The Polarizing of Faith and Reason In A Few Quotes

By 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 divinity or school metaphysics, for instance; let us ask, Does

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

By 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 with heavenly knowledge, sincere zeal, and sanctity of life, our

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Prominent Atheist Blogger Converts

By Jon|June 28, 2012|Catholicism, Culture, News Commentary, Religion, Theism/Atheism|

The famous atheist blogger, Leah Libresco, announced on her blog at Patheos last week that she has joined RCIA classes to become Catholic. Her post entitled “This is my last post for the Patheos Atheist Portal” sent a shockwave through the online secular community and prompted various angry articles written in response. It starts out: For several years, a lot of my friends have been telling me I had an inconsistent and unsustainable philosophy.

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Important: Humanists Want Monopoly on the Word: “Reason”

By Jon|June 8, 2012|Education, Enlightenment, Higher Education, Modern Philosophy, News Commentary, Religion, Theism/Atheism|

I've decided that I will start an organization here in Chicago that will promote….Veracity and Correctness! This organization will hand out flyers to people on the importance of being Correct in what you say and organize events to criticize those who aren't Correct as not belonging to the organization I just started!  Well, this simple branding and marketing of a philosophy is essentially what has been going on since the 'enlightenment' (circa 1700)

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Dawkins (High Priest of Humanity) Calls for Catholic Honesty

By Jon|June 8, 2012|Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Enlightenment, Modern Philosophy, News Commentary, Religion|

It appears Dawkins is at it again today. This time I agree with his first few statements.  People who describe themselves as Catholic but do not accept the church’s key teachings should be “honest” and admit they no longer belong to the faith, atheist author and scientist Prof Richard Dawkins has told a Dublin audience. [Totally agree.] He said he was intrigued by this week’s Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll showing almost

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On The Nature of True Liberty (13-15)

By Jon|June 4, 2012|Catholicism, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy, Religion|

Lady Liberty in the French Revolution We have been away from the topic for a while now and will return from where we left off. 13. Moreover, the highest duty is to respect authority [he has in mind particularly God's, to whom we owe our existence], and obediently to submit to just law; and by this the members of a community are effectually protected from the wrong-doing of evil men.

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UPDATED: Jesuit(s): If Georgetown Is Not Pruned, It Becomes an Obstacle

By Jon|May 23, 2012|Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Higher Education, News Commentary, Religion|

This is a topic which has come up very much lately with the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and Georgetown and will continue to come up. The Jesuit priest, Fr. Robert John Araujo, SJ, a graduate of Georgetown University and, the John Courtney Murray Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. had the following to say on his blog: …. During Eastertide, we recall the teaching of Jesus Christ in his farewell discourse that he

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UPDATED (16:14…15/05) Georgetown’s Defense of Invitation to Sebelius

By Jon|May 15, 2012|Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Culture, Education, Higher Education, News Commentary, Religion|

Georgetown finally responds to the criticism it has been receiving. Read its statement carefully…skip Cardinal Newman's intro if you want… Georgetown Defends Sebelius Pick with Misleading Statement Georgetown University has finally issued an official response to the controversy surrounding the Jesuit institution’s invitation to “pro-choice” HHS Kathleen Sebelius, architect of the HHS mandate the U.S. bishops oppose as a threat to religious liberty, to speak on commencement day this Friday. But in making

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Peru: The Fight Continues at PUCP

By Jon|May 15, 2012|Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Higher Education, News Commentary, Religion|

When will this end? Lawyer Says Pontifical University Can't Control Who Represents Church (http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=24913) LIMA, PERU, May 14 (CNA) .- The attorney for the Archdiocese of Lima, Natale Amprimo, said Peru's Pontifical Catholic University has no right to tell the Vatican it must replace Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani as the negotiator between the Church hierarchy and university officials, as rector Marcial Rubio is requesting. As controversy continues over the university's

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