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15 Quotes from Cardinal Ratzinger's Letter to the Bishops on Homosexuality

15 Quotes from Cardinal Ratzinger’s Letter to the Bishops on Homosexuality

"The Church, in rejecting erroneous opinions regarding homosexuality, does not limit but rather defends personal freedom and dignity realistically and authentically understood."
The 12 Step Biblical Guide to the Pope and Infallibility

The 12 Step Biblical Guide to the Pope and Infallibility

The pope leads the King's people according to the King's laws and at times must clarify those laws so the people may continue to live in full adherence to the King.
The 6 Step Guide to Aquinas' Natural Law in a Modern World

The 6 Step Guide to Aquinas’ Natural Law in a Modern World

Aquinas teaches the three precepts of Natural Law are (1) self-preservation (2) procreation & education of offspring, and (3) natural inclination toward the good, God.
3 Steps to Understand How Humanity Participates in Natural Law

3 Steps to Understand How Humanity Participates in Natural Law

The vehicle by which man knows Natural Law is reason and understanding. Here, Aquinas makes a second important distinction – some men will understand more, some less. Aquinas is not promoting an egalitarian view of reason. All men may know, but all men will not know equally.
In Dust and Ashes: 21 Images from the Book of Job

In Dust and Ashes: 21 Images from the Book of Job

Listers, the following is the entire gallery of William Blake’s Illustrations of the Book of Job. The gallery displayed is known as the Linell Set (AD 1821) and contains 21 watercolor pieces. There is also an earlier watercolor gallery known as the Butts set (1806). Later, Blake went on to recreate the images on engraved...
Facing God: 6 Memes on Celebrating the Mass Ad Orientem

Facing God: 6 Memes on Celebrating the Mass Ad Orientem

Catholic churches are traditionally built facing the East, because, as Cardinal Ratzinger taught, this direction reflects the "cosmic sign of the rising sun which symbolizes the universality of God."
Divine Government: 6 Questions by Aquinas on the Eternal Law

Divine Government: 6 Questions by Aquinas on the Eternal Law

The following list is taken from the Summa Theologica Prima Secundae question 93, entitled, The Eternal Law. A proper understanding of the Eternal Law of God, the Divine Government, serves as an excellent foundation to issues such as politics, natural law, divine providence, hell, and nature.
The Story of the Magi in 12 Works of Art

The Story of the Magi in 12 Works of Art

Listers, the Three Magi are wrapped in mystery yet remain an indispensable part of the Nativity Narrative. The term magi has strong connections to a Persian religious caste that produced pagan priests for Medes. It is arguably the same caste from which the Zoroaster of  Zoroastrianism arose. The priestly caste held much clout amongst the people and...
60 Philosophy Memes for you Lovers of Wisdom

60 Philosophy Memes for you Lovers of Wisdom

      What did you think? Any philosophers you would have liked to have seen? Have a meme you think should make the list? Share below. 
When Santa Punched a Heretic in the Face: 13 Memes on St. Nicholas

When Santa Punched a Heretic in the Face: 13 Memes on St. Nicholas

During the First Ecumenical Council of Nicea (AD 325), Arius was called upon to defend his position on the inferiority of Christ. Saint Nicholas just couldn’t listen to all of Arius’ nonsense and so he stood up and laid in to Arius with his fist.