Sunday, November 17, 2019

Overstating the Case?

Transubstantiation is not, then, one disconnected and esoteric doctrine that a Catholic can take or leave. It is an articulation of faith in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist seeking understanding in the theological context of a deep appreciation of the relationship between God and creation. To affirm it is to affirm something foundational to the whole Christian worldview. Not to put too fine a point on it: it affirms that God is God and creation is creation.

Transubstantiation is more than the doctrine of the Real Presence. It is a theological explanation of the latter.


Church Life: Transubstantiation Isn't a Disconnected Doctrine by Brett Salkeld





Friday, November 15, 2019

Permissive Will, Again

But is this what Francis meant?

CWR: Which God’s Will? by Dr. Randall B. Smith
On permissive and positive will, the multiplicity of religions, salvation, and the mystery of evil.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Anglicanorum Coetibus Society 2019 Conference

Why the NYT?

AmCon: The Trial Of Conservative Catholicism by Rod Dreher

Dreher links to Douthat's analysis and interview of Cardinal Burke. Why is the NYT publishing this? Why did it hire Douthat in the first place? To demoralize its enemies?