The Metaphysics of Darwin

Darwin was always unsettled by the implications of his theory, and his growing agnosticism, along with his eventual belief that there was no soul,...

Bonaventure and Thomas

(In light of the recent feast of Saint Bonaventure, on July 15th, here are some thoughts on the great Franciscan cardinal, scholastic, doctor of...

Feminists Have Lost Their Mission

I share one thing in common with feminists:  I’ve never understood the women who call themselves “pro-life feminists.”  Being pro-abortion is not only the...

Einstein’s God

Max Jammer valiantly tried to make sense of Einstein’s religious notions in his book Einstein and Religion, but few of his readers would contest...

The Collapse of the Rule of Law

Another day, and more mayhem, with no end in sight.  Five police officers assassinated, others wounded, by snipers at a Black Lives Matter protest,...

The Christian and Depression            

 I strongly encourage anyone who is discouraged or depressed to read the third chapter of the book of Tobit. In this passage, two people...

Theotokos, or Christotokos? A Christmas Heresy

I will often ask my students in class whether Christ was a human person.  The answer may seem straightforward:  Of course He was (or...
kids bulletin

The Kids’ Bulletin: A fun way for Catholic kids to learn about the...

 Yes, the title and subtitle above taken from the Kids’ Bulletin website best describes a liturgy project that is being well received by parents,...

The Question of ‘Bioethics’

“Three generations of imbeciles are enough.” – Supreme Court decision Buck vs. Bell Carrie Buck was 17 when she was forced to enter the Virginia...

Argumentative Starting Points

Jesus provides us with a motive for acting, viz., the love of God, which in practical terms produces a love of our neighbours. The...