Sunday, 4 January 2015

One of the New Cardinals and "True Life in God"

 Archbishop Berhaneyesus D. Souraphiel, CM Metropolitan Archbishop of Addis Ababa is one of the new cardinals.
This is what he says about True Life in God:
“This book of messages is a great gift that God has given humanity. It contains the Divine Dialogue of the Holy Trinity, Our Lady and the Angels with Vassula Ryden (…) There is nothing in this book contrary to the Church’s authentic teaching on faith and morals. I recommend this book to everyone.”

Monday, 20 October 2014

Brilliant Interview with Cardinal Burke

In this interview with Raymond Arroyo Cardinal Burke explains why Cardinal Kasper's approach to the question of Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics is deeply flawed. he also defends the Catholic approach to annulment (and makes the point that there can be no true mercy without respect for truth);

Monday, 14 July 2014

The Vote for Women Bishops

Everyone knew this was coming. The suprise for me is the number of the Synod in favour. The numbers can be seen on Anglican Mainstream. Those Anglicans who still insist that they are trail-blazers and that Rome will eventually come round (presumably with the Orthodox following in another thousand years!) need to read this blog (Jimmy Akin). The teaching regarding the ordination of male priests (only) was declared infallible under Pope John Paul 11 in so far as it is to be seen as part of the Deposit of Faith. The chances of this changing are as good as Elvis Presley becoming the King of England.

So, sadly, the plan of unity with the Chruch of England has finally been scuppered. What remains for those of us committed to unity is a realignment of Orthodox Christians. The only logical way forward is reconciliation under the leadership of the Pope. The Ordinariate is prophetic and hopefully it will now become even more of a reality. As for the relationship of Rome and the Orthodox, there is still much work to do.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

"The Crypto-Lefebvrism of Rorate Caeli"

An interesting piece from the Friars of The Immaculate about "Rorate Caeli";

Monday, 9 June 2014

Pope Francis and the Date of Easter

Let us hope that, at last, we can see some REAL movement in the direction of unity between Orthodox and Catholic, not just gestures (however important they may be) but some real agreement on something substantial - the date of Easter, for example;