John XXIII, Benedict XVI and Francis

Our complex theological predicament, 2015. If Francis and Cardinal Kasper have taught us anything over the past few years, it’s that without resurrecting that final “checkmate,” which popes from the beginning used to protect the Faith from grave errors and outright heresies (I’m referring to the Anathema*), our problems will only repeat themselves, over and… Read More John XXIII, Benedict XVI and Francis

Libido Dominandi: Sexual Liberation as Political Control

Note: I have problems with substantial aspects of Dr. Jones’ subsequent work but consider portions of Libido Dominandi (especially touching on the 18th century French philosophes) important. Introduction: Internet in GazaExcerpted from Libido DominandiCopyright © 2000 by E. Michael Jones, Amazon.com, Fidelity Press IntroductionLondon 1996 Since Internet knows no place, it doesn’t really matter where… Read More Libido Dominandi: Sexual Liberation as Political Control

155 A.D. The Mass According to Saint Justin Martyr

A brief comparison of liturgy from the 2nd century and liturgy today “While there exist many different liturgical rites within the Catholic Church, each with their own unique traditions, the basic structure of the Mass across all these rites is the same as it it was in the 2nd century. When compared side-by-side, surprisingly little… Read More 155 A.D. The Mass According to Saint Justin Martyr

Gilson, Saint Thomas and The Self-Attesting God

First, the Problem. The Famous Thomist philosopher Etienne Gilson writes, surely accurately, in his Christian Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, “… at the very place where the Summa of Alexander and the Commentary of St. Bonaventure undertake to show that the existence of God is evident, St. Thomas devotes an article to proving that it… Read More Gilson, Saint Thomas and The Self-Attesting God