I was out of town again last week and came back to find an interesting combox discussion of what “modernity” is and how the Church ought to engage it. As always, the most valuable aspect of this blog is the discussion from readers, and yours truly is merely a facilitator.
I’m also catching up with some Orthodox-Catholic related posts from my RSS feed:
- Somewhat apropos to the aforementioned discussion, from the blog “a … sinner” via Fr Gregory Jensen: “Throne and altar” making a comeback in Russia. Fr Gregory comments here.
- From the blog of the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome comes news of the Romanian Church’s decision to “forgive” Metropolitan Nicolae (Corneanu) of Banat for receiving Holy Communion in a Romanian Catholic Church on May 25.
- Fr Robert Hart, Anglican priest and brother to Orthodox theologian David Bentley Hart, has written a post dealing with Original Sin in Eastern and Western Christian thought.
- Wei-Hsien Wan writes on why he considers himself a Zoghbyite.
- Dr Michael Liccione presents three quotes – from Gregory Nazianzen, Vincent of Lerins, and Vatican II’s Dei Verbum – illustrating the development of the notion of doctrinal development. He also explains what he regards as the proper use and limitations of the famous Vincentian Canon (which many Anglicans and Orthodox use polemically against Rome).