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Gratitude

St. Thomas writes: It is only right that we should be grateful not merely to those whom we think have found the truth and with whose views we agree by following them, but also to those who, in the search

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Posted in Aquinas - Philosophy, Charity, Humility, Uncategorized

No room for black-or-white thinking

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Posted in Charity, Comment Guidelines, Fides et Ratio

Maritain on Epistemology

Maritain is a valuable antidote for the skepticism and subjectivism that is so prevalent today. Conclusion IX – The truth of knowledge consists in the conformity of the mind with the thing. It is absurd to doubt the reliability of

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Posted in Aquinas - Philosophy, Books

Another Newman Quote of the Day

My first elementary lesson of duty is that of resignation to the laws of my nature, whatever they are; my first disobedience is to be impatient at what I am, and to indulge an ambitious aspiration after what I cannot

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Posted in Aquinas - Philosophy

Yes, we have no bananas

Nobody’s perfect. That includes ministers of the local ecclesial communities and Catholic parishes. Some folks would have us believe that it is intolerable for any cleric ever to sin, and that those ministers who habitually do wrong prove that Christianity

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Posted in Apologetics, Catechism, Ecclesiology, Veritatis Splendor

No peace for individualists

Quoth the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church: Those who proclaim themselves to be the sole measure of realities and of truth cannot live peacefully in society with their fellow men and cooperate with them. (CSDC §142) Truth

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Posted in Charity, Faith, Fides et Ratio, Magisterium, Revelation

You know what I’m saying?

Brilliance.

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Posted in Doings on other blogs, Etc, Fides et Ratio

Overheard at Mass

During the homily today our pastor quoted the following from the majority opinion of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Lawrence v. Texas: At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of

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Posted in Fides et Ratio, Natural Law, Veritatis Splendor

That’s what I keep saying

If the Church, the faithful guardian of truth, lose the truth, by whom shall the truth be found? —St. Francis de Sales Exactly. And this is why Protestantism destroys any hope whatsoever of ever discovering revealed truth: because the Protestant

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Posted in Apologetics, Ecclesiology, Epistemology, Fides et Ratio, Infallibility, Lumen Gentium, Protestantism

Pie for Dessert

Yesterday I offered sauce for the goose. Today we have pumpkin pie. One of the most astonishing things that I learned when I first began to research the Catholic Church is how badly, how grossly, how absurdly her teachings were

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Posted in Apologetics, Fides et Ratio
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