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

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

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

The Rationalist Argument for the Existence of God

The fifth argument presented by Edward Feser in his book, Five Proofs, is the rationalist argument. This argument utilizes the principle of sufficient reason, which is usually identified with the rationalist thinker Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, the greatest of the modern philosophers. Before highlighting the argument as it is laid out in Five Proofs, there is … Continue reading The Rationalist Argument for the Existence of God

The Thomistic Argument for the Existence of God

I have been highlighting the arguments for the existence of God as presented by Edward Feser in his work, Five Proofs. Thus far, the Aristotelian argument, the Neoplatonic argument, and the Augustinian argument have all been covered. This brings us to the fourth argument presented in the book, which is the Thomistic argument for the … Continue reading The Thomistic Argument for the Existence of God

Wolfgang Smith’s Pioneering Essay: From Schrodinger’s Cat to Thomistic Ontology

Wolfgang Smith's application of Thomistic ontology to quantum reality is found in his work titled, The Quantum Enigma: Finding the Hidden Key. An essay titled From Schrodinger's Cat to Thomistic Ontology summarizing the above work can be found in Smith's collection of essays titled, Ancient Wisdom and Modern Misconceptions. The 'Schrodinger' essay is now available … Continue reading Wolfgang Smith’s Pioneering Essay: From Schrodinger’s Cat to Thomistic Ontology

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