Tag Archives: Fathers of the Church

PRP – 4th Glorious Mystery: The Assumption

Back in 2006 I put together a “Patristic Rosary Project”, digging into the Mysteries we reflect on in recitation of the Rosary through the lens of some texts from the Fathers of the Church. I will have to return to … Continue reading

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Oldie posts on the Ascension of the Lord

I have in the past posted variously about the Ascension of the Lord.
For example:

PODCAzT 101: Preface for Ascension [2010]
The Ascension and Feet [2011]
PODCAzT 27: Leo on the Ascension; a Collect; feedback [2007 – back when I still had some energy!]
2nd … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT: THREE major Catholic media sources publish SAME response to Card. Kasper!

Something highly unusual and highly important happened today.
An opinion piece, the same opinion piece, was published simultaneously in three media outlets, the UK’s best Catholic weekly The Catholic Herald, the National Catholic Register, and ZENIT. Two print and one internet only.  One … Continue reading

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The Patristic Rosary Project Revisited – Annunciation

Some years ago, I posted a series of entries here wherein I looked at the mysteries of the Rosary through some quotations by Fathers of the Church.  Here is what I wrote about the Annunciation.
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Because October is dedicated in a … Continue reading

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How’s the preaching where you are?

I was informed that recently His Eminence Daniel Card. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston delivered the annual Carl J. Peter Lecture at the Pontifical North American College. His topic: “Preaching With The Fathers Of The Church”.
This, of course, is of great interest … Continue reading

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Did you know about the requirement for Patristics in seminary formation? No! Really!

I have in the past posted about this shameful problem.  I actually changed my field because of this document. I am glad that Joseph Shaw of the LMS picked this up:
In 1989 the Congregation for Catholic Education, under the American Cardinal William Baum, … Continue reading

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PATRISTIBLOG: Augustine’s Sermons on 1 John – PART 1

You may remember my intention to work through St. Augustine’s sermons, or tractates, on 1 John.
I think it is time to get at them.
I am motivated in part because in these sermons, Augustine tackles, among other things, “enemy love”.  Since … Continue reading

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On the priesthood by St. John Chrysostom

Today, looking for things about the Sanctus, I ran across this, which priests could incorporate into an examination of conscience:
From Book VI On the priesthood by St. John Chrysostom.  My emphases:
4. […] What manner of man ought [the priest] to … Continue reading

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25 July: St. James the Greater and St. John Chrysostom on the Gospel reading

Today is the feast of St. James the Apostle.  This is James, the son of Zebedee and brother of John.  He and John were nicknamed “Boanerges“, “Sons of Thunder”.  James is the only Apostle whose martyrdom is recorded in … Continue reading

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USCCB: Patristics in the formation of seminarians

The USCCB issued a program for formation for US seminaries. Inter alia the conference has codified that Patristics (study of the theology of the Fathers of the Church) is to be included. Here are the relevant paragraphs:
201. Patristic studies constitute … Continue reading

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