Leroy Huizenga on coming to grips with Vatican II :
What about Vatican II? I asked my Catholic friend, in response to his assertion that Catholic doctrine is stable while the Churchs understanding thereof develops. We were in college together, young bucks full of vim and vigor, passionate about our common Christian faith, even while we stood on opposite confessional sides of the Reformation divide.
Also today, Edward Feser reviews Thomas Nagel’s Mind and Cosmos :
To untutored common sense, the natural world is filled with irreducibly different kinds of objects and qualities: people; dogs and cats; trees and flowers; rocks, dirt, and water; colors, odors, sounds; heat and cold; meanings and purposes. A man is a radically different sort of thing from a rose, which is in turn no less different from a stone. The warmth of the stone and the redness and fragrance of the rose are features no less real than their shapes or movements; the function of an ear or an eye and the meaning of a human thought or utterance are no less a part of objective reality than a mans height or weight.