The Plague of Postmodernism: Further Examination

There is little doubt that we are living in a postmodern era. However, defining what “postmodernism” amounts to is much more difficult than a head-nod in simplistic recognition of its cultural influence. Despite the evasive task of defining a movement such as postmodernism and the relevant impact it has had on our culture, it is … Continue reading The Plague of Postmodernism: Further Examination

Saint Francis de Sales & the Primacy of Christ

Saint Anselm once asked the famous question, Cur Deus Homo? Why the God-man? Answers to this important question vary within two general positions. One position is that the Incarnation would have taken place with or without the fall of man, and the other position is that the Incarnation would have only taken place specifically due to … Continue reading Saint Francis de Sales & the Primacy of Christ

The Philosophical Development to Naturalism

IV. The Development to Naturalism Today, over a century since the death of Immanuel Kant, both religion and philosophy still reel crazily under the impact of his thought. What is at root the same disease afflicts both of them. It manifests itself in religion as the perversion of dogma, and goes by the name modernism. … Continue reading The Philosophical Development to Naturalism

The Philos-Sophia Initiative

Western Civilization has inherited a historical narrative that promised mankind a world of unyielding prosperity, freedom, and peace. The primary means to achieve this lofty goal was through the scientific method applied to the intricate investigation of nature. At first glance it would seem as though this scientific missionary activity has been wildly successful. The … Continue reading The Philos-Sophia Initiative

The Kingdom of God Must Be Defended Like Any Other Kingdom

The Socratic Catholic blog has not spent much time addressing the internal politics of the Catholic Church and the Vatican. There are a number of reasons for not covering this kind of material, most of which is the fact that there are already a variety of traditionalist Catholic web pages and periodicals doing exactly this … Continue reading The Kingdom of God Must Be Defended Like Any Other Kingdom

“Say your Catholic prayers every day, or you will lose your faith”

It’s no secret that Catholics in the 21st century are often confused and frustrated by the dismal situation in their Church. With the clergy sexual abuse scandal, high-ranking prelates participating in drug-fueled orgies, mortal sin and sacrilege being normalized, and now the apparent selling out of faithful Chinese Catholics to their atheistic, mass-murdering persecutors by … Continue reading “Say your Catholic prayers every day, or you will lose your faith”

Can Anything Stop the Good Times?

“Can Anything Stop the Good Times?” asked a recent Wall Street Journal article in which its writers went on to discuss the extremely optimistic attitudes exhibited by bankers and business executives at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Many people today are apparently asking themselves the same question. It would seem that the … Continue reading Can Anything Stop the Good Times?

Saint John of Damascus on the Names of God

Saint John of Damascus on the Names of God “Since the Divinity is incomprehensible, He must remain absolutely nameless. Accordingly, since we do not know His essence, let us not look for a name for His essence, for names are indicative of what things are. However, although God is good and has brought us from … Continue reading Saint John of Damascus on the Names of God

Saint John of Damascus on God and the Holy Trinity

Saint John of Damascus on God and the Holy Trinity Chapter 13. “The Divinity, therefore, is absolutely unchangeable and inalterable. For, all things which are not in our power He predetermined by His foreknowledge, each one in its own proper time and place. It is in this sense that it is said: ‘Neither does the … Continue reading Saint John of Damascus on God and the Holy Trinity