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

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

Petrine Primacy in Sacred Scripture & the Early Church

“As long as Christ, ‘the Master and the Lord’ (John xiii. 13), remained visibly on earth, there was no room or need for any other visible head. But since He willed that His kingdom should be visible, he was obliged, when He ascended into heaven, to designate a vicegerent on earth. ‘Should any one say … Continue reading Petrine Primacy in Sacred Scripture & the Early Church

Not By Faith Alone

“You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.” - James 2:24 - A straightforward reading of James 2:24 refutes the Protestant suggestion of justification by faith alone. It is because of this implication that Protestants will diligently work to reinterpret this passage in order to defend their revolutionary doctrine of … Continue reading Not By Faith Alone