The Security of Experiencing the Divine

“I am far from denying the real force of the arguments in proof of a God…but these do not warm me or enlighten me; they do not take away the winter of my desolation, or make the buds unfold and the leaves grow within me, and my moral being rejoice.” - - Bl. John Henry … Continue reading The Security of Experiencing the Divine

Wolfgang Smith, Intelligent Design, & Theistic Evolution

Discovering the work of Wolfgang Smith is an invigorating intellectual and spiritual experience. It is a remarkably brilliant synthesis of Catholic orthodoxy, perennial wisdom, and authentic scientific discovery received and chronicled by a single mind. I am indebted to Smith’s influence for several reasons, and one of these reasons is that his intellectual vision and erudition … Continue reading Wolfgang Smith, Intelligent Design, & Theistic Evolution

It’s Time to Stop Compromising with Satan

Belle Plaine, Minnesota is a town of just under 7,000 residents, yet this past year it found itself in the national spotlight due to a religious controversy that has become an all-too-common story. This past summer, some of the town’s residents, with the city government’s permission, erected a memorial in a park dedicated to military … Continue reading It’s Time to Stop Compromising with Satan

The Growing Philosophical Influence of Edward Feser, Thomism, & Neo-Scholasticism

During my time in RCIA I spend many hours discussing philosophy and theology with a great priest named Fr. Joseph. At one point in the conversation we were discussing the issues surrounding modern atheism and in this context he recommended that I read a book titled, The Last Superstition, by Edward Feser. I had no … Continue reading The Growing Philosophical Influence of Edward Feser, Thomism, & Neo-Scholasticism

Court Jesters & the Culture of Death: Exposing the Vacuous Thought Experiment of Paul Tomlinson

In this recent Salon article, Paul Rosenberg advances a thought experiment introduced by writer Paul Tomlinson, that both believe to be utterly devastating to the pro-life position. According to Rosenberg, not only does Tomlinson refute the pro-life position, he also exposes the entire movement for being made up of hypocritical liars motivated by a desire … Continue reading Court Jesters & the Culture of Death: Exposing the Vacuous Thought Experiment of Paul Tomlinson

Converting to the Catholic Faith & Discerning Truth

Because it is the 500th year of the Protestant revolt, I have been reflecting upon my own conversion into the one, true Catholic Church. In doing so, I have been frequenting Protestant Facebook pages, especially of the reformed Calvinist position because that is where I made my last stand as a Protestant. In addition to … Continue reading Converting to the Catholic Faith & Discerning Truth

The Augustinian Argument for the Existence of God

I have been spending time highlighting arguments for the existence of God presented by Edward Feser in his book, Five Proofs of the Existence of God. Thus far, I have covered his presentation of the Aristotelian and Neo-Platonic arguments. The third argument presented by Feser is the Augustinian proof. Here is the Augustinian proof, which … Continue reading The Augustinian Argument for the Existence of God

Identifying the Ideological Enemy of the Catholic Church

"Hence we find Liberalism laying down as the basis of its propaganda the following principles: The absolute sovereignty of the individual in his entire independence of God and God’s authority. The absolute sovereignty of society in its entire independence of everything which does not proceed from itself. Absolute civil sovereignty in the implied right of … Continue reading Identifying the Ideological Enemy of the Catholic Church

The Neoplatonic Argument for the Existence of God

In an earlier post I mentioned some of the names that have done important work to undermine the credibility of new atheism and its presuppositions of metaphysical naturalism, epistemological scientism, and moral nihilism. The individuals highlighted were Wolfgang Smith, David Bentley Hart, and Edward Feser. I proceeded to focus on the work Feser is doing … Continue reading The Neoplatonic Argument for the Existence of God