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    "Vatican II created Clown Masses"

    You are correct, that is the name he gave to the statue.
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    "Vatican II created Clown Masses"

    The Diocese of San Bernardino posted this "Synod Mass" to their youtube page a few months ago: The video is hard to watch, because it is so boring, but feel free to skip around and watch different parts of it.
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    Popes Primacy before the Schism (quotes)

    What I said in my previous post about the East never accepting the idea that the bishop of Rome is the unique successor of St. Peter was highlighted in the text issued by the The Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue Between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church called...
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    Popes Primacy before the Schism (quotes)

    This following quotation was provided earlier in this thread, but it seems appropriate to post it again now: "Wherefore though there are many apostles, yet with regard to the principality itself the See of the Prince of the apostles alone has grown strong in authority, which in three places...
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    Popes Primacy before the Schism (quotes)

    I cannot find the translation of the quotation from Sermon 5 posted in the thread earlier. That said, my copy of Sermon 5 reads as follows: "He does not cease to preside over his see but unfailingly maintains that fellowship which he has with the eternal Priest [i.e., Christ]." - Sermon 5, no...
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    History of Intercommunion in the 17th Century and its possibility today.

    I completely disagree with the view that East and West are close to consensus on the "filioque,"and I do so because the "filioque" as promulgated at the Second Council of Lyon and the Council of Florence is erroneous. Moreover, my views on this have not changed since I wrote various papers on...
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    Chaldean Catholicism

    Christ's human nature is most certainly enhypostatic, because it really - and not in mere appearance - subsists by means of the hypostasis of the eternal Logos who assumes it into His own being. The Nestorian / Assyrian position, on the other hand, makes the human nature of Christ - at least in...
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    Chaldean Catholicism

    The Assyrians / Chaldeans are in violation of both the Horos of Chalcedon, which insists that Christ is "one person and one subsistence," and Canon 7 of Constantinople II, which says that the two natures in Christ may only be distinguished in "the onlooker's mind." You cannot enhypostasize...
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    Chaldean Catholicism

    That is why the Vatican "agreed statement" is so pointless. Because it never nails down what the different terms used actually mean, and thus it allows for ambiguity, i.e., the statement can be read in an Orthodox or a Nestorian manner.
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    Chaldean Catholicism

    This doesn't make sense. If it is individuated by a connatural human act of subsistence (qnome / hypostasis) then Christ is a human person simply indwelt by the Logos, and that is Nestorianism. The Maronites understand this, and they use the same language as the Assyrians / Chaldeans.
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    Old catholic mass now restricted (Traditiones Custodes)

    You're right, so I guess either term would work. :)
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    Old catholic mass now restricted (Traditiones Custodes)

    I suppose Italian would need to be swapped out for Argentinian now.
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    Chaldean Catholicism

    In the homily you quoted above, you will notice that it is still "Him" (i.e., the divine person of the Logos) that Mary gave birth too. She did not give birth to "a human nature"; rather, she gave birth to a person, and that person is the Divine Logos made man. That said, we can mentally...
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    Chaldean Catholicism

    Then the Catholic Church has a Nestorian Christology, which I refuse to believe. Sure, the West does have a tendency at times of talking in a somewhat Nestorian way, but the Roman Church has - to the best of my knowledge - always accepted the Formula of Union (AD 433), and Horos of Chalcedon...
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    Chaldean Catholicism

    I have made that determination from my experience of reading official Chaldean websites, and from my conversations with Catholic Chaldeans, and I readily admit that there are not a lot of Chaldeans in the United States, but I have interacted with two over the years, one in person and one on this...
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