Tag Archives: Liberalism

How To Make Good Choice On Anything

test/ June 5, 2014/ Philosophy, to be moved

Have you ever felt like you have so many choices to review that there’s no way you can ever choose and now you are paralyzed? Well you’re in luck, here at CatholiConnection we’ve developed a few different methods for eliminating the worst choices and making the best decision.  We’ve arranged the advice of 62 famous thinkers’ approaches to making the

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Loneliness Going Viral, Again.

test/ May 5, 2014/ Culture, to be moved

Its becoming popular to recognize and ‘tweet’ about what wisdom would have told us 3000 years ago, 60 years ago and today. Technology connecting us to others doesn’t necessarily fulfill our need for community, because it is not a human being itself, it is partial. In fact it can hinder it…modern progress and science has proved it…science in the real sense

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On The Nature of True Liberty (16-18)

Jon/ January 29, 2013/ Philosophy

It's been while since an installment of the famous encyclical by Leo XIII “Libertas Praestantissimum. You will remember that the Pontiff was talking about the difference between human reason and eternal reason and the problem with holding human reason as the sole orbiter of truth rather than a tool to discover. The lower must be subject to the higher…however in

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One of Two Steps: “A Secular Religion That Tolerates No Opposition” – Cardinal O’Connor

test/ May 18, 2012/ News Commentary, to be moved

The Battle for the Core continues as more and more leaders in the Church start begin to recognize what “compromise with the modern world” means for religions. It happens to be a characteristic trait in 18th century modern literature foretelling the utopia of a 'the modern world' excluding God, or at least one that isn't on board with religious indifferentism. The popes of

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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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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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