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.
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...
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.
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.
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Listers, "faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth."
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.
"I put for a general inclination of all mankind a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceases only in death."
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.
Bless, + O Lord, this creature beer, which thou hast deigned to produce from the fat of grain.
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.
"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."
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."
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.
Drunk off its political and scientific successes, modern thought and practice have abandoned the modest and moderate beginnings of political modernity.
"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."
How can Christ call out "My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?" if he has the grace of Beatific Knowledge?