Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Natural Law: A Guide for How to Be Human

The Natural Law: A Guide for How to Be Human: The Catholic Church is often ridiculed when it comes to its moral teachings. Whether it’s Church teaching on contraception, so-called “same-sex” marriage, the acting out of transgender ideologies, homosexual acts, or abortion, popular culture tends to view the Church as some evil tyrant trying to tell people how to live their lives. What amazes me …

Scripture Speaks: St. Joseph and Advent

Scripture Speaks: St. Joseph and Advent: On this last Sunday of Advent, our Gospel calls us to reflect on Joseph, not Mary or Jesus.  Why? Gospel (Read Mt 1:18-24) As our time of preparation and waiting in Advent draws to a close, we find ourselves listening to St. Matthew’s account of how Joseph became an important part of the first Advent.  …

Seeing Our Neighbor and the Long Loneliness of December

Seeing Our Neighbor and the Long Loneliness of December: Every year a discussion about the startling rise in suicide rates during the holidays makes national news. More often than not, the cause is relegated to mental illness, stress, or family situations. While all of these may be true, they betray a purely materialist view of the human person. Mental illness in itself is a …

God or no God - Conclusion 4/4 (PL101)

Monday, December 12, 2016


Epistemology (Listeni/ˌpɪstˈmɒləi/; from Greek ἐπιστήμη, epistēmē, meaning "knowledge", and λόγοςlogos, meaning "logical discourse") is the branch of philosophy concerned with the theory of knowledge.[1]
Epistemology studies the nature of knowledge, the rationality of belief, and justification. Much of the debate in epistemology centers on four areas: (1) the philosophical analysis of the nature of knowledge and how it relates to such concepts as truthbelief, and justification,[2][3] (2) various problems of skepticism, (3) the sources and scope of knowledge and justified belief, and (4) the criteria for knowledge and justification.
The term 'Epistemology' was first used by Scottish philosopher James Frederick Ferrier in 1854.[a] However, according to Brett Warren, King James VI of Scotland had previously personified this philosophical concept as the character Epistemon in 1591.[5]