Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Results of this past November’s Vocation’s Congress in Rome

test/ July 26, 2012/ Personal, to be moved, Travels

This past November I traveled to Rome for a Vocation congress put on the by Pontifical Work for Priestly Vocations headed by Monseigneur Bonnici and finalized by Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski.The document points out various forms which have been useful in promoting vocations to the priesthood. It can be found here: In my opinion it reiterates what most of us already know….the places that maintain the traditions

Read More

Fidelity in Higher Education

Jon/ July 25, 2012/ Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Higher Education, News Commentary, Religion

The head of the supreme tribunal in Rome, Cardinal Raymond Burke, has stated that students of Catholic universities have the right to know which of their teachers have signed the oath of fidelity to the Church's teaching. It's a shame this has to be done, but when you get professors saying things like this this and this, it's about time

Read More

The Not Pontifical and Not Catholic University of Peru

Jon/ July 24, 2012/ Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Higher Education, News Commentary, Religion

The matter with the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru is settled as far as the Catholic Church is concerned: SECRETARIA STATUS N. 3168/12/RS DECREE The Secretary of State, fulfilling the mandate of His Holiness Benedict XVI, sent a letter to the Honorable Rector of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru on February 21, 2012, reiterating the demand of adapting the

Read More

Co-Education, A Step Backward?

Jon/ July 19, 2012/ Education

All of my 18 years of “formal” education (K-12-Masters) has been in a co-ed environment. This includes everything from learning how to tie my shoes, algebra, public speaking class, calculus and heck…even philosophy. One of my Latin classes on the Peloponnesian war was all male only because what we were reading was pretty violent literature -the girls were't interested. Because of Co-ed

Read More

Another One Bites the Dust…

Jon/ July 18, 2012/ Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Enlightenment, Higher Education, Modern Philosophy, News Commentary, Religion

One of the oldest universities in Europe (notice I didn't say oldest Catholic university since they were ALL Catholic)…makes a declaration of independence. The Catholic University of Leuven, or of Louvain, was the largest, oldest and most prominent university in Belgium. The university was founded in 1425 as the University of Leuven by John IV, Duke of Brabant and approved by a Papal

Read More

The Polarizing of Faith and Reason In A Few Quotes

Jon/ July 9, 2012/ Culture, Education, Enlightenment, Faith and Reason, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy, Resources

In the so-called “Enlightenment” the classical view of the world was DIVIDED. Two main movements formed which fed off of each other, leaving us with the intense debate we have today: Fideism (Faith) “Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.”  ―  Martin Luther  Empiricism (Science) (and similar “post metaphysical” theories) “If we take in our hand any volume; of

Read More

Prayer composed by John Carroll, Archbishop of Baltimore, in 1791 (Repost)

test/ July 3, 2012/ Catholicism, Culture, Religion, Resources, to be moved

Prayer for Government We pray, Thee O Almighty and Eternal God! Who through Jesus Christ hast revealed Thy glory to all nations, to preserve the works of Thy mercy, that Thy Church, being spread through the whole world, may continue with unchanging faith in the confession of Thy Name. We pray Thee, who alone art good and holy, to endow

Read More