Saturday, May 18, 2013

Holy Resurrection Monastery Divine Liturgy at IRL Event Mundelein, Illinois

Bright Friday

The homily has sparked some controversy on FB.

My comment on the use of intellectual history:

"Too often intellectual history is used (poorly) as a substitute for real philosophy/theology - and in the case of theology, what is needed is an engagement with the sources and authorities so that these are understood well. Undoubtedly a good Latin theologian familiar with the various schools or traditions in Western Christendom will dispute the points made in Abbot Nicholas's homily, and I personally think it might have been better if he had refrained from attempting a comparison within the homily, and just focused on the "positive." But as someone who seeks to bring healing, he may have felt justified in making this correction, though we would disagree with his diagnosis."

Thursday, May 16, 2013

More New Offerings from Angelico Press

I had not noticed that these were available, in addition to the latest from Stratford Caldecott -

Behold the Heritage: Foundations of Education in the Dominican Tradition by Sister Matthew Marie Cummings (Editor), O.P., Sister Elizabeth Anne Allen, O.P.
Our Way and Our Life: Christ in His Mysteries by Blessed Columba Marmion
With Christ - An Anthology of the Writings of Blessed Columba Marmion

A review of one of the last book: Catholic Thursday: With Christ - An Anthology of the Writings of Blessed Columba Marmion

Apparently no one has republished his Christ, the Ideal of the Monk yet.

It looks like the company is distributing works by Wolfgang Smith. (I don't think it is republishing them.) Here is one:
Ancient Wisdom and Modern Misconceptions: A Critique of Contemporary Scientism by Wolfgang Smith

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Vatican Inside: Bartholomew says he felt “moved” by his meeting with Pope Francis
One to One: Picture of the Day: East Meets West by Greg Kandra

Cardinal Cleemis Mar Baselios, major archbishop of the Syro-Malankara Church, visits with Cardinal Timothy Dolan...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Teaching the Natural Sciences

James Chastek, Classical education and the math/science problem

Re: teaching the natural sciences - I have not seen Dr. Rizzi's textbook yet - it might be useful for secondary level students. I think beyond learning the general principles of the natural sciences, students should become familiar with living things that are relevant to their own lives - animals and plants they eat, and so on. As for non-living things - some knowledge of certain chemicals/substances, but any modelling will be educated opinion. Even the use of experiments may lead only to educated opinion, at best, and so we should probably resign ourselves to the limits to the knowledge we who do not have the laboratory or materials can obtain through the analysis to elements, etc.

A book has been written based on his text - First Physics, by Murray Daw. (St. Augustine's Press)

Just saw this blog, again - no recent entries - Real Physics TM.

And something pertinent to this post - Ite Ad Thomam: Dr. Romero's Translation of Hugon's Cosmology Now in Print!!! Medieval Academy of America rocked by resignations of Executive Directors

What future for medieval studies in Uhmerica?
Orthodoxy & Heterodoxy: “Who is a Christian?”: A Discussion with Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick on Ancient Faith Today - podcast
Les Béatitudes - Chœur Des Moines De Chevetogne

Monday, May 13, 2013