Saturday, February 17, 2018

Crisis: Cardinal Cupich’s Modernist View of the Family by R. Jared Staudt

The accusation of modernism gets thrown around a lot, especially in traditional circles. As a descriptor of heresy, modernism is a vague term. Modernism can refer to a movement of

Friday, February 16, 2018

More on Cardinal Cupich

On Cardinal Cupich’s problematic, convenient conscience by Carl E. Olson

Conscience is not the ground of moral authority; nor is it the final judge when it comes to what is actually moral and true....

Those Cupich seminars: Why now? by Christopher R. Altieri

An Overhaul of the Aristotelian Sciences Is Needed?

Do the categories need to be reconsidered in a way going beyond the phenomenologists (e.g. William Marra)? What about the predicaments? Are the predicaments and attributes/properties confusing to the neophyte to Aristotelian philosophy? While the categories seem to be integral of the Metaphysics, are they so important to the Physics? Can one limit a discussion of change, generation, and corrruption to substance and accident? No, Aristotle does mention alteration of quality, quantity, and place. Out of those three, it seems that the category of quality is the one that may need to be revised in light of a better understanding of the natural world, even if it itself is a rather broad category that includes both color and thought?

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Pope Francis Appealing to Vatican II for Cover

Catholic Conclave: Pope- "Do not read blogs that call me a heretic" - source

«¿Dónde es que nuestro pueblo ha sido creativo?» Conversaciones con jesuitas de Chile y Perú

China en la mirada del papa Francisco

Russell Shaw on Germain Grisez

CWR Dispatch: The quiet, wide-ranging influence of Germain Grisez by Russell Shaw

The late moral theologian, who died on February 1st at the age of 88, had a profound impact on moral theology over the past sixty […]

Couldn't Be Bothered

So the Melkite had to concelebrate with the bishop of Rome in the Roman rite. Understandable. But the bishop of Rome couldn't celebrate Mass ad orientem just this once out of respect for Eastern sensibility?

CNA: Pope of Rome, Melkite Patriarch concelebrate mass

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Forgiveness Sunday

Fr. Rutler on Cardinal Cupich

Crisis Magazine: The Clarity of Cardinal Cupich by Fr. George W. Rutler

Does Fr. Rutler have to worry about Cardinal Dolan and the New York chancery?