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 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

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?

Refuting the Summa of the Libertarian Catholic – Part III.c –

The Summa of the Libertarian Catholic, article III, makes three arguments in their attempt to unite libertarianism to the Catholic faith. They attempt a general philosophical argument, an appeal to papal authority, and also appeal to the writing of Saint Thomas Aquinas to support their position. Previous articles have already addressed the mistakes of the … Continue reading Refuting the Summa of the Libertarian Catholic – Part III.c –

Why Are We Still Marching For Life?

Since Roe v. Wade, and especially under the conservative movement solidified under the Reagan Presidency, the Republican Party has considered itself to be an advocate for the pro-life movement. Each election cycle, Christians of every variety head to the polls in order to pull the lever for the G.O.P. candidate, expecting thereby to finally end … Continue reading Why Are We Still Marching For Life?

Poland’s Rosary Rallies: An Example for American Catholics

In early October of this year, an estimated one million Catholic Poles gathered on the borders of their nation to pray the Rosary for peace in the world and for the protection of their country. The event, which was wholly organized by lay people, even received recognition from the Polish prime minister, who tweeted his … Continue reading Poland’s Rosary Rallies: An Example for American Catholics

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