Weekly Reading (Early Edition) – March 4, 2015

I didn’t do one last week. My apologies.

  • Fr. John Hunwicke, “Obama and the Da Vinci Code,” Mutual Enrichment – How many times will I link to Fr. Hunwicke on this blog? As many as it takes for everyone reading me to read him. In one outstanding post, he sets forth, clearly and firmly, the true nature of the papacy. Papalotry must be destroyed; Fr. Hunwicke just supplied more ammunition.
  • Elliot Milco, “Beware the Leaven of the Pharisees!,” Ursus Elisei – My fellow Josias cohort Elliot Milco provides an arsenal of Patristic citations concerning what Christ was actually condemning the Pharisees for. Given the current climate in the Church, it seems there are a lot of bishops, priests, and laity who could use a refresher on this topic.
  • Jacob W. Wood, “Can the Pope be a Heretic?,” Crisis – For reasons that elude me there seems to be a lot of chatter going on that uses the words “pope” and “heretic” in the same sentence. Wood does a good job here explaining the issues at stake and whether or not we ought to be hitting any panic buttons at this stage in the game.
  • Elliot Milco, “A Critical Review of Kant’s First Critique,” The Josias – Look, it’s Mr. Milco again, only this time he’s using his talents to spar with the godfather of German Idealism rather than disabusing Catholics of their confusion over what Christ actually taught.
  • The Heroic Nuns of Minks,” Alleluia Audiobooks – If your eyes are tired from too much reading, then give this book a listen. Russia’s persecution of Greek Catholics didn’t begin in the 20th C.; it simply continued what had been a centuries-old policy of torturing and killing those brave souls who swore fidelity to the Pope of Rome. Many Catholic saints were made during the bloody reign of Tsar Nicholas I.