Tag Archives: Doctrine

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

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

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On the Nature of True Liberty (10-12)

Jon/ May 2, 2012/ Catholicism, Education, Philosophy

It has been a while since a post on Libertas. Here is 7-9. Below follows the text: 10. From this it is manifest that the eternal law of God is the sole standard and rule of human liberty, not only in each individual man, but also in the community and civil society which men constitute when united. Therefore, the true

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Old Higher Ed News

Jon/ May 1, 2012/ Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Empirical Science, Faith and Reason, Higher Education, Modern Philosophy, News Commentary, Philosophy

As referenced a few times before, it seems that the faith and reason that accompanies it is not being transmitted very well… It is already apparent that this is the case but now there are more numbers. From the Cardinal Newman Society: Study: College Age Students Losing Faith A new study coming out of Georgetown University reports that many in the

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On the Nature of True Liberty (7-9)

Jon/ April 17, 2012/ Catholicism, Philosophy

We left off by recognizing that reasoning always takes place before an act of will/volition. Thus continues the text: 7. Such, then, being the condition of human liberty, it necessarily stands in need of light and strength to direct its actions to good and to restrain them from evil. Without this, the freedom of our will would be our ruin.

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On The Nature of True Liberty (4-6)

Jon/ April 16, 2012/ Books, Catholicism, Education

Here we continue our analysis of Libertas Praestantissimum, the relevant encyclical of Leo XIII in 1888. Read here the last (and first post), in which Leo XIII defines liberty and begins identifying the modern shift in its definition. Here follows the text: 4. As the Catholic Church declares in the strongest terms the simplicity, spirituality, and immortality of the soul, so

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On the Nature of True Liberty (1-3)

Jon/ April 12, 2012/ Catholicism, Education

In light of all the public debate about religious liberty, and confusion of terms following Vatican II's document Dignitatis Humanae, I thought it would be useful to review/parse the most directly related document the Church has ever produced on the topic of liberty itself: Libertas Praestantissimum (On the Nature of True Liberty) written by Pope Leo XIII, and published on 20 June

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On the Truth Quotes (Part I)

Jon/ April 4, 2012/ Catholicism, Education, Faith and Reason, Philosophy

I thought I would share a few relevant quotes this morning: “If people are scandalized at the Truth, it is better to allow the birth of scandal, than to abandon the Truth.” Pope Saint Gregory I, the Great, [September 3, 590 – March 12, 604], Homily on Ezechiel, 7; cited by Saint Thomas Aquinas, O.P., Summa Theologica, Part II-II, Question 43, Article 7.)

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