The Jung Cult: Origins of a Charismatic Movement

Winner of the 1994 Award for Best Professional Psychology Book, Association of American Publishers Too, Ivan Tyrrell interview with Professor Richard Noll, author of ‘The Jung Cult’, and asks him to unravel the lies Carl G Jung told to aggrandise himself and his charismatic psychoanalytic movement. Amazon.com: Richard Noll, the author, is a clinical psychologist… Read More The Jung Cult: Origins of a Charismatic Movement

Morality in the Age of Machines.

Ireland’s John Waters writes, “As things stand, it appears that artificial intelligence, while capable of outperforming humans in certain tasks and reckonings, still requires human supervision. Being neither sentient nor self-aware, AI cannot reflect on its own processes. It gets things wrong, mainly due to insufficient, poor, or confusing inputs, albeit less so than before.… Read More Morality in the Age of Machines.

Science, So-Called

 “Science,” from the time of Francis Bacon especially, is one of the most philosophically loaded word-concepts in any language.  It is thus perilous to follow the fads of speculative, as opposed to hard, science (chemistry, biology, physics, etc.) which is ever in flux, because if Adam goes, per evolutionary philosophy, so does the Cross with it… Read More Science, So-Called

Supreme Ct. Nominee Jackson Cannot Define What a Woman is

Jackson says she cannot define what a woman is at confirmation hearing. Suggests the science is unclear. Embryonic Democracy: “Pilate, wishing to please the crowd, released for them Barabbas; and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.” — Mark 15:15. And so a New World is coming into view, “After decades of debate… Read More Supreme Ct. Nominee Jackson Cannot Define What a Woman is

Vulgar Grace

Our Lord Jesus Christ gives up(1) on none. Nobody. God help us from ever holding on to any Pharisee within. Brennan Manning writes of brokenness, “My life is a witness to vulgar grace — a grace that amazes as it offends. A grace that pays the eager beaver who works all day long the same… Read More Vulgar Grace

“What was sacred for our ancestors remains sacred and great for us” — BXVI

“There is no contradiction between the two editions of the Roman Missal. In the history of liturgy growth and progress are found, but not a rupture. What was sacred for our ancestors remains sacred and great for us and it is not permissible that it be suddenly prohibited altogether, nor that it be judged as… Read More “What was sacred for our ancestors remains sacred and great for us” — BXVI

The Popes and Slavery: Setting the Record Straight

Fr. Joel S. Panzer, The Catholic Answer and EWTN, 1996 When did the Catholic Church condemn slavery? According to some notable figures, the Church did not finally condemn slavery until recently. Judge John T. Noonan stated that it was not until 1890 that the Church condemned the institution of slavery, lagging behind laws enacted to… Read More The Popes and Slavery: Setting the Record Straight

Synthetic ‘Reality’ Made Flesh

Major cultural transformation. James Lindsay writes, “We are in the process of transitioning from an analog, objective, real, physical world into a digital, subjective, surreal world.  In that transition into a digital subjective world, we are experiencing a transformation of what is accepted as reality, when it isn’t reality: it is synthetic. In this discussion… Read More Synthetic ‘Reality’ Made Flesh

St. Thomas Aquinas and the “Life-blood” of Catholic Theology

Josef Pieper, the renowned Thomist, in his 1953 study, The Silence of St. Thomas (St. Augustine’s Press, South Bend, Indiana) reminds theologians and students of St. Thomas Aquinas that while Pope Pius XI in his 1923 Encyclical Studiorum Ducem insisted that the Angelic Doctor is to be esteemed by all Schools of Theology, he also reminded all… Read More St. Thomas Aquinas and the “Life-blood” of Catholic Theology

Jesus the Man Who Lives, And the Credulity of Our Age

by Malcolm Muggeridge The coming of Jesus into the world is the most stupendous event in human history. Is our [modern] skepticism one more manifestation of our having–in Bonhoeffer’s unhappy phrase–come of age? It would be difficult to support such a proposition in the light of the almost inconceivable credulity of today’s brain-washed public, who… Read More Jesus the Man Who Lives, And the Credulity of Our Age

“Democracies Will Change Their Nature”

“…democracies will change their nature; the quaint old forms—elections, parliaments, Supreme Courts and all the rest—will remain. The underlying substance will be a new kind of non-violent totalitarianism. All the traditional names, all the hallowed slogans will remain exactly what they were in the good old days. “Democracy and freedom will be the theme of… Read More “Democracies Will Change Their Nature”

Crucifixion

How did he do it? Sept. 22, 2021 By Francis Dottloff How did Christ endure the ignominy of his people, being branded a criminal, tortured, cursed and crucified, lashed, nailed, pierced, and crowned. He doubted, felt forsaken, yet he used his last breath to forgive, as love oozed from his pores more red than blood. Strong, serene,… Read More Crucifixion

Worldwide? Who Will Define “Equity, Equality, and Gender” Globally?

Biden to request $2.6B to promote gender equity worldwide Alex Gangitanohttps://thehill.com/ President Biden will request $2.6 billion for foreign assistance programs that promote general equality worldwide, he announced on International Women’s Day on Tuesday. The funds will be part of his fiscal 2023 budget request to Congress and will double the amount requested for gender programs last… Read More Worldwide? Who Will Define “Equity, Equality, and Gender” Globally?

Thomas Storck on An Economics of Justice and Charity

Since Pope Leo XIII’s landmark encyclical Rerum Novarum of 1891, a significant part of Catholic social doctrine has focused on man’s economic life and the challenge of building a well-ordered society rooted in correct first principles and animated by the twin virtues of justice and charity. The Church has boldly engaged the ideologies of the modern age—not… Read More Thomas Storck on An Economics of Justice and Charity

How Michelangelo’s 3 Pietàs speak to a suffering world

Msgr. Timothy Verdon, the director of the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, told CNA “The images of suffering that the Pietà always implies I think will deeply touch people. I think that visitors will be moved to see these works,” he said. The image of the Pietà evokes “the personal suffering of mothers who hold their… Read More How Michelangelo’s 3 Pietàs speak to a suffering world

Mearsheimer on the False Promise of Liberal Hegemony

And on why he sees the United States as primarily responsible for what Ukraine and the world is going through today When it comes to Liberal Democratic Internationalism enforced on others by every means, says John Mearsheimer, the difference between Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. has traditionally been no more than tweedledum and tweedledee.… Read More Mearsheimer on the False Promise of Liberal Hegemony