John Paul II: A Thomist Rooted in St. John of the Cross

By Michael Waldstein
Appeared in Autumn/Winter 2005, Vol. XXX, Nos. 3 & 4 Download PDF here In an article published in 2002 in The Latin Mass magazine, John Galvin offers a critique of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae. Section 8 of the article is entitled “Reliance on...

Contra Ideology

By Mark Kalthoff
Appeared in Autumn/Winter 2005, Vol. XXX, Nos. 3 & 4 Download PDF here When the philosopher Eric Voegelin (1901-1985) published his book The New Science of Politics in 1952 he offered an analysis of ideology and described as its chief error “the fallacious...

What Does Dignitatis Humanae Mean? A Reply to Arnold Guminski

By Brian W. Harrison, O.S.
Appeared in Autumn/Winter 2005, Vol. XXX, Nos. 3 & 4 Download PDF here In a previous issue of this journal, Mr. Arnold T. Guminski has criticized the ensemble of my own writings, published between 1988 and 1993, upholding the doctrinal continuity between the...

“The Dream of the Rood” and the Practice of Penitential Meditation

By Robert C. Rice
Appeared in Autumn/Winter 2005, Vol. XXX, Nos. 3 & 4 Download PDF here The remains of poetry composed in Old English, that is, in the language of the Anglo-Saxons from the fifth through the eleventh centuries, are rather meager, amounting to less than two hundred...

St. Anselm and the Prospect of Perfection

By Paschal Baumstein, O.S.B.
  Appeared in Summer/Autumn/Winter 2004, Vol. XXIX, Nos. 2, 3, 4 Download PDF here I. INTRODUCTION There are many reasons why Saint Anselm (ca.1033-1109) has seldom been embraced as an exemplar of Christian aspirations. He has a sometimes annoying habit of taking...