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Catholicism: Refuge for Exiles From a Post-Christian Age CRISIS MAGAZINE - September 10, 2014 ... employees and sticking to their moral principles. And a new executive order could cost them federal funding for refusing to hire gays and lesbians. To many, it seems that the slow, steady expulsion of Christians from American public life is underway. Writing recently in First Things , theologian Carl Trueman asks which church or Christian tradition can be a refuge for what he describes as cultural and political exiles. For Trueman, a professor at the conservative evangelical Westminster ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/QoyHn6la-yI/catholicism-refuge-exiles-post-christian-age
A New Direction in Church Design CRISIS MAGAZINE - August 27, 2014 ... clarion call challenging the prevailing mentality of modernism that had successfully held sway in the Church for some thirty years. Now, let us fast forward to 2014. Relatively speaking, it is still somewhat of a rarity to see a new ecclesiastical project of such delicate care and quality. However, it is not nearly as rare as it was at the turn of the century, and considering various ongoing deterrents both within and outside of the Church, that alone is significant. It is true that a certain ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/vE5OQuYjnA4/new-direction-church-design
Russell Kirk: Conservative, Convert, Catholic CRISIS MAGAZINE - August 14, 2014 ... Catholic Church. Never did Kirk have a "born again" moment, a "saved" moment—or even an obvious conversion. Instead, his orthodoxy fell into place over the first 45 years of his life, and he continued to explore his faith and the issues involved until he passed away. "I was not 'converted' to the Church, but made my way into it through what Newman calls illation ," Kirk explained two years prior to his death, "fragments of truth collecting in my mind through personal ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/GMyk6tHrB94/russell-kirk-conservative-convert-catholic
God Bless Pope Benedict XVI for Summorum Pontificum ABYSSUS ABYSSUM INVOCAT / DEEP CALLS TO DEEP - July 11, 2014 ... rite in its two forms, the old and the new. In principle, the traditional Latin Mass does not divide the Church, he insisted, in response to the spectacle of Catholics dividing themselves over it, each side accusing the other of being divisive.Readers who don't speak Catholic are invited to consider the following analogy. Suppose that Judaism had a Vatican and that, beginning around the middle of the last century, it decided that the faith would henceforth be officially ...http://abyssum.org/2014/07/11/god-bless-pope-benedict-xvi-for-summorum-pontificum/
More on the Benedictine—Jesuit Conundrum VULTUS CHRISTI - June 24, 2014 ... contemplation , sustains that only those canonically deputed by the Church to pray the Divine Office (clergy in major Orders, religious in solemn vows) need have an interest in doing so. The Jesuit author further argues that the liturgy is something remote and unfamiliar to the laity, and that the Spiritual Exercises, and the resolutions they foster, better equip the laity for a holy Christian life in the real world. The problem — and this was the ...http://vultus.stblogs.org/index.php/2014/06/more-on-the-benedictine-jesuit-conundrum/
Book Review: Saint Isaac Jogues Illuminated Missal, Lectionary, and Gradual NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - June 19, 2014 ... at last, the best of our tradition and the best prescriptions of Sacrosanctum Concilium are coming together for the benefit of the faithful. There is a kind of momentum building for the hermeneutic of continuity. Where just a few years ago it was hard to find the Propers of the Mass in vernacular plainchant, today there is a plethora of options, along with many fine articles explaining the whys and wherefores; where publications for the old rite were out of print and/or outrageously expensive, ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/93kUcTsu5EA/book-review-saint-isaac-jogues.html