Tag Archives: Patristics

At long last! Inspectis dierum nostrorum!

At the blog of The Chairman of the LMS there is great news.
For a while I lamented that the Congregation for Catholic Education’s 1990 Instruction on the Study of the Fathers of the Church in the Formation of Priests was … Continue reading

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NSR: Making Church history up as they go!

Over at the National Schismatic Reporter, the journal of record for heretics and schismatics everywhere (aka Fishwrap), there is an article by one Richard Gaillardetz, the “Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology at Boston College”, ostensibly about women, ordination and … 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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The Patristic angle of the new Ordinariate

Today in Houston there was a presser with Card. DiNardo of Houston-Galveston and Msgr. Steenson the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Peter.
Both men has good Patristic credentials.
Card. DiNardo is an alumus of my school, the Patristic … 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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Alma Mater

My school, the Augustinianum, has a new web site!
http://www.patristicum.org

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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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