Saturday, April 2, 2016
Moyers on Climate Change, the Environment and What Needs to Be Done | BillMoyers.com: Watch Bill's interviews with a range of leaders, thinkers and doers on the front lines.
Friday, April 1, 2016
Why Be Catholic?: What’s the point of the Catholic Church? Why do we need a Church, and why must it be Catholic? While seemingly a simple question, I’d actually argue it is quite profound. In this age of talk of “reform” within the Church, how we answer these questions will get to the heart of why reform is …
Holy Week Among the Byzantine Catholics with Thomas Moses: The Melkite Greek Catholic Church is one of 23 self-governing churches that are in communion with Rome which brings a rich, Byzantine and Middle Eastern tradition into our Church. Though they offer the sacraments and are part of the wider Catholic Church, their traditions can look slightly different from the Latin Rite and thus offer us …
The Courage to Think For Yourself The Search For Truth and The Meaning of Human Life: The Courage to Think For Yourself The Search For T...: The Courage to Think For Yourself The Search For Truth and The Meaning of Human Life: Does Science Make God Obsolete ? : It is obvious...
Thursday, March 31, 2016
The Courage to Think For Yourself The Search For Truth and The Meaning of Human Life: Is Atheism a Science or a Belief Only? Distanc...
The Courage to Think For Yourself The Search For Truth and The Meaning of Human Life: Is Atheism a Science or a Belief Only? Distanc...: It is important at the beginning of this essay to first define the meaning of some basic words used in it. So, we will firs...
What is Philosophy? 1(10)
What is , if any the meaning of human life? 2(10)
The personal obligation and duty to start thinking philosophically 3(10)
The origin of Western Philosophy 4(10)
Socrates: Teaching the moral value of life. Content: 5(10)
Plato: Teaching on the soul 6(10)
I. The Pre- Socratic thinkers revisited. 7(10)
Aristotle continued 8(10)
Arguments for the existence of God 9(10)
Little Logic 10(10)
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Obama vs. Little Sisters of the Poor - Crisis Magazine: I have added my name to a friend of the court brief in the case of Little Sisters of the Poor vs. Burwell. Professor Nathanial Oman of the law school at William and Mary proposed and took the lead in writing this brief, which was joined by a number of concerned law professors. It was written …
Frank Marshall Davis: Obama's Communist Mentor on the Catholic Church - Crisis Magazine: He blasted big business, Wall Street, big oil, General Motors, “excess profits,” “millionaires” and the “wealthy.” He called out the “corporation executive” for not paying his “fair” share. He attacked “GOP” tax cuts that “spare the rich” and “benefit millionaires.” He advocated wealth redistribution from greedy “corporations” to “health insurance” and “public works projects.” He …
Monday, March 28, 2016
Kneeling Ban: Good Liturgy or Loss of Religious Freedom? - Crisis Magazine: Some religious leaders in the Latin Rite are pressuring Catholics not to kneel at the Consecration, or to genuflect at their reception of the Eucharist. This trend has gained a great deal of traction in recent years, and is causing alarm among those who see it as a restriction of religious freedom. As Catholics, we …
The Separation of Charity and State - Crisis Magazine: The years-long assault on religious freedom continues in the United States, as Catholic charities, colleges, and other institutions are forced to comply with—or fight legal battles against—mandates concerning adoptions and employment matters related to same-sex couples, abortion and contraceptive health care coverage, and other items on the growing list of issues on which Church teaching …
The Unforeseen Triumph of Easter - Crisis Magazine: In the Poetics of Aristotle, that wonder of brevity and wit on the art of making (poiesis), there is a clever little thing called peripety, which is a device deployed by the artist to alert his audience to any sudden or unexpected turn of events in the unfolding of a story. For instance, the awful …