“Those Two Roads” at Thomistica

At Thomistica.net an essay of mine is now available: “Those Two Roads: How a Natural Philosophical Solution to a Difficulty about Motion Serves Thomistic Theology.” It was given at one of the Sacra Doctrina Project’s satellite sessions at the most recent conference of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. The essay discusses the Aristotelian idea that motion, … Continue reading “Those Two Roads” at Thomistica

A Thomism for the New Evangelization

The short essay, “Thomism for the New Evangelization,” by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., is an illuminating and moving proposal that outlines how Thomism is necessary for the new evangelization. He proposes six touchstones so that “we who are all committed in some way to the evangelization of our culture can think about the truth not as … Continue reading A Thomism for the New Evangelization

New translation of Hugon now available

Now available from Cluny Media, the fourth volume of the Thomist Tradition Series, is my translation of Fr. Édouard Hugon’s book Mary, Full of Grace. Order it on Amazon here, and it’s also available through Cluny’s website. From book’s back cover: Mary, Full of Grace is a summary Mariology—a comprehensive study of the Blessed Virgin Mary … Continue reading New translation of Hugon now available

Forthcoming book translation

Gratefully, I can announce that the principal burden of work on the translation of Fr. Édouard Hugon’s Marie, pleine de grâce has finished. This includes an introduction, notes, and various appendices (two by Hugon himself, one by Garrigou-Lagrange, and two by myself). The book is a Mariology “in miniature,” an extended theological examination of all aspects of the … Continue reading Forthcoming book translation

A Perennial Philosophy of Nature

Just posted at the website of the American Catholic Philosophical Association is the program of the upcoming November meeting. “A Perennial Philosophy of Nature” is the theme. This topic in general is one which is both important and yet overlooked and misunderstood today. Usually, “natural philosophy” is either thought to be merely an old name … Continue reading A Perennial Philosophy of Nature

It’s Still A Hard Saying

In the sixth chapter of St. John's Gospel, Jesus’ hearers react to his teaching on the Eucharist with the following words: “This saying is hard, and who can hear it?” (John 6:60) Remember that those murmurers were among his own disciples, not just members of the crowd. Eventually, they depart: “After this many of his … Continue reading It’s Still A Hard Saying

Forthcoming paper at the ACPA

A paper of mine, “Is Aristotelian-Thomistic Natural Philosophy Still Relevant to Cosmology?” has been accepted for presentation at the upcoming 2019 conference of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. The meeting’s theme is “A Perennial Philosophy of Nature.” You can download the presentation draft of the paper here. The paper’s abstract: Do advances in the natural … Continue reading Forthcoming paper at the ACPA