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
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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Today order (which for Aristotle is basically a synonym for beauty) is often condemned as a product of our ‘conspiracy theory perception’ (1) and not actually part of the object, leaving it with no natural significance. Many of the moderns believed after recent psychological advances that they were ‘up one’ on primitive Aristotle as though this ‘intrinsic finality illusion’ could not be something he would have seen. But Aristotle was
People often criticize St. Thomas Aquinas for being “boring.” Today, on the feast of the Angelic Doctor, I offer this light-hearted reflection… from a great Domincan Blog found below: Whether Thomas Aquinas is fittingly called boring? Objection 1: It would seem that Thomas Aquinas is fittingly called boring. The works of Thomas are composed of impersonal statements and arguments, which are boring. Now, every agent acts in accordance with its
Vimeo’s staff pick has some good points to share… It makes sense that the appearances of friendship goods (social media etc) would attract us but because it is a more superficial type of communication the human need goes on less fulfilled. One person I knew from college I remember telling me that while he works he prefers to leave the TV on in the background because it made him feel
Within 48 hours I attended two Juventutem masses (young adults interested in the extraordinary form). First as you might've heard, a Juventutem group in Chicago was officially confirmed this past Wednesday with a pontifical high mass with Bishop Perry. The Mass celebrated it's chartering and was followed by a reception in St. John Cantius's basement. My photos: This morning in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, after registering for world youth day,
In my time spent just around Chicago in the past week or two, I have begun to pick up a theme of a message that is very popular: Nothing Is Greater Or Less Than US. I began to notice this when, well, those exact words were spray painted on the sidewalk in the De Paul University/Lincoln Park area near the Fullerton stop. I wondered to myself: “What does that even
This post may be out of the blue for a few people out there, but I thought I'd share it anyways. It's not too often you come across an analytic understanding of Aquinas' first 'proof' of God's existence…and a good one at that. Below the analytic thomist explains: Defending Aquinas's First Way: “Whatever is Moved is Moved by Another” Let's define what I will call the notion of change per se.
The word science has a different meaning today than it did 100, 500 and 2500 years ago where in each case an alternative meaning for the word has become primary. The greeks found philosophy circa 500 BC using the word ἐπιστήμη/episteme (Greek) defined: Knowledge. (any justified true belief). (1) logically includes the body of empirically verified knowledge and a separate definition is not needed. The Renaissance adds a secondary meaning in academia circa 1500