Saturday, October 23, 2010

I added some new links to my list...

Among then a funny, yet somehow sad look at what the western Catholic and Protestant churches have experimented with in the way of liturgical vestments. It is not another blog of mine, rather that of someone else who seems to have an eye for finding those garish liturgical vestments. :-)

Friday, October 08, 2010

Our future Metropolitan......

I worry about the Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Church, more commonly known in the US as the Byzantine Catholic Church, Sui Juris. If the past pattern of selecting and elevating bishops who later become Metropolitans, our next Metropolitan would be Bishop William by virtue of seniority of elevation to the eparchial position.

Sadly, it seems that experience, orthodox views, and the will of the laity are not criteria for selecting the leader of our church. The Synod, consisting of three current bishops and one bishop emeritus, make the critical spiritual decision for all the Ruthenian Byzantine Catholics in the Pittsburgh Metropolia. Kind of a scary thought that these four men have such awesome power and that the choice they make will more likely than not be based upon which religious order (Fransican) the candidate is a member of rather than their positions regarding orthodoxy in Eastern Catholicism.