Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The Vocation of the Catholic Philosopher: From Maritain to John Paul II
John P. Hittinger , ed.

Will Catholic philosophers in the United States lead the charge for a change in Catholic higher education and how it is being handled? Who will speak the truth to power about the higher education scam? Hiding behind the defense that a Catholic liberal education is not meant to be practical will seem self-serving.

The American Maritain Association

Stefan Sagmeister: 7 rules for making more happiness


I'll have to watch this some other time...

Thomistic Institute

An introduction to the new website.

Thomistic Institute Website from Province of Saint Joseph on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Zenit: Statement on Anglican-Catholic Dialogue
"What Unites Us Is Greater Than What Divides Us"

Monday, May 30, 2011

Salve Project

Dominican Internet Projects


Video currently down...

Dominican Province of St. Joseph
Homily for the Mass of Ordination to the Priesthood of Rev. Br Mark Francis Manzano OP and Rev. Br Boniface Willard OP
St Theresa Catholic Church, Oakland, California, 28 May 2011
by the Most Rev. Anthony Fisher, OP
Bishop of Parramatta, Austrailia

Sunday, May 29, 2011

CB was talking to Sarge and he recommended 3 faculty members over at UST: Randall Smith, John Hittinger, and Steven Jensen. Perhaps I had forgotten that Hittinger was no longer at the Air Force Academy. I was surprised by his praise of Steven Jensen -- I remember the controversies over the moral object, and I thought he had not prevailed against his opponents (especially in his discussion of self-defense killing). Then again, it has been a while since I read his stuff; would his recent book be worth the price?

Two from Public Discourse

What’s Good? Wherefore Ought?
Thaddeus J. Kozinski, May 11, 2011
Only an ethics rooted in the divinely revealed truth of creation-as-gift and creator-as-love can coherently and adequately make sense of the universal experience of ought.

Thoughts About Oughts
Christopher O. Tollefsen, May 13, 2011
The requirements of natural reason in the pursuit of goods provide a more adequate starting point for moral reflection than the theological considerations in which moral reflection should come to its fruition.
Someone needs to record a better version of O Spem Miram and put it online.

The liturgy for the ordination yesterday was generally acceptable to my tastes, but my friend was left yearning for the old rite.