Western Civilization has inherited a historical narrative that promised mankind a world of unyielding prosperity, freedom, and peace. The primary means to achieve this lofty goal was through the scientific method applied to the intricate investigation of nature. At first glance it would seem as though this scientific missionary activity has been wildly successful. The … Continue reading The Philos-Sophia Initiative
The Socratic Catholic blog has not spent much time addressing the internal politics of the Catholic Church and the Vatican. There are a number of reasons for not covering this kind of material, most of which is the fact that there are already a variety of traditionalist Catholic web pages and periodicals doing exactly this … Continue reading The Kingdom of God Must Be Defended Like Any Other Kingdom
It’s no secret that Catholics in the 21st century are often confused and frustrated by the dismal situation in their Church. With the clergy sexual abuse scandal, high-ranking prelates participating in drug-fueled orgies, mortal sin and sacrilege being normalized, and now the apparent selling out of faithful Chinese Catholics to their atheistic, mass-murdering persecutors by … Continue reading “Say your Catholic prayers every day, or you will lose your faith”
“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?
The embeddedness of media malpractice in modern Western culture is beyond evidential dispute. The “fake news” meme that has been used against major news outlets is only labeling what has been the case for decades (if not all of American history). The most recent example of the fake news phenomena working to further expose the … Continue reading Media Malpractice
Saint John of Damascus on the Names of God “Since the Divinity is incomprehensible, He must remain absolutely nameless. Accordingly, since we do not know His essence, let us not look for a name for His essence, for names are indicative of what things are. However, although God is good and has brought us from … Continue reading Saint John of Damascus on the Names of God
Saint John of Damascus on God and the Holy Trinity Chapter 13. “The Divinity, therefore, is absolutely unchangeable and inalterable. For, all things which are not in our power He predetermined by His foreknowledge, each one in its own proper time and place. It is in this sense that it is said: ‘Neither does the … Continue reading Saint John of Damascus on God and the Holy Trinity
One of the pillars of the postmodern narrative that has corrupted the humanities is that there is no objective truth to be discovered in the world, and that everything necessarily involved in defining the existential predicament of existence is a relativistic construct. These relativistic constructs are used as an ideological cudgel against any competing worldview … Continue reading The Plague of Postmodernism
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 –
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?