- Peter Kwasniewski at NLM: The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Liturgical Wisdom
- Nathaniel Peters at Public Discourse: The Rise of the Nones (This one is important.)
- Jonathan B. Coe at Crisis: God Wants a Repentant Church, Not a Relevant Church (shreds prominent libs)
- Loye Young at Catholic Stand (an oldie): Withholding Tithes from the Church is Heretical (The writer posted this link in the combox under the entry about withholding money HERE.
On that last issue, the writer brings in some relevant declarations of Councils, etc. I think there is more to be said on the question, but his piece is a good starting point.
Meanwhile, the malice continues from the catholic Left…
For traditionalists, nothing is subject to change; past ecclesial institutions and ways of Christian life are timeless and sacred; there is no ‘today’; nothing can be added to that which has already been said or done. For them, one can only repeat or reproduce the past.
— Massimo Faggioli (@MassimoFaggioli) August 19, 2019
This is, one the face of it, scandalous. As a matter of fact, it drew forth this response.
Trads elevate Tradition above Scripture & the Magisterium as the ultimate rule of faith. Didn’t Luther & Calvin do the same w/ Scripture in the 16th cent? Trads also protest & deny the authority of the Pope to lead the Church. Why do we call them Catholic? They are Protestants!
— Luke Johnson (@Luke6_37) August 19, 2019
Also, as seen on Twitter.
More from Twitter… what Fishwrap is celebrating! Anyone surprised? This is not reporting news. This is approval and envy.
At its Churchwide Assembly, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America kicked off a year of celebrations leading up to the 50th anniversary of Lutheran women’s ordination in the U.S. in 2020. https://t.co/MwmEliehgV
— NCR (@NCRonline) August 19, 2019
On a different note, do you subscribe to Brant Pitre’s explanations of the Novus Ordo Sunday readings? He is very good. I warmly suggest his work.
Today I heard his explanation of “Will Only A Few Be Saved?” for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time Year C.
This is as thorough a dismantling of the notion that no one is in Hell as I have ever heard, founded on Scripture and the living tradition of the Church (Patristics – Augustine). A certain Catholic commentator might review Pitre’s presentation. And it also makes a strong case for the urgency of evangelization, for inviting CONVERSION to Catholicism, to the only Church which Christ founded. HERE
May I add that it is emblematic of the confusion of our day to see, on the same page, the trashy provocations of Beans and the terrific, edifying explanation of Dr. Pitre?
I recommend to my fellow priests, especially, A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: The Old Testament by John Bergsma and Brant Pitre published by Ignatius Press.
Also, check out Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper