On God

HOW TO KNOW THAT THE CATHOLIC FAITH IS TRUE

Apr 10th, 2017 | By

One of the problems with people like Richard Dawkins and the other “new atheists” is that they lump all Christians into one category – the category of the gullible/”blind faith”/anti-intellectual “fundamentalist” and they think that by refuting such easy targets they have therefore debunked all of Christianity. But of course, this commits the straw man

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DOES GENESIS REALLY CONFLICT WITH MODERN SCIENCE?

Mar 27th, 2017 | By

A lot of people think that the book of Genesis conflicts with modern science. They assume that the creation account there along with the story of Adam cannot be reconciled with what we learn in cosmology or biology. But this is simply not true. Now there are in fact a number of things we do

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WHAT EVERY CATHOLIC NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THEIR FAITH

Mar 22nd, 2017 | By

This is an important message for Catholic parents regarding raising kids in our secular culture. Taken from a talk delivered to the Archdiocese of Newark’s Men’s Conference 2017.   Get The Introduction To The Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas program here. This course covers the following topics (and more): Why Philosophy is Important Why Aquinas’ Philosophy

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WHY THE EVIDENCE SHOWS IT IS VERY FOOLISH TO REJECT CHRISTIANITY

Mar 2nd, 2017 | By

Some people think believing in Christianity is unreasonable. Maybe they have never heard any good reasons in favor of it, or maybe they have. Nevertheless, what many of these people don’t realize is that the rejection of Christianity comes with its own set of absurdities. In this episode of Spiritual Combat, I’ll talk about why the evidence shows

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WE NEED TO GET READY TO DIE

Feb 27th, 2017 | By

Citing Augustine, St. Alphonsus Liguori says “God has not promised you tomorrow; perhaps He will give it to you and perhaps He will deny it to you as He has denied it to so many.” In the middle ages there was an entire genre of literature on the theme of “dying well”. St Robert Bellarmine’s

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Catholic Church Beatifies Famous Japanese Samurai

Feb 13th, 2017 | By

  On Tuesday Feb 7th 2017, the Catholic Church beatified Takayama Ukon, a Japanese Christian samurai and feudal lord who died in exile about 400 years ago after refusing to renounce his faith. According to Wikipedia, Ukon was expelled from Japan after the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, the ruler of the time, prohibited the Christian faith.

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WHY PEOPLE BELIEVE WRONG THINGS (AND HOW TO STOP DOING THAT)

Jan 16th, 2017 | By

Undoubtedly one of the biggest problems in the world is that people believe things that simply aren’t true. But why does this happen? After all nobody really wants to be in error. Nobody wants to have false beliefs. Yet it happens all the time. In this episode of Spiritual Combat, I’ll talk about why people believe

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HOW TO HAVE INTERIOR PEACE

Dec 3rd, 2016 | By

Everyone wants interior peace, that peace of soul that may be described as an overall satisfaction with one’s life. But the problem is almost everyone does things that completely sabotages that peace. In this episode of Spiritual Combat, I’ll talk about how to stop doing that and truly gain interior peace. Click the play button or

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BISHOP BARRON: CATHOLICS ARE DROPPING THE BALL ON APOLOGETICS

Nov 22nd, 2016 | By

This is a great video by Bishop Robert Barron. As I often talk about here, many people, especially the young, are leaving Christianity and the Catholic faith in droves. No it’s not because Church goers aren’t nice enough. It’s not even principally because these people are always mired in sin. It’s because THEY DON’T THINK

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THE PROBLEM WITH SAYING “ONLY SCIENCE GIVES US KNOWLEDGE”

Nov 16th, 2016 | By

Without a doubt, modern science is the most important intellectual influence shaping our culture today. And there is no reason for any philosopher to attack science itself. Science is a wonderful way in which we can acquire knowledge about the world. But the problem is this… Many people today hold an exaggerated view of science.

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