Adam and Christ Romans 5: 12 Therefore as sin came into the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all men sinned— 13 sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. 14 Yet death reigned from Adam to… Read More One Race, One Blood
Critical Information Concerning “Brain Death” and Organ Transplantation: “For over forty years there has been a deadly code of silence pertaining to “brain death.” Behind closed doors a controversy raged. Many of those in the medical field opposed this reinvention of death. The controversy continues… “Brain death” was invented for the sole purpose of organ… Read More Days of Noah. Killing for Organs
Apropos of everything: Because Heidegger forsook his early roots in Thomistic [objective] Christian philosophy, the unapologetic Nazi who enjoyed philosophy was forced to create a new and eccentric philosophical superstructure [undecipherable and irrelevant to most human beings] to dodge the consequent existential void. It was necessary because his system toppled the Holy Trinity and so… Read More Being and Bunk.
Why Catholic Critique? To confess the Faith to any who wish to hear or see. “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Rom. 10:9)…” “If you continue in my word, then you are my disciples…” (Jn. 8:31) This website is a small,… Read More Catholic Critique
Fr. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy,Jan. 20, 2023. Fr. McCarthy, born October 9, 1940, is a priest of one of the Eastern Catholic Churches, Byzantine- Melkite, in communion with the Bishop of Rome, the Pope. He has been a Catholic priest for forty years, ordained on August 9, 1981, in Damascus, Syria. He received his Bachelor of… Read More Modern Industrial War and Abortion. Updated.
Benedict / Ratzinger Essays on Theology and History below. Benedict XVI — Priest, Prefect, Pope, Rest in Peace. With the pope emeritus’ death, the Catholic Church loses one of the greatest minds in its 2,000-year history. … Read here. — Benedict XVI’s Secretary’s New Book. — Joseph Pearce: Benedict XVI. Defender of the Faith —… Read More Benedict XVI: 1927-2022. Updated.
By Gary Potter. The subject here is a movie, one I think could be the most important made in my lifetime, at least in terms of cinema’s future. Its importance doesn’t make it a favorite nor even that I have especially enjoyed seeing it. Do we “enjoy” seeing, say, Shakespeare’s Richard III? A particular production… Read More Terrance Malick’s “The Tree of Life”
By Malcolm Muggeridge. Some eight decades ago I came into the world, full of cries and wind and hiccups; now I prepare to leave it, also full of cries and wind and hiccups. Whence I came I cannot know, least of all in the light of contemporary myths like Darwinian evolution, Freudian psychology, situational ethics,… Read More As daylight hours draw to a close
‘In him we live and move and have our being’…‘For we are indeed his offspring.’ — Acts 17:28 A Breviary of Philosophy from the Works of St. Thomas Aquinas by Thomist philosopher Josef Pieper The Creature is vanity in so far as it comes from nothingness, but not in so far as it is an… Read More St. Thomas On Being and Nothingness.
Day after day a million confused emotions ebbed and flowed and sometimes clashed within him. After a time, when he had come to feel particularly ill, and knew that he would soon be placing himself into Hospice, he wondered what he should do at last. It is said that there are two kinds of people:… Read More Seeing The First time
1. That time of year thou mayst in me behold2. When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang3. Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,4. Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.5. In me thou see’st the twilight of such day6. As after sunset fadeth in the west;7. Which by and… Read More Sonnet LXXIII. William Shakespeare.
“Straights and Anguish of Dying Christians Who Have Been Negligent During Life About the Duties of Religion“. The “narrow gate”. 2 Cor. 7:10: “For the sorrow that is according to God worketh penance, steadfast unto salvation; but the sorrow of the world worketh death.” By Saint Alphonsus Liguori,Doctor of the Church. “Render, therefore, to Cæsar the… Read More St. Alphonsus Liguori on Presumption in the Face of Death