Saint Francis de Sales: See How Long Your Reformers Have Been Condemned – Part II

“Eunomius would not yield to plurality, dignity, antiquity, as S. Basil testifies. He said that faith alone was sufficient for salvation and justified. As to the first point, see Beza in his treatise on the marks of the Church; as to the second, does it not agree with that celebrated sentence of Luther’s, whom Beza … Continue reading Saint Francis de Sales: See How Long Your Reformers Have Been Condemned – Part II

Saint Francis de Sales: See How Long Your Reformers Have Been Condemned – Part I

“I am now concerned to show how your ministers have degraded the holiness and majesty of the spouse of Jesus Christ. They cry out loud and clear that she has remained eight hundred years adulterous and antichristians, from S. Gregory to Wycliffe – whom Beza considers the first restorer of Christianity. Calvin indeed would shield … Continue reading Saint Francis de Sales: See How Long Your Reformers Have Been Condemned – Part I

Pope Saint Pius X: Pascendi Dominici Gregis

- Pope St. Pius X – Pascendi Dominici Gregis - The Modernist as Apologist 35. The Modernist apologist depends in two ways on the philosopher. First, indirectly, inasmuch as his subject-matter is history – history dictated, as we have seen, by the philosopher; and, secondly, directly, inasmuch as he takes both his doctrines and his … Continue reading Pope Saint Pius X: Pascendi Dominici Gregis

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

Wolfgang Smith & The Pitfall of Astrophysical Cosmology

“We propose now to look at the big bang scenario from a theological perspective. Leaving aside the question as to whether this cosmology is factually correct, we shall treat it as a kind of myth or icon, a symbol to be read. What, then, does the big bang signify? What above all strikes one is … Continue reading Wolfgang Smith & The Pitfall of Astrophysical Cosmology

Revolution Begets Revolution

This year will mark the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s revolt and will be celebrated by many who would consider themselves traditional, conservative, and biblical. This, however, is a contradiction. Conserving tradition and furthering revolution are fundamentally at odds. Preserving that which has been handed down cannot at the same time be rebelled against in … Continue reading Revolution Begets Revolution

Pope Saint Pius X, Pray For Us!

Today we celebrate the feast day of the great warrior saint who stood boldly against the heresy of modernism, Pope Saint Pius X. Pope Saint Pius X initiated his pontificate with the encyclical letter, E Supremi Apostalatus (On the Restoration of All Things in Christ). In this encyclical Pius X describes the ideological environment of … Continue reading Pope Saint Pius X, Pray For Us!

Metaphysics as Seeing: The Christic Center of the Metaphysical Journey

In the quest to enter metaphysics as ‘seeing’ it is essential to establish the importance and necessity of a metaphysical schematic for understanding reality. Metaphysics is important because it is needed to answer the fundamental questions of life, and it is necessary because we interpret reality through the principles of first philosophy. Now, we are … Continue reading Metaphysics as Seeing: The Christic Center of the Metaphysical Journey

Metaphysics as Seeing: The Necessity of Metaphysics

The journey toward metaphysics as seeing requires preliminary steps to be taken. The first step is to appreciate that when investigating the five most basic questions of life[1] a metaphysical schematic is required, that is, the importance of metaphysics must be recognized. After identifying the importance of metaphysics, another preliminary step is essential in the … Continue reading Metaphysics as Seeing: The Necessity of Metaphysics

Metaphysics as Seeing: The Importance of Metaphysics

There are five primary questions every person will wrestle with throughout their life, and how these questions are answered will shape who they are and what they might become. Even if these questions are ignored, or suppressed, they will remain lurking in the psyche of each individual. And because there is no escape from these … Continue reading Metaphysics as Seeing: The Importance of Metaphysics