Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Imaginative Conservative: Male and Female Souls by Stratford Caldecott

"If the soul is the “form” of the body, one might assume that masculinity and femininity are characteristics of the soul before they are of the body."

Characteristics of the soul? I don't like the wording here, though I agree with the point he is making - being "female" or "male" is not outside of the soul.

"It seems to me that not enough attention was given to the fact that in Genesis 3:16 man’s ruling over woman is identified as a consequence of the Fall, rather than as part of the original order of things."

Ruling over women? Or lording it over women like the gentiles?

Why use "gender" instead of "sex"?

Would we say that Dr. Caldecott is trapped in the categories of late 20th ce thought?

Friday, September 27, 2013

Rorate Caeli: Traditionalism and academic censorship - a personal experience and a very grave episode by Dr. John Lamont

Forget that it is an academic journal; the editors might argue that it is a Catholic theological journal and must be held to different standards, in which case is there a danger of causing scandal or harm to the reputation of the journal if they were to publish an article by someone who is publicly associated with the SSPX?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Apparently there are some complaints about the editorial choices made by the American edition of Nova et Vetera concerning traditionalist perspectives. Will try to catch up and write a few thoughts on traditionalists tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

NCRegister: Benedict XVI Publicly Responds to Atheist’s Critique
CSMonitor: Why it matters that Jews are standing on the Temple Mount by Christa Case Bryant
Jews are increasingly staking a claim to the Muslim-controlled Temple Mount, testing the Israeli government's resolve to avoid conflict by protecting Muslim sovereignty over the site.
The Fifth Marian Dogma: The Church’s Unused Weapon by Dr. Mark Miravalle and Richard L. Russell

Properly understood, it would not cause difficulties for Protestants (probably) or Orthodox, but is it an opportune moment to exercise papal infallibility through a dogmatic definition again? And would it really do much to solve the practical problems within the Roman Catholic churches?

Monday, September 23, 2013

Padre Pio - Celebrates the Eucharist