Sunday, September 29, 2013

I have not yet read the thesis by Fr. Maximos Davies on involuntary sin, but I am curious whether it might be related to what I have been thinking about formal and material cooperation and "structural" or "social" sin.

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.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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

Saturday, September 21, 2013

There are some fretting over the content of Pope Francis's interview that was published this week. Some of the bloggers write for free, but what about those for websites like Patheos?

The Order and Thomism in the Service of the Church's Intellectual Life and Universal Mission

Friday, September 20, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Norcia: From Silence to Love by Fr. Cassian DiRocco, O.S.B.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Troparion of the Holy Cross in different languages

Troparion of the Holy Cross in different languages

Troparion of the Holy Cross (by SEM and Vatopedi Choirs)
"The Church as Societas Perfecta in the Schemata of Vatican I" by Patrick Granfield
From 1979 - anything more recent featuring Tametsi Deus?

An Impatient Patience: Achieving Orthodox Unity and Canonical Normalization in the West

Ancient Faith Radio podcast - mp3

Friday, September 13, 2013

Collecting some thoughts on indulgences and whether popular strains of Latin spirituality have become too focused on them, replacing communion with God with a form of works righteousness that may be orthodox with respect to God's initiative and our complete dependence upon His grace, and yet nonetheless promotes a tit-for-tat or transactional relationship with God.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Long week, no time even for a perfunctory link...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

I usually don't post from America Magazine...

A School for Eastern Christians
September 9-16, 2013 Podcast - mp3

James McCann, S.J., talks about the work of the Pontifical Oriental Institute and how the school's students have been affected by the turmoil in the Middle East. This interview was recorded in May 2013.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Pope Francis: Prayer Vigil for Atonement


Thursday, September 05, 2013

Wednesday, September 04, 2013