodoxy -- which has valid priestly orders and thus the Eucharist, but which lacks the papacy and rejects the filioque -- might be compared to a dog whose tail has been lopped off.  Protestantism, which lacks not only the papacy, but any valid priestly orders and thus the Eucharist, and departs from Catholicism in many others ways too, is like a dog which has had both its tail and one leg lopped off.   Judaism, which lacks the New Testament, Trinitarianism, belief in the Incarnation, and the rest of distinctively Christian doctrine, but does have a genuinely revealed source of theological knowledge in the Old Testament, is like a dog missing yet another leg.  Religions which at least understand God to be the uncaused cause of the world but which lack any genuine special revelation -- Islam, purely philosophical brands of theism, and arguably the more theistic versions of Hinduism -- are like a dog missing its tail and having only one leg.  (Though insofar as Islam has derived some of its claims about God from Christianity and Judaism, perhaps we can speak in its case of one and a half legs.)

Pantheistic versions of Hinduism, other versions of pantheism, and perhaps Taoism and Confucianism, are on this analogy like a tailless, legless dog.  Agnosticism, perhaps, is like the same dog but with cancer.  Atheism is like the same dog but dead.  Eliminative materialism -- which not only denies any sort of theism or pantheism, but also that there is any such thing as mind, will, or moral value even in the case of human beings, and thus denies that even the image of God exists anywhere in reality -- is like the corpse of that dog after it has been shoved into a wood chipper, like Steve Buscemi in Fargo

Where does polytheism fit into this analogy?  That depends.  If it’s a brand of polytheism which affirms the existence of a divine uncaused cause of everything other than himself, but which also claims that there are various lower-case-“g” gods running around… that’s like a dog with fleas.  If it’s a brand of polytheism which denies that there is any such uncaused cause, or even any necessary being with which it identifies the world (as in pantheism)… that’s no dog at all, but just a bunch of fleas. 

Hmm, dogs with fleas, mutilated dogs, cancerous dogs, dead dogs, dogs in wood chippers -- I guess I’ve also offended the dog lovers after all.  Ah well…

Anyway, the point of the analogy, I should make clear, is to represent different levels of knowledge of the divine nature and other kinds of theological knowledge.  I don’t claim for it any relevance at all to the question of whether and how anyone attains salvation.  That’s another issue entirely.  (Perhaps I’d need to use a somewhat different analogy in order to address the question of salvation.  Make the dog a St. Bernard, complete with brandy barrel?)

One application of the analogy is this.  Some who commented on my recent post on the reference of the word “God” seem extremely reluctant to admit that non-Trinitarians can be said genuinely even to refer to the true God when they use that word.  They seem to think it’s an all-or-nothing affair -- either you are talking about the true God with complete knowledge of his nature and perfect accuracy, or you are not even talking about him at all.  That’s like saying that you’ve either got a perfectly healthy and complete dog, or you’ve got no dog at all. 

As I keep pointing out, the critics don’t take this view consistently.  (For example, for some reason, though they’ll allow that Jews and even some pagan philosophers successfully refer to the true God, they deny that Muslims do.)  And as I also keep pointing out, if they wereconsistent, then every single error that even a non-heretical Christian makes about the divine nature would undermine the possibility of successfully referring to God.  (Would they say that even the Eastern Orthodox fail to refer to the true God, on the grounds that they reject the filioque?)  As I also keep having to point out, the question has absolutely nothing to do with whether non-Christians can be saved, with whether other religions exhibit grave moral defects, and so on.  (Successfully referring to God does not entail getting oneself right with Him.)

A dog that is missing a leg or three is seriously defective, but it’s still a dog.  Similarly, a conception of God which is seriously defective does not, merely for that reason, fail even to be a conception of God at all.  Moreover, a dog which is missing all or almost all of its legs is in much worse shape than a dog which is only missing its tail or one leg.  Similarly, to say that an imperfect conception of God can still be a conception of God is by no means to say that every conception is as good as any other.  Some conceptions have, you might say, a leg up on the rest…

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