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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: 10 Advantages of Ad Orientem

Facing God: 10 Advantages of 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

isters, 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.
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.
13 Memes on Catholicism & Science

13 Memes on Catholicism & Science

Listers, "faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth."
Sanctifying & Actual Grace: 34 Questions on the Effects of Redemption

Sanctifying & Actual Grace: 34 Questions on the Effects of Redemption

God gives to everyone He creates sufficient grace to save his soul; and if persons do not save their souls, it is because they have not used the grace given.
58 Questions on Why the Catholic Church is the Only True Church of Jesus Christ

58 Questions on Why the Catholic Church is the Only True Church of Jesus Christ

Since the Church can not err, it could never be reformed in its teaching of faith or morals. Those who say the Church needed reformation in faith or morals accuse Our Lord of falsehood and deception.
A Catholic Guide to Thomas Hobbes: 12 Things You Should Know

A Catholic Guide to Thomas Hobbes: 12 Things You Should Know

"I put for a general inclination of all mankind a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceases only in death."
49 Questions on the Sacrament of Confession

49 Questions on the Sacrament of Confession

It is a grievous offense willfully to conceal a mortal sin in Confession, because we thereby tell a lie to the Holy Ghost, and make our Confession worthless.
Blessed Beer is the Best Beer: 10 Photos of Delicious Monk-Made Ale

Blessed Beer is the Best Beer: 10 Photos of Delicious Monk-Made Ale

Bless, + O Lord, this creature beer, which thou hast deigned to produce from the fat of grain.
Why Does God Not Grant All Our Prayers? - 27 Basic Questions on Prayer

Why Does God Not Grant All Our Prayers? – 27 Basic Questions on Prayer

Mental prayer, called meditation, in which we spend the time thinking of God or of one or more of the truths He has revealed, that by these thoughts we may be persuaded to lead holier lives.
A History of Catholicism & Evolution in 30 Quotes

A History of Catholicism & Evolution in 30 Quotes

"Intelligent design isn't science even though it pretends to be. If you want to teach it in schools, intelligent design should be taught when religion or cultural history is taught, not science."
Aquinas is Not Impressed: 12 Memes of the Angelic Doctor

Aquinas is Not Impressed: 12 Memes of the Angelic Doctor

Pope Leo XIII once said that St. Thomas Aquinas was "like the sun, he heated the world with the warmth of his virtues and filled it with the splendor of his teaching."
Angelic Warfare Confraternity: 37 Questions on this Sacred Pact

Angelic Warfare Confraternity: 37 Questions on this Sacred Pact

The Angelic Warfare Confraternity is supernatural brotherhood or fellowship of men and women bound to one another in love and dedicated to pursuing and promoting chastity together under the powerful patronage St. Thomas Aquinas and the Blessed Virgin Mary.
6 Reasons Euthanasia is Incompatible with Modernity's Own Philosophy

6 Reasons Euthanasia is Incompatible with Modernity’s Own Philosophy

Drunk off its political and scientific successes, modern thought and practice have abandoned the modest and moderate beginnings of political modernity.
The Right to Become Dead: 6 Introductory Thoughts on Assisted Suicide

The Right to Become Dead: 6 Introductory Thoughts on Assisted Suicide

If we all die, why fight to secure it as a right? The matter at hand is not death, simply speaking, but rather assisted suicide – “in short, a right to become dead, by assistance if necessary.”
6 Lessons from Pope Francis' First Holy Week 2013

6 Lessons from Pope Francis’ First Holy Week 2013

"Help one another. This is what Jesus teaches us. This is what I do. And I do it with my heart. I do this with my heart because it is my duty, as a priest and bishop I must be at your service."
The Agony of the Cross: 2 Thoughts on How Christ Can Suffer Grief and Have Beatific Knowledge

The Agony of the Cross: 2 Thoughts on How Christ Can Suffer Grief and Have Beatific Knowledge

How can Christ call out "My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?" if he has the grace of Beatific Knowledge?