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    Roman Catholicism as the "next-best thing" to Orthodoxy, and vice versa.

    One thing I did not do was to enter communion in Orthodoxy to become an anti-Catholic Poster Girl.  If you go back and read the interviews that were posted on-line with Hieromonk Gabriel Bunge, you will find that he expresses many of the same kinds of things that drew me into Orthodoxy over...
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    Roman Catholicism as the "next-best thing" to Orthodoxy, and vice versa.

    Something that folks need to look at a little more closely.  There's never been a time in the Orthodox-Catholic schism when there has not been intercommunion somewhere.  There have been times in both the Catholic Church and in Orthodoxy where it has been more strictly forbidden than at other...
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    Are these three bishops outliers and not representative of Catholicism?

    Oh...BTW...yes, those three named bishops are, as far as I am concerned, a part of the lunatic fringe.  I prefer actually to think of them as tares among the wheat...
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    Are these three bishops outliers and not representative of Catholicism?

    I was a pre-Vatican II Catholic baby and I went through it and it changed but it did not collapse.  Some vocations were lost but by the same token there were millions more came to be.  The tertiary orders surged and monastic life never faltered really.  Secular priests have diminished in...
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    Sacred Heart of Jesus

    Before this carries on too much longer the Catholic devotion of the Sacred Heart does not distinguish the body part from the Person.  In fact the particular choice of the heart is with reference to the ancient understanding of the heart being the place where God and man communicate.  The eye of...
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    Hit my head

    Just picking up on this thread and will add you to my prayers today both for your financial situation and that the injury does no lasting harm.  Such small accidents can wreak havoc in our lives.  I did smile at the frozen broccoli.  My go-to ice pack tends to be frozen peas!!...love in Christ, Mary
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    Sacred Heart of Jesus

    I would amend that statement to say that the basis for an expressed theology of the heart is there, but the particular teaching, as it appeared in the western Catholic tradition is not there. What do you think?
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    Sacred Heart of Jesus

    I was speaking to Priest John Morris just this year and he says that there is still a feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus kept in their western rite vicariate.  Find him ask him write to bishops call down heaven...
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    Sacred Heart of Jesus

    Remembering that Cor Ad Cor Loquitor was the motto for John Henry Newman, I went looking and found this interesting piece:  https://suite.io/duncan-mcgibbon/3vt625d
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    Sacred Heart of Jesus

    This is a brief history of the rise of the devotion over time and serves to refute some of the assertions commonly made about its appearance in the west.  It is not my work and I have long since lost track of the source but it is accurate and so I kept it though I cannot call it my own: " It is...
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    Sacred Heart of Jesus

    The Church of Antioch in America's western rite celebrates a Feast of the Sacred Heart.  That makes the devotion, liturgically, a part of Orthodoxy.  Simply because ROCOR cannot make up its mind has no bearing on the fact that it is recognized liturgically in Orthodoxy.
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    Sacred Heart of Jesus

    Here is a very interesting blog posting on the Sacred Heart and the rise of it from a pedestrian devotion to a para-liturgical devotion.  The blog post itself is negative but then there's a surprising Orthodox response in the com box which is not at all negative and which actually indicates that...
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    Sacred Heart of Jesus

    NicholasMyra:  When the recalcitrant begin to make assertions that simply are not so, it is best to simply state the truth and ignore the rest.  The texts on how the Orthodox are to understand Catholic devotions was written in an Orthodox context and is nothing like the false inferences that are...
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    Sacred Heart of Jesus

    I've had Orthodox priests tell me that they celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart.  And others tell me that they use images of the sacred heart and liken those images to the icon of the Theotokos with the swords stuck in her chest.  I just look past the hearts-on-fire artwork.  I don't like it...
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