How To Make Good Choice On Anything

By 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 best choice, you just need to first pick which method

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Loneliness Going Viral, Again.

By 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 of the word – knowing final causes. Aristotle told us

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On The Nature of True Liberty (16-18)

By 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 most modern viewpoints, the concept of hierarchy is something of

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

By 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 the 20th century responded harshly warning those in the Church

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On the Nature of True Liberty (10-12)

By 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 liberty of human society does not consist in every man

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On the Nature of True Liberty (7-9)

By 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. [By choosing to deprive ourselves of the fullest good we

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On The Nature of True Liberty (4-6)

By 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 with unequalled constancy and publicity she ever also asserts its

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On the Nature of True Liberty (1-3)

By 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 1888. In the United States, it appears the document is

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Summary of the Theories of Truth

By test|March 13, 2012|Enlightenment, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy, to be moved|

What is truth? I thought it would be good to take a step back and review what truth is in the most general sense. Welcome to philosophy! As simple as that sounds, believe it or not, many people disagree, and there are at least five different views on what truth is. Since every decision we make is affected by what we consider to be true, obviously this is going to

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