Friday, November 30, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Quotable Newman: Justified by Faith
Labels: Quotable Newman
Labels: Quotable Newman
Sunday, November 25, 2012
The saints of the most high God shall take the kingdom
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Signing over sin
A few weeks back, I heard a short excerpt from Bert Ghezzi's The Sign of the Cross: Recovering the Power of the Ancient Prayer. I've swiped something from that excerpt for personal use, and the early results seem promising.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
They can't even hear you now!
Mark Shea posts a letter he received from an African American reader of Catholic and Enjoying It!
Saturday, November 10, 2012
To seek that which is gone astray
Jeff Miller explains the true meaning of statistics about the voting patterns of Catholics who don't go to Mass every Sunday:
Friday, November 09, 2012
Monday, November 05, 2012
For eight years, I've thought "non-negotiable issues" was a bad term in the context of voting because they are, in practice, negotiable. (Not to mention the question begging involved in enumerating the issues; just last week I saw someone treating the list developed by Catholic Answers in 2004 as though it were somehow authoritative and canonical.)
Saturday, November 03, 2012
Unchaining the object
In response to this statement by Colin Donovan in the National Catholic Register:
Objections to the explanation
The closer I read the "Is There a Lesser of Two Evils?" article, the less satisfactory I find it.
And when I say non-negotiable, I mean there is a certain amount of negotiation
Colin Donovan, who hold the incongruous title of Vice President for Theology at EWTN, writes in an essay for the National Catholic Register (which they have incongruously posted in the "Daily News" section):
Friday, November 02, 2012
Briefly put, the doctrine on self-defense taught by St. Thomas and generally followed by Catholic theologians since is this: It is always a sin for an individual to intentionally kill an attacker, but it is not necessarily sinful for an individual to defend himself in a way that causes the death of the attacker.
Thursday, November 01, 2012
A nod to the Common Doctor
St. Thomas's article in the Summa Theologiae on "Whether it is lawful to kill a man in self-defense?"has served as the starting point for much of the Church's subsequent thought on the question (not to mention for thinking about the Principle of Double Effect). The body of the article begins: