Just like the “old days”: Metaphysics Guides Science

By Jon|November 19, 2012|News Commentary, Philosophy|

I know this isn't news to any of the readers of this blog, but I thought it was important to post articles that fit right in with the purpose of my writing here. My emphasis is bold and comments blue Why do I say “Just like the old days”? Well, in the papal encyclical Aeterni Patris, Leo XIII talks about restoring philosophy to its former glory–to the days when philosophy entailed

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Pontifical Academy of Latin Established

By Jon|November 14, 2012|Catholicism, Education, Higher Education, Language, Religion|

The long and short of it is that the Church's doctrine has always been available in many languages, even during its development in the Roman empire. However, the language which everything has been translated into and used as official was Latin. To not maintain knowledge of this, is to throw away the key to unlocking your past. Apostolic Letter given motu proprio LATINA LINGUA On the founding of a Pontifical Academy of the Latin

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“Universities Are Holdouts Against Bishops”

By test|November 9, 2012|Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Higher Education, Religion, to be moved|

From the mouths of babes, the famous Fr. McBrien at Notre Dame: Many “progressive Catholics” remain in the Church only because they have found refuge on college campuses “where the long arms of a bishop cannot reach,” writes Fr. Richard McBrien, the Crowley-O’Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, in his latest screed against the Vatican and the U.S. bishops. He also mentions that those who have been waiting

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404 – Page Not Found

By Jon|October 31, 2012|Fun, Humor, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy|

404 – Page Not Found The page you’re looking for does not exist, or does it? According to Immanuel Kant, there are fundamental features of reality that escape our direct knowledge because of the natural limits of the human faculties. There are also fundamental features of the internet that escape our direct knowledge because of the semantic limits of internet technology. We can't find the page you are looking for because of

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Secularism On The Rise In US: 15% to 20%

By Jon|October 10, 2012|Faith and Reason, News Commentary, Religion, Theism/Atheism|

It’s old news that secular society is growing and religion is shrinking both in Europe and the United States. But just in case you didn’t believe what you hear or see on the street, take a look at this new survey: Growing Number Of Americans Have No Religious Identity WASHINGTON D.C., October 9 (CNA/EWTN News) .- A new survey shows that more Americans than ever are religiously unaffiliated, and as

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Latin On The Rise

By Jon|September 25, 2012|Language, News Commentary|

Understanding where you came from is part of understanding who you are and where you can/are going. When that history is locked in a language that fewer and fewer people know, it becomes more valuable. Study Latin, particularly if you are a seminarian (actually according to Canon law, it's not even an option: “Can. 249 The Charter of Priestly Formation is to provide that the students are not only taught

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Bringing Catholic Back-Church Militant

By Jon|September 20, 2012|Catholicism|

Battle for the Core highly supports and identifies with this video as it doesn't support this idea that Christ calls the meek to be weak: Those who say that the Church should not be triumphant sometimes know what they are talking about, but most of the time they don't. The statement “Triumphaism is wrong” is too broad because part of the Church is indeed triumphant—the Church triumphant and we should

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What Do I Do for Serra?

By test|September 10, 2012|Personal, to be moved|

In the latest edition of Serra Connects I have written a bit more about what my position at Serra International consists of. I have copied it below. Serra’s Third Objective and the Internet In 1934, four Catholic businessmen, Harold Haberle, Daniel Rooney, Leo Sharkey and Richard Ward would begin what was to become known as Serra International or more recently as “Serra”. They organized weekly luncheon meetings for professional men

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