Saint Robert Bellarmine Examines the Attacks Against the Roman Pontiff

Wherefore, that I should pass over the rest, which would take a very long time to enumerate, where is the consensus in doctrine, the bond of peace, the unity of Faith, where is the very salvation and life of religion, unless it is from this see? Otherwise, why is it that the heretics of our … Continue reading Saint Robert Bellarmine Examines the Attacks Against the Roman Pontiff

Rosaries, Not Republicans, Will Save Our Nation

Regardless of who’s to blame, it should be clear by now that the sweeping Republican victory last November didn’t transform us into a God-fearing nation. Despite a number of significant improvements that have come about since the last election, Americans still murder thousands of unborn children every day. Americans still publicly celebrate abominable sins. American … Continue reading Rosaries, Not Republicans, Will Save Our Nation

A Summary of Neo-Scholastic Doctrine on Just War Theory

A Summary of Neo-Scholastic Doctrine on Just War Theory. Taking into account the varying opinions of the Neo-Scholastic authorities on several points, the following precisions of doctrine may now be made: 1. The right of war is odious. That this right exists in certain circumstances cannot be denied; but it is a regrettable necessity, and … Continue reading A Summary of Neo-Scholastic Doctrine on Just War Theory

A Summary of St. Augustine’s Doctrine on Just War Theory

A summary of St. Augustine’s doctrine on Just War: A. There is a greater merit in preventing war by peaceful negotiation and conciliation than in vindicating rights by bloodshed. B. Peace attained by conciliation is better than peace attained by victory. C. There is a natural society of mankind which gives rise to certain rights … Continue reading A Summary of St. Augustine’s Doctrine on Just War Theory

Whose War in Syria?

In 2003, Pat Buchanan wrote a seminal article identifying the modus operandi of neoconservatives that had taken over the Republican Party. By doing so Buchanan recognized in great detail the aim of neoconservative foreign policy to use America’s military power to fight wars all over the globe that have nothing to do with the defense … Continue reading Whose War in Syria?

The A-T Worldview of Neo-Scholasticism

Although Wolfgang Smith is not an Aristotelian-Thomist, his work has properly united the ontology of St. Thomas Aquinas with the authentic discoveries of modern science, especially that of quantum theory, in accordance with the two stipulated criterion listed below. It is because of Smith's insights that adherents to the school of perennial philosophy can now … Continue reading The A-T Worldview of Neo-Scholasticism

The Neo-Aristotelian Revival

The Neo-Aristotelian Revival What does it take for a philosophical project to count as neo-Aristotelian? We (the editors) suggest five possible criteria of demarcation: First, neo-Aristotelian philosophers count the concept of potentiality as an essential feature of their metaphysics. A neo-Aristotelian philosophy embraces what is commonly called causal powers ontology, in which both active and … Continue reading The Neo-Aristotelian Revival

The Danger of Christian Complacency

Certainly not all Christians in America celebrated the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, but many did, and not without some good reason. While a Clinton Presidency 2.0 would have likely meant federal efforts to force Christian business owners, medical professionals, and educators to violate their consciences, the Trump administration, despite its many faults, … Continue reading The Danger of Christian Complacency

Saint Basil the Great: First Homily of the Hexaemeron

Homily I. In the Beginning God made the Heaven and the Earth. “It is right that any one beginning to narrate the formation of the world should begin with the good order which reigns in visible things. I am about to speak of the creation of heaven and earth, which was not spontaneous, as some … Continue reading Saint Basil the Great: First Homily of the Hexaemeron

The Light of Christ in our Scientistic Era: A Book Review of Unmasking the Faces of Antichrist

Wolfgang Smith’s project uniting perennial wisdom with authentic scientific discovery thematically ranges from the metaphysical, the empirical, and the mystical. The core of Smith’s endeavor is marked with a bold commitment to truth, scholarly rigor, and an unmatched creative imagination. These are, of course, the usually recognized trademarks of Smith’s systematic genius when a serious … Continue reading The Light of Christ in our Scientistic Era: A Book Review of Unmasking the Faces of Antichrist