Posts tagged "Augustine"
Great Books: 31 Political Works Recommended by Faithful Catholic Colleges

Great Books: 31 Political Works Recommended by Faithful Catholic Colleges

Listers, certain “Great Books” have shaped the course of the Western world. Mortimer J. Adler, a Roman Catholic philosopher and professor, presented three criterion for a book to be considered “great,” he stated: The book has contemporary significance: that is, it has relevance to the problems and issues of our times. The book is inexhaustible:...
Early Church: 12 Quotes on Homosexuality and Other Sexual Sins

Early Church: 12 Quotes on Homosexuality and Other Sexual Sins

"[H]aving forbidden all unlawful marriage, and all unseemly practice, and the union of women with women and men with men..."
The 2 Books by Cardinal Ratzinger that Will Change Your Life

The 2 Books by Cardinal Ratzinger that Will Change Your Life

“Politics is the realm of reason – not of a merely technological, calculating reason, but of moral reason, since the goal of the state, and hence the ultimate goal of all politics, has a moral nature, namely, peace and justice.”
Modern Man Has Lost His Way: 13 Comments on the Western Heritage of Christ and Socrates

Modern Man Has Lost His Way: 13 Comments on the Western Heritage of Christ and Socrates

"The controversy as to the relations between Pope and Emperor, stripped of its non-essentials, was a controversy as to the end and purpose of life on earth." - J.W. Allen
Lust and Our Common Good: 4 Observations by St. Thomas Aquinas

Lust and Our Common Good: 4 Observations by St. Thomas Aquinas

The question Is lust a sin? seems absurd, but by asking these questions and answering them in thomistic fullness the Angelic Doctor is able to lead us into profound observations.
8 Thoughts on Whether Gluttony Is a Sin

8 Thoughts on Whether Gluttony Is a Sin

Listers, the following is taken in full from St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica II-II.148.1 On Gluttony. The Summa Theologica is widely considered the magnum opus of the Angelic Doctor's short life. The work is broken down into a question and answer format and its importance is best summed up by the fact it was laid...
5 Questions on the Difference Between Knowledge and Wisdom

5 Questions on the Difference Between Knowledge and Wisdom

Understanding the distinction between "knowledge" and "wisdom," and how it affects our lives, our education, and our Catholic faith.
6 Books for a Proper Introduction to Catholic Political Thought

6 Books for a Proper Introduction to Catholic Political Thought

The following works have been selected because they share the common theme of addressing Catholic political thought within the longstanding tradition of the Catholic Church. The works address what Spinoza entitled the theologico-political problem.
Pope Benedict XVI's 11 Introductory Steps to Understanding the Writings of Aquinas

Pope Benedict XVI’s 11 Introductory Steps to Understanding the Writings of Aquinas

"In Aquino moreover, on that same day, again with reference to St Thomas, Paul VI said, "all of us who are faithful sons and daughters of the Church can and must be his disciples, at least to some extent!"
Queen of the Sciences: 4 Questions to Understand the Throne of Theology

Queen of the Sciences: 4 Questions to Understand the Throne of Theology

Modernity has attempted - with great anthropic success - to dethrone the Divine Science as Queen of all other bodies of knowledge.
The Elephant and the Lamb: 7 Catholic Quotes on Scripture

The Elephant and the Lamb: 7 Catholic Quotes on Scripture

"Holy Scripture is a stream in which the elephant may swim and the lamb may wade." Pope St. Gregory
Think Like a Catholic: 7 Questions on the Four Laws

Think Like a Catholic: 7 Questions on the Four Laws

"Catholics should not judge nor live their Catholic lives according to modernity, but should judge and live within modernity according to Catholicism."
I STAND WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: 10 Graphics In Defense of the Church

I STAND WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: 10 Graphics In Defense of the Church

An unjust law is no law at all - we will not and cannot not comply.
Tactics: 6 Thoughts on Whether It Is Lawful to Lay Ambushes in War

Tactics: 6 Thoughts on Whether It Is Lawful to Lay Ambushes in War

"Now we are not always bound to do this, since even in the Sacred Doctrine many things have to be concealed, especially from unbelievers, lest they deride it, according to Matthew 7:6: 'Give not that which is holy, to dogs.'
Catholics and War: 7 Thoughts from St. Thomas Aquinas

Catholics and War: 7 Thoughts from St. Thomas Aquinas

"True religion looks upon as peaceful those wars that are waged not for motives of aggrandizement, or cruelty, but with the object of securing peace, of punishing evil-doers, and of uplifting the good." - St. Augustine
5 Ways the Incarnation Pulled Humanity From Evil

5 Ways the Incarnation Pulled Humanity From Evil

Aquinas comments on the Incarnation and the five ways it draws humanity from evil.
5 Ways the Incarnation Moved Us Toward the Goodness of God

5 Ways the Incarnation Moved Us Toward the Goodness of God

St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica, the Angelic Doctor catalogues five reasons the Incarnation moved humanity toward the Goodness of God.
St. Augustine on Caring for the Dead: 6 Exhortations

St. Augustine on Caring for the Dead: 6 Exhortations

"The duty of such prayers is taught us by the Church, which hath undertaken, as an obligation, to offer them for all the departed of the Christian and Catholic fellowship in a general commemoration without mention of names." - St. Augustine
PRAY FOR US: 10 Other Marian Quotes

PRAY FOR US: 10 Other Marian Quotes

"She is more Mother than Queen." Saint Therese of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church