Sunday, February 25, 2024
Donum Veritatis, issued during the pontificate of St. John Paul II, acknowledges that “it could happen that some Magisterial documents might not be free from all deficiencies” so that “a theologian may, according to the case, raise questions regarding the timeliness, the form, or even the contents of magisterial interventions.” Donum Veritatis explicitly distinguishes such respectful criticism from “dissent” from perennial Church teaching.
Monday, February 19, 2024
Dear reader, if it seems your comment has not been approved, sometimes it actually has been approved even if you don’t see it. The reason is that once a combox reaches 200 comments, the Blogger software will not show any new comments made after that unless you click “Load more…” at the bottom of the comments page. The trouble is that this is in small print and easily overlooked. In the screen cap above, I’ve circled in red what you should look for.
Saturday, February 17, 2024
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
a new article at Postliberal Order, I discuss the disturbing parallels between the woke phenomenon and the medieval Catharist or Albigensian heresy, a movement so fanatical and virulent that the preaching of the Dominicans could not entirely eliminate it and Church and state judged military action to be necessary.
Saturday, January 27, 2024
Monday, January 22, 2024
The Vanishing has suffered because critics judge it inferior to the 1988 Dutch movie of which it was a remake. But considered on its own terms, it is a solid enough little thriller. Jeff Bridges is effectively creepy as the oddball family-man-cum-kidnapper Barney Cousins. I had reason to re-watch the flick the other day, and was struck by what I take to be an underlying theme of the contrast between voluntarist and intellectualist conceptions of human action.
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Projections of Spanish Jesuit Scholasticism on British Thought: New Horizons in Politics, Law, and Rights, edited by Leopoldo Prieto López and José Luis Cendejas Bueno, appears in the Winter 2023 issue of Religion and Liberty.
Tuesday, January 2, 2024