Monday, March 21, 2011

Notes: Wednesday, March 16-Monday, March 21, 2011 (part 1 of 2)

1. A couple of recent articles regarding the Russian Orthodox Church

1.1 Reasons not to be too optimistic about the prospects for Rome-Moscow relations

Labels: ecumenism, R.O.C.

1.2 "Russian Orthodox Church hierarch calls for strategic alliance with Catholics, Protestants"

Labels: ecumenism, R.O.C.

2. An AQ thread on, among other things, the requirements imposed on F.S.S.P. priests regarding Vatican II and the Novus Ordo Missæ

Labels: F.S.S.P.

3. Mr. Assange on the Internet as "the greatest spying machine the world has ever seen"

Labels: Internet

4. A couple of interesting items from this month's edition (the first for the new year) of the Sydney Archdiocese's Life, Marriage and Family Centre's monthly e-mail

4.1 Dr. van Gend on same-sex 'marriage', same-sex parenting, and Lord Russell's views on marriage

Labels: Bertrand Russell, G.L.B.T., marriage, morality, parenthood

4.2 The survival of the pro-life movement as a reason for hope in the face of the argument that opponents of 'gay marriage' are 'on the wrong side of history'

Labels: abortion, G.L.B.T., marriage

5. Mr. Muehlenberg on the re-definition of marriage

Labels: Katrina Fox, marriage, morality

6. "Philosopher argues against abortion through reason alone"

Labels: abortion, Christopher Kaczor, morality

7. "New documents reveal inner workings of papal birth control commission"

Labels: contraception, Magisterium, morality, Paul VI. Montini

Reginaldvs Cantvar
Feast of St. Benedict, Abbot, A.D. 2011

1 comment:

matthias said...

Hullo Cardinal .thought i would say greetings. I also was interested in the article regarding the Russian orthodox church hierarchs -schismatic and nationalist. I was disgusted at the comments that Stalin was right to persecute Ukrainian Catholics.
It seems to me that great deal of Orthodox literature and articles i find on the web, moan about the past,blame Catholics, and particularly Eastern catholics for problems past and present. They should be concentrating upon confronting the current culture- a job the Catholic church is doing well. But it seems that the Orthodox Church in a great many places wants to be aligned with the the dominant group in politics,builds it self up as being part of a national character,rather than being God's witness to the Whole world