Tag Archives: antinomianism

Canonist Ed Peters: different ways people deal with Canon 915 (denial of Communion)

The distinguished, commonsensical canonist Ed Peters has a blistering bit today at his blog In the Light of the Law. Let’s see what he has to say, with my usual emphases and comments. I’ll cut in to the meat. You should … Continue reading

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Blue Vestments: wherein Fr. Z rants

The use of blue vestments during Advent is pretty much cliché now, so cliché that not even the aging hippies are clinging to it.  Here’s my annual rant about the use of blue vestments in the Roman Rite. At this … Continue reading

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Canonist Ed Peters’ stern words about the dangers of anti-law mentality

Distinguished canonist Ed Peters has something to say about canon law and the disasters that follow when a spirit of antinomianism ticks up.  HERE  My emphases and comments. Canon law has never been ‘the frame of reference’ for the Church When … Continue reading

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KY’s AG cites Francis undying quote as excuse for not upholding the law

It is hard to know which box to check: ? tragically ignorant ? mendaciously obtuse We have seen antinomianism rear its dangerous head in many scenarios now: those who are bound to uphold and enforce the law simply deciding sua … Continue reading

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“Antinomianism in high places” – Canonist Ed Peters on divorce, remarriage, Communion

From Prof. Ed Peters, canonist, and his blog In The Light Of The Law – which has not an open combox. Antinomianism in high places is still antinomianism We live in pervasively antinomian times, and basic unawareness of law is all around … Continue reading

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Sentimentality and feelin’ good V. reason and good order

From the blog of Prof Ed Peters, canonist. Some thoughts on the VPO statement regarding the Mandatum rite controversy by Dr. Edward Peters The background to this controversy is the antinomianism that prevails today. The Church is passing through a … Continue reading

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Have we entered an age of a new gnosticism?

There is an adage: Qui bene distinguit, bene docet, that is, someone who makes distinctions well, teaches well. Distinguished canonist Ed Peters makes good distinctions about the Holy Father’s disregard for the Church’s duly promulgated law when he chose to … Continue reading

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At American Thinker there is a thought provoking piece on antinomianism: Antinomianism: The Soft Heresy By Daniel Ciofani […] Here is the definition: an•ti•no•mi•an•ism (noun) 1. Theology; The doctrine or belief that the Gospel frees Christians from required obedience to … Continue reading

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Card. Burke’s contribution at the Synod of Bishops: “antinomianism …infected post-Council ecclesial life”

His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke, distinguished canonist and head of the Church’s “Supreme Court” gave his contribution to the Synod of Bishops.  The theme he touched on, all too briefly, alas, was topic also examined at a canon law conference … Continue reading

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