Saturday, December 02, 2006

Sarah Byers article

on how Descartes gets Aristotle wrong on the definition of life

see Review of Metaphysics

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Fr. Giertych on Thomistic contemplation


verify with Summa Theologiae?

Analysis of the Moral Act by Antonio Pardo


see ST I II 18, 10-11
Steven J. Jensen, "Do Circumstances Give Species?" The Thomist (Jan. 2006)

TOB Institute

main page

Retranslating the Theology of the Body: Pt 1, 2

Dr. Chris Burgwald interviews Dr. Waldstein

Sunday, November 26, 2006

A response to the conciliarists

Or to the Orthodox who would use the Council of Constance as an argument against papal authority, for that matter...

Either [a] one of the claimants was the pope and he resigned for the good of the Church, or [b] there was no legitimate pope to begin with.

The pope could resign on his own initiative, seeing that it was practically impossible to adjudicate between the competing claims. This does not mean that the council itself was responsible for deposing the pope, or that it has a greater authority than that of the pope. The council would be taking credit for something that was not due.