The conscience, and that which is called synderesis (knowledge of the basic principles of the moral law), are formed in childhood. Even before a child reaches the age of reason, nascent ideas of right and wrong are there in his … Continue reading
A classic Joe Sobran column has recently been posted on his web site: The Words and Deeds of Christ. The column makes for some elevated Holy Week reading. It’s not a meditation on the Passion, mind you, but the “lapsed … Continue reading
When Jesus therefore was born in Bethlehem of Juda in the days of king Herod, behold there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, Where is he that is born king of the Jews? For we have seen … Continue reading
During a weekend visit to the Czech Republic, Pope Benedict XVI (bio – news) surveyed the damage done to that nation by generations of Communist rule, and warned the Czech people against socialist materialism with secular materialism. “Man needs to … Continue reading
On 17 July 2005, Saint Alexis Epigraphs „They are vulnerable to the truth …. Let the truth then be known …. Let us put the truth more sharply …. The truth, however, does not automatically take care of itself …. … Continue reading
An intellectual, in the popular sense of the term, is one who prides himself on possessing much knowledge, one who delights in knowing facts just for the sake of knowing facts. An intelligent person is one who makes proper use … Continue reading
On September 24, 1989, there appeared an extremely interesting article in the magazine section of the New York Times entitled “Cold Fusion Confusion,” written by two physicists from the Brookhaven National Laboratory, Robert P. Crease and N.P. Samios. It examined … Continue reading
The following extract from the Catechism on Catholic Doctrine, written by the renowned Scottish Bishop, George Hay (1729-1811), is presented for you as a testimony to the Faith of the centuries. A convert from Episcopalianism, Bishop Hay understood, far better … Continue reading
THIS AUTHOR HAS NOT had the blessing of visiting the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, nor does he ever expect to be given that privilege. Therefore, in describing the miraculous Image I can only relate what has come to … Continue reading
This article is from the English Weekly Edition of L’Osservatore Romano : N. 27 — 2 July 1990 — Page 5.1 It takes up nearly all of that page, with only a few “News briefs” at the bottom.
“The Enlightenment” is the name by which are known both an intellectual movement and an historical period usually considered as having begun in the 17th century and reaching their height in the 18th. However, insofar as ideas spawned by the … Continue reading
Evolution is a theory. Evolution is a philosophy. Evolution is also an atmosphere.
This article was published in February, 1987 as a Res Fidei monograph. The Verbum in question (#24) is no longer available online. However, the offending article can be read here.