Thursday, February 22, 2018

Too Bad the Full Text of Fr. Aidan Nichol's Lecture for the English Fellowship of Ss Alban and Sergius Isn't Available

Fr Aidan Nichols, and the Amoris laetitia Crisis UPDATED "Fr Aidan reminded his hearers that Vatican I in fact limited the papacy; and surmised 'it may be that the present crisis of the Roman magisterium is providentially intended to call attention to the limits of the papacy [in regard to teaching]'"

Fr Aidan Nichols and the people "who ought to know better" UPDATED "It is not the position of the Roman Catholic Church that a pope is incapable of leading people astray by false teaching as a public doctor. He may be the supreme appeal judge of Christendom ... but that does not make him immune to perpetrating doctrinal howlers. Surprisingly ... this fact appears to be unknown to many who ought to know better."

Aidan Nichols, Amoris laetitia, and Tucho

The Catholic Herald article from August 2017.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Eastern Christian Books: The Problems with Orthodox Mysticism

Eastern Christian Books: The Problems with Orthodox Mysticism: Tarazi repeatedly decries the "perversion" that theology--East and West, Jewish and Christian--has wrought to the scripturally revealed God, introducing terminology that is not just unhelpful but unscriptural (ousia, physis, etc)

comment: But what of the Ecumenical Councils?
Crisis: Cardinal Cupich Misreads Vatican II on Conscience by Richard A. Spinello

Just a few short weeks after the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, spoke about Amoris Laetitia as a paradigm shift for the Church, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago [...]
Ὦ γενεὰ ὑπερήφανη καὶ διεστραμμένη, ἕως πότε μεθ’ ὑμῶν ἔσομαι; ἕως πότε ἀνέξομαι ὑμῶν?

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?