Saturday, February 08, 2014

Praying Without Ceasing

Sacra Liturgia Summer School 2014

NLM: Sacra Liturgia Summer School, 5-20 July 2014: Updated Program

NLM Interview with Dom Alcuin Reid

NLM: The 'Consilium ad Exsequendam' at 50 - An Interview with Dom Alcuin Reid (Part 1)

Friday, February 07, 2014

2014 Huffington Ecumenical Symposium

From the Rising of the Sun to Its Setting: Chant and Contemporary Liturgical Music, East and West: February 21 - 22 at Loyola Marymount University

I had planned on attending a day of recollection that Saturday; otherwise I'd drive down to SoCal for this. Even now it is tempting.

Cappella Romana to perform at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA

New Arctic Light Track on SoundCloud — Paschal Exaposteilarion No. 2

Boston Byzantine Music Festival

If I were still living in Boston I'd attempt to attend.

Mary Jaharis Center Presents Boston Byzantine Music Festival
Orthodox Arts Journal
Vatican Radio: Dialogue between Catholics and Oriental Orthodox concludes in India

EWTN Live - 2014-2-5- Fr. Mark M. Morozowich - Eastern Rite of the Church.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Vatican News: Pope to Neocatechumenal Way: Build Ecclesial Communion, Evangelize With Love

James Chastek: Beginner-level notes on double effect

A quick response:
And so we distinguish things that knowingly belong to an act from those that define it. Since acts are defined by their goals or the things we intended, it makes sense to distinguish what is knowingly done from what is intentionally done.

What defines the act as opposed to what knowingly belongs to it - this is important consideration. But it is also important to note that two acts may be similar in their physical description (~the matter of the moral act), and yet what is being aimed at by the agent is different. (~the form of the moral act). The object of the moral act would include both the form and the matter, and not one to the exclusion of the other.
Notice these things, in a concrete case, are notionally distinct as opposed to being really distinct. A man might do surgery on the battlefield while thinking to himself “Gosh, I just love that sound they make when they scream and beg me to stop”. If this is so, he is not just a surgeon but a sadist too.
I don't agree that they are notionally distinct rather than really distinct - the intention of an act is really different from the object of the act. The intention of the will is the end to which the act is ordered.
A thing can be done knowingly without being done intentionally (at least in the sense of “intentional” set out here), and this is opens the possibility of what became the doctrine of double effect.

What opens the possibility of the doctrine of double effect is the distinction between the 'form' and 'matter' of the moral act (and foreseeen consequences and willed consequences and the like).  Does Brock offer the best treatment of these points? I'll have to review my notes.).

Class on the First Ecumenical Council

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Medieval Political Philosophy


The Grillo-Reid Exchange

New Liturgical Movement: Andrea Grillo Replies to Alcuin Reid's Review of "Beyond Pius V"
Alcuin Reid Replies to Andrea Grillo's Critique

On Recovering the Roman Canon—Or, Bad Reasons for Preferring Other Anaphoras