Against the Doctrinal Errors of Interpretation of Vatican Council II
...Bishop Athanasius Schneider's paper, wherein he "concludes with a request to the pope for two remedies for the abuses of the post-council: the release of a 'Syllabus' against the doctrinal errors of interpretation of Vatican Council II, and the appointment of bishops who are 'holy, courageous and deeply rooted in the tradition of the Church.'"
In the hermeneutical uproar of the contrasting interpretations, and in the confusion of pastoral and liturgical applications, what appears as the only authentic interpreter of the conciliar texts is the Council itself, together with the pope.National Catholic Register Acquired by EWTN
One could make a comparison with the confused hermeneutical climate of the first centuries of the Church, caused by arbitrary biblical and doctrinal interpretations on the part of heterodox groups. In his famous work "De Praescriptione Haereticorum," Tertullian was able to counter the heretics of various tendencies with the fact that only the Church possesses the "praescriptio," meaning only the Church is the legitimate proprietor of the faith, of the word of God and of the tradition. The Church can use this to fend off the heretics in disputes over true interpretation. Only the Church can say, according to Tertullian, "Ego sum heres Apostolorum," I am the heir of the apostles. By way of analogy, only the supreme magisterium of the pope or of a future ecumenical council will be able to say: "Ego sum heres Concilii Vaticani II."
The world’s largest Catholic media network is acquiring the 83-year-old newspaper
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Eighty-three years after its debut in Denver, and 15 years after its purchase by the Legionaries of Christ, the National Catholic Register is being acquired by the world’s largest religious media network, the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). The acquisition, finalized at the end of January, marks the third time in the newspaper’s history that a new owner has stepped forward to preserve and expand the newspaper’s service to the Church.
Under the terms of the transaction, no cash will be exchanged between the parties. EWTN will take over the ongoing operational expenses of the Register and will assume the paper’s future subscription liabilities...More
Sharing the Good News in the Digital World A Pew Research Center journalist says the Church must 'speak all the different formats' of new media. WASHINGTON (CNS) — Today’s model of “consuming” journalism bears little resemblance to the old-time model of perusing the newspaper for 20 or 30 minutes at a time at the breakfast table and after work, the head of a journalism think tank told members of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Communications Jan. 12.
"Most of what we knew about how people get news is obsolete now,” said Tom Rosenstiel, founder and director of the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, in a presentation to the committee on “News in Our Digital Lives.”
But he said the Catholic Church might have a jump on others in building the “brand loyalty” needed to attract and retain readers today, because it is a membership organization with a built-in audience...More
Note: I have knocked my head about for years concerning the Internet, and in the final analysis there seems no denying its utility for getting the Word to many people across the globe. But it would I think be a grave mistake to let papers and journals die. When Catholic educational work lives and is limited by the Internet, it can also be more easily censored or perish altogether, should the powers decide 'enough is enough'. In my opinion there is no substitute for newspapers and journals and books. There surely can be a symbiotic relationship between old media and new. The 'old' media can benefit from the promotion and global reach which the Internet offers; and these can offer substantive selections of its fare to the public, reserving the 'very much more whole' to subscribers.
--->Apropos, Wired Magazine: Why the Internet Is a Great Tool for Totalitarians...
--->Marking week of prayer, Benedict XVI cites four 'pillars' for Christian unity...In the teaching of the apostles, in fraternal communion, in the breaking of bread and in prayer are four "pillars" that continue to be the foundation of Christian life and build Church unity, he explained...
--->Catholic League: liberal media doesn't want universal mandatory reporting of sex crimes...(click) "Donohue, who frequently appears on television and public rallies to defend Catholics' rights in the public square, added "Last month, several media outlets ran a story on how a rabbinical court in Brooklyn ordered its 10,000 members not to report crimes to the police. Not among those reporting on it was the New York Times".
--->Vatican says Irish letter warned against letting abusers get away...
--->Netflix Is Abandoning DVDs, Customers Who Prefer DVDs Not Happy...(click) [doubtless more jobs to be lost here too?]
--->If the purpose of a college education is for students to learn, academe is failing, according to Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, a book being released today by University of Chicago Press...
--->A Dress Code For Russians? Priest Chides Skimpiness...lashing out at women who leave the house “painted like a clown” and "confuse the street with striptease"... Read on
--->Deacon Fournier: Pro-Life Liberal Sargent Shriver Dies; Democratic Challenger to Obama Emerges...
--->Comcastrophe / Monopoly: Obama's FCC Approves Enormous Corporate Media Merger for Comcast/NBC (Click). The new Comcast will control an obscene number of media outlets, from TV and radio to movie studios and a network of millions who subscribe to cable and internet.
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