Patriarch Youssef: the Gospel can be proclaimed only for “a force that is not ours”

October 23, 2021 0 Comments

Agenzia Fides carried this news item of Patriarch Youssef on October 20, 2021 which digested a homily he delivered at a recent ordination of a Melkite bishop. “In our life as pastors we can fall into the temptation to confuse strength and authoritarianism, strength and arrogance. Our flock needs to see a power that is …

Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai speaks

March 31, 2021 0 Comments

On March 27, 2021, there was a virtual meeting with His Eminence and Beatitude Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai, Maronite Patriarch. Patriarch Rai, 81, was elected by the Maronite Synod of Bishops on 5 March 2011. Pope Benedict XVI nominated him to the College of Cardinals in 2012. The Patriarch speaks in Arabic and is translated …

Experiencing Deification in Lent

March 18, 2021 0 Comments

The Sheptytsky Institute in Toronto does some marvelous things to push back the boundaries of ignorance. Recently, the Institute hosted a conversation entitled, “The Experience of Deification in the Lenten Liturgies” with Fr. Khaled Anatolios, University of Notre Dame and the Institute’s executive director, Fr. Alexander Laschuk. Eastern Christians typically speak of salvation as deification. …

Heroic virtue of the Servant of God Jérôme Lejeune

January 21, 2021 0 Comments

Good news! This morning Pope Francis recognized heroic virtue of the Servant of God Jérôme Lejeune, born on 13 June 1926 at Montrouge (Francia) and died in Paris (France) on 3 April 1994. This advancement in the cause in the canonization process carries the title for Lejeune, Venerable Servant of God. Now we wait for …

Archbishop Raya worked for justice

January 18, 2021 0 Comments

On MLK Day we have an opportunity to appreciate the excellent work of one of OURS, Archbishop Joseph Raya. “Settling in the United States of America, Father Joseph Raya mostly served as a priest in Birmingham, Alabama. His sixteen years in Birmingham were characterized by a number of ambitious, but successful undertakings: he promoted vernacular …

Webinar on Eastern Catholic Theology: Liturgical-Mystagogy

September 2, 2020 0 Comments

The first webinar in a series on Eastern Catholic Theology This Thursday, September 3rd, join us at 7PM CDT for the FIRST installment of our September webinar series, “Eastern Catholic Theology in Action.” Dr. Daniel Galadza will give us an introduction to the hymnographic tradition. Register here: https://www.lumenchristi.org/event/2020/09/Liturgical-Mystagogy

Happy 4th of July

July 4, 2020 0 Comments

God bless the United States of America