Category Archives: Education

“Is Intelligence Impractical?” Fr. James Schall SJ

Jon/ March 1, 2017/ Higher Education, ReasonBright (Topics in Philosophy)

The well known and eminent scholar Fr. James V. Schall, American Jesuit Roman Catholic priest, teacher, writer and philosopher, spoke earlier this semester at the University of St. Thomas.  The talk was entitled, “Is Intelligence Impractical? – Reflections of a ‘Rigid’ Thomist,” and is well worth the hour of your time to listen. He also gave a lecture specifically for the

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“Don’t Judge!” Part II – University Edition

Jon/ April 19, 2016/ Education, Higher Education

  A new video from the Family Policy Institute of Washington gives some perspective on what it means to apply the logic of modern ‘tolerance’ consistently.(c/o LSN) It reminds me of Fulton Sheen’s comment. Modern science alone isn’t going to give you an answer to these questions. Why? Because C-SCIENCE! (wiki) Tolerance Part I is here.





Exaggeration of Postmodern Style Education

Jon/ November 13, 2015/ Education

Modern education here refers to a style of “education”, not the institutions that exist in modern day. This style of education claims less and less often that there is a correct answer to anything outside of math problems. As an example, a friend posted a video that exaggerates the irrationality. While things are clearly not this devolved, the logic is already

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The Twist On Academic Freedom

Jon/ December 8, 2014/ Education, Enlightenment

In a recent interview the President of Catholic University of America, John Garvy stated that “At Catholic universities there isn’t a rule that you can’t talk about God or faith or those kinds of subjects alongside whatever you’re doing in your academic studies,” Garvey told Fr. Pacwa. “In that sense, there’s more academic freedom rather than less at a [Catholic] university.” For

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Feser’s New Book!

test/ April 28, 2014/ Education, Philosophy, to be moved

If you are interested in philosophy and there is one book that you must buy in the coming weeks….it is this it: Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction (Editiones Scholasticae) Feser has done a great job in the past explaining complex concepts and making them accessible. His other book was useful as well: http://www.catholiconnection.com/2012/12/buy-it-and-read-it.html BUY IT! BUY IT NOW!!





Pontifical Academy of Latin Established

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

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“Universities Are Holdouts Against Bishops”

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.

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The Final Destination of Modernist Catholicism: Humanism

Jon/ August 29, 2012/ Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Enlightenment, Faith and Reason, Religion

Where do we end up after years and years of downplaying and making theology deliberately more vague and humanist? Well, eventually the state just recognizes what everyone else already does….the schools that aren't Catholic anymore. Who cares what the Church has to say about it's schools, they aren't under control anyways.In Holland the Catholic schools have finally reached the point

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Tip of the Iceberg CNA Article on Science and Faith

Jon/ August 27, 2012/ Education, Empirical Science, Enlightenment, Faith and Reason, Philosophy

How do we know there is no contradiction between biology and belief in God? Certainly not by the methods of science. Its called logic… Scientists: No Contradiction Between Evolutionary Biology And Belief In God RIMINI, ITALY, August 24 (CNA) .- Evolutionary biology and faith in God are not incompatible, two professors asserted at the international Rimini Meeting, an event that

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