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  • The Catechism of St. Thomas Aquinas THE FIFTH ARTICLE: "He Descended into Hell."

    01/27/2009 9:00:20 PM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies · 498+ views
    Nazareth Resource Library ^ | 1274 | St. Thomas Aquinas
    The Catechism of St. Thomas Aquinas THE FIFTH ARTICLE: "He Descended into Hell." The death of Christ was the separation of His soul from His body as it is with other men. But the Divinity was so indissolubly conjoined to the Man Christ that although His soul and body were disunited, His Divinity was always most perfectly united to both the soul and body. This we have seen above. Therefore in the Sepulchre His body was together with the Son of God who together with His soul descended into hell.[1] REASONS FOR CHRIST'S DESCENT There are four reasons why...
  • Jane Austen’s Guide to Thomistic Virtue Ethics

    12/18/2014 3:27:19 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    lauramcalister ^ | December 17, 2014
    Everyone knows that good Christian girls love Jane Austen.But perhaps not everyone knows that good Catholic Christian girls also love St. Thomas Aquinas.That is why I had to have mama fetch my smelling salts when the Masked Thomist linked me to a whole series of posts on Austen, Aquinas and Aristotle at the Dominicana blog. In a series of 5 posts, Br. Aquinas Beale argues that, There is something more than romance and drama in the novels of Jane Austen, namely a systematic approach to leading the good and happy life. It’s true you know.Austen’s novels are a perfect education in...
  • God Exists – I Can Prove It! Pt. 2

    11/15/2014 10:13:39 PM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | September 18, 2014 | Tim Staples
    God Exists – I Can Prove It! Pt. 2 In my last blog post, we pretty much nailed the idea that the universe has a beginning. And if it has a beginning, it must have a Beginner who is omnipotent.In a recent discussion with an atheist, however, I got an interesting retort at this point:Just because there was a “beginning” of this universe of ours, does not mean there could not have been other universes before ours. Moreover, how do you know there are not parallel universes to ours and that ours came from one or more of them? Or,...
  • God Exists – I Can Prove It! Pt. 1

    11/14/2014 9:00:07 PM PST · by GonzoII · 40 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | August 31, 2014 | Tim Staples
    God Exists – I Can Prove It! Pt. 1 As a Catholic apologist, I hear way too many sad stories from parents telling of children gone astray. Little Johnny (or little Janey) went off to college and got ”enlightened” as to the truth about God and science. The refrain is repeated: “Science has disproved the existence of God, mom and dad. All that we know or can know exists is what we see in the material universe and that can be scientifically proven. Any notion of ‘spirit’ or a ‘supreme being’ is based purely on emotion and wishful thinking.”The parents are always devastated and often...
  • Thomas Aquinas on Islam

    03/08/2011 7:12:39 AM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Catholic ^ | 3/7/11 | Brad Birzer
    At the risk of being presumed rather caustic–especially considering the heinous acts perpetrated against the Copts this past weekend–I offer this tidbit from St. Thomas Aquinas on Islam. On the other hand, those who founded sects committed to erroneous doctrines proceeded in a way that is opposite to this. The point is clear in the case of Mohammed. He seduced the people by promises of carnal pleasure to which the concupiscence of the flesh goads us. His teachings also contain precepts that were in conformity with his promises, and he gave free rein to carnal pleasure. In all this, as...
  • 12 Historical Quotes Against Sodomy That Every Christian Should Know

    01/03/2014 8:40:04 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 19 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 12-14-13 | TFP Student Action
    For millennia the Catholic Church has consistently opposed unnatural vice. Here is a brief sampling of useful quotes from Saints, Doctors of the Church, Church Fathers and Ecclesiastical Writers who condemn homosexual vice in their writings. 1. Athenagoras of Athens (2nd Century) Athenagoras of Athens was a philosopher who converted to Christianity in the second century. He shows that the pagans, who were totally immoral, did not even refrain from sins against nature: "But though such is our character (Oh. why should I speak of things unfit to be uttered?), the things said of us are an example of the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SUMMA THEOLOGICA, 01-12-13

    01/12/2013 9:15:45 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies ^ | 01-12-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):SUMMA THEOLOGICA The principal doctrinal synthesis in Catholic theology, written by St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-74). The method used was the application of Aristotelian philosophy in the systematic and rational explanation of dogma and morals, without any substantial modification of the traditional teaching of the Church. Its central theme is God considered under aspects: 1. he is studied as Being, not only in himself but also outside himself, as the source of all things; 2. he is then seen as the Good, that is, as the end of created beings and especially of angels and men; 3....
  • Social Justice According to Pius XI

    01/01/2013 2:03:44 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    hprweb ^ | DECEMBER 26, 2012 | THOMAS STORCK
    The term “social justice”… is the key term and concept of Catholic social teaching … with all the other aspects of the Church’s social doctrine—the principle of subsidiarity, the just wage or the right to private property—are related to, and rely, on the existence of social justice. The term “social justice,” though common enough today, is little understood by most of those who use it—whether they consider themselves friends and practitioners of social justice, or they regard it as a suspect term of probably socialist origin. But the term does have a precise meaning. That meaning and the significance of...
  • The Death of Bin Laden: Legitimate and Illegitimate Rejoicing

    05/23/2011 12:14:45 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    Tradition Family and Property ^ | May 11, 2011 | Luiz Sérgio Solimeo
    The Death of Bin Laden: Legitimate and Illegitimate Rejoicing Written by Luiz Sérgio Solimeo    May 11, 2011 Share Tweet The extraordinary feat of the Navy Seals taking the compound where Bin Laden was hiding by surprise, and killing him, gave rise to manifestations of joy among numerous people who saw themselves free from an implacable enemy of the nation and because justice had been served on the mastermind of the 9/11 attack which killed 2,977 people, mostly Americans.1 It Is Not Licit to Rejoice at the Harm Suffered by Fellow Human Beings… Following this spontaneous explosion of jubilee...
  • Pope's visit: 'Science cannot explain human existence'

    09/22/2010 11:07:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Guardian ^ | September 17, 2010 | Riazat Butt and John Hooper
    The pope intervened in the debate over the origins of the universe today by claiming that science could not explain the "ultimate meaning" of human existence.Speaking at St Mary's University College in Strawberry Hill, south-west London, Benedict told an audience of religious leaders from different faiths that the human and natural sciences provided us with an "invaluable understanding" of aspects of our existence.But he said science could not satisfy the "fundamental" question about why we exist."They cannot satisfy the deepest longings of the human heart, they cannot fully explain to us our origin and our destiny, why and for what...
  • Homosexual Banished From Theological Academy of St Thomas Aquinas in Rome

    07/27/2010 12:30:34 PM PDT · by 0beron · 17 replies · 1+ views
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 07/272010 | Tancred
    After his "Outing" as a Homosexual and his denial of Church teaching on Homosexuality a letter of the Academy President followed: "With deep pain" and horror to review Professor Berger's past "opinions". Rome ( The theologian David Berger (42) was dismissed from the faculty of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Any further activity there at the institution would be denied, in the view of "some points of Church teaching" which do not belong. This was reported by Frankfurter Rundshau. The certified theologian and special expert on the theology of St. Thomas Aquinas is primarily employed as a Gymnasium (College Preparatory...
  • Three Reasons for Teaching the Bible [St. Thomas Aquinas]

    03/23/2010 5:58:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies · 336+ views
    The Sacred ^ | March 23, 2010 | Brant Pitre
    Three Reasons for Teaching the Bible   Why teach the Bible?   In his inaugural lecture at the University of Paris, when St. Thomas Aquinas was installed as Magister in Sacra Pagina--note, as a master commentator on the Bible, not first and foremost as a philosopher--Thomas gave three primary reasons, based on a quotation from the book of Baruch: "This is the book of the commandments of God, and the law that is for ever. All that keep it shall come to life: but they that have forsaken it, to death" (Baruch 4:1) [Thomas speaking:] According to Augustine in On...

    01/30/2010 10:41:25 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies · 496+ views
    Zna ^ | January 29, 2010
    SOUTH BEND, Indiana, JAN. 29, 2010 ( Prominent Catholic author, professor and cultural commentator Ralph McInerny died today at the age of 80. "I have no voice or words to speak our loss. Not yet. Not today," Joseph Bottom of First Things wrote today on the magazine's Web site. Ralph McInerny was a professor of philosophy and the Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He held degrees from St. Paul Seminary, University of Minnesota and Laval University, and had taught at the University of Notre Dame since 1955. He directed the Jacques...
  • Another 'champion of abortion' becomes defender of life: the story of Sotjan Adasevic

    11/14/2008 7:10:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 25 replies · 775+ views ^ | Madrid, Nov 12, 2008
    In describing his conversion, Adasevic “dreamed about a beautiful field full of children and young people who were playing and laughing, from 4 to 24 years of age, but who ran away from him in fear. A man dressed in a black and white habit stared at him in silence. The dream was repeated each night and he would wake up in a cold sweat. One night he asked the man in black and white who he was. ‘My name is Thomas Aquinas,’ the man in his dream responded. Adasevic, educated in communist schools, had never heard of the Dominican...
  • Candidates say Scripture justifies war

    09/02/2007 5:04:30 AM PDT · by Clear Rivers · 33 replies · 909+ views
    Spartanburg Herald-Journal ^ | September 2, 2007 | Jason Spencer
    If you happened to be in a crowded room at The Beacon Drive-In one Wednesday in late August, you would have heard a man in a suit reference Genesis Chapter 50, the book of Isaiah, and using two fish and five loaves of bread to feed thousands of people. It wasn't a sermon. It was former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a 2008 presidential contender, during a stump speech in front of a room full of Republicans. Using biblical references on the campaign trail isn't unusual, especially in the conservative core of South Carolina. Often, they can be heard when candidates...
  • Not so much catechism as conviction (Thomas Aquinas College Produces a Harvest of Priests)

    08/20/2007 12:50:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 516+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | August 16, 2007
    Five alumni of Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula were ordained to the priesthood this year, bringing the total number of alumni priests to 47. The college also boasts 20 graduates who are religious brothers and sisters, and an additional 35 in seminaries preparing for the priesthood. These numbers are especially striking for a small, private college with only 2100 alumni and a maximum enrollment of 350 students. California Catholic Daily interviewed Fr. Sebastian Walshe, a TAC graduate now belonging to the Norbertine St. Michael's Abbey in Silverado, California. Father Walshe has been a Norbertine priest for two years. Does...
  • FAITH-BASED U (intellectual freedom alive and well on religious campuses)

    02/20/2005 3:20:38 AM PST · by Liz · 11 replies · 443+ views
    NY POST ^ | February 20, 2005 | ARNOLD AHLERT
    In "God On The Quad" Naomi Schaefer Riley reveals that some of the popular assumptions made about religious colleges — citadels of intolerant thinking, with inferior curricula and in-your-face religious zealotry — are either outdated or simply wrong. She profiles a number of individual schools including: Mormon stronghold Brigham Young University; Fundamentalist Christian Bob Jones University; Catholic Notre Dame and Thomas Aquinas College, one of the quirkiest schools mentioned; Jewish Yeshiva University, and Evangelical (Baptist) Baylor University. Unsurprisingly, the biggest issue religious colleges face is how to reconcile the seemingly incompatible nature of secularism, with its accent on post-modern, radical...
  • The Delusion of Darwinian Natural Law

    12/27/2003 12:44:51 AM PST · by bdeaner · 200 replies · 1,714+ views
    Acton Institute ^ | 12/27/03 | Marc D. Guerra
    The Delusion of Darwinian Natural Law Marc D. GuerraIn a short, inconspicuous paragraph in the conclusion to the first edition of On the Origin of Species, Darwin speculates that "in the distant future … psychology will be based on a new foundation, that of the necessary acquirement of each mental power and capacity by gradation." One hundred and forty years later, Darwin's eerie prediction about the revolutionary effect of his work on human beings' self-understanding seems all too prophetic. After a century of dissemination, the once-novel theory of evolution is widely accepted as established scientific fact. Given the quasi-religious hold...