"Today the concept of truth is viewed with suspicion, because truth is identified with violence. Over history there have, unfortunately, been episodes when people sought to defend the truth with violence. But they are two contrasting realities. Truth cannot be imposed with means other than itself! Truth can only come with its own light. Yet, we need truth. ... Without truth we are blind in the world, we have no path to follow. The great gift of Christ was that He enabled us to see the face of God".Pope Benedict xvi, February 24th, 2012
The Church is ecumenical, catholic, God-human, ageless, and it is therefore a blasphemy—an unpardonable blasphemy against Christ and against the Holy Ghost—to turn the Church into a national institution, to narrow her down to petty, transient, time-bound aspirations and ways of doing things. Her purpose is beyond nationality, ecumenical, all-embracing: to unite all men in Christ, all without exception to nation or race or social strata. - St Justin Popovitch
Monday, 9 March 2015
THE SHEPTYTSKY INSTITUTE: SOME EXCELLENT TALKS ON VATICAN II AND ITS AFTERMATH
This is absolutely essential listening if you wish to understand what Rome is doing. Please, please listen to this first video. The others will help, but the first is absolutely necessary, for Catholics&Orthodox.PLEASE LISTEN TO ALL OF IT.
The talk of Father John Erickson mirrors my own memories of the Council, much better than some conservative Catholics who have a great capacity for inventing myths.
Dr Roman was a great friend of the late Fr Dyfrig and a friend and visiter to our monastery at Belmont.