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September 3, 2018

How did Aquinas see evil in relation to Anselm? What, to them, was the nature of evil? This article hopes to answer some questions about the relationships between the theologies of both men regarding evil.

February 28, 2018

The following paper was submitted to Holy Apostles College for the Fall 2017 Semester; It was originally written on November 29th, 2017.

       “In the eyes of the just God, before his judgment, those who share in the suffering of Christ become worthy of [his] Kingdom.”[1] This is what Pope John Paul II, and all of Christendom before his time, saw in the reality of human suffering. What His Holiness writes about here is nothing more than a parroting of something that the Church had understood since its inception two-thousand years befo...

January 8, 2018

Often, protestants argue that baptism is purely symbolic, that the graces given from God at baptism are solely based on faith, and that the ceremonial baptism, water and all, is simply figurative. This, of course, is in stark contrast to the Catholic understanding of baptism, which views the ritual of baptism as an essential part of the Sacrament. The whole practice, again, water and all, serves as a holistic expression of God's grace and respects the real Tradition of the Church Christ founded. In this non-exhaustive response to the...

December 27, 2017

Submitted November 09, 2017; How the Liturgy fits into the Sacramental Economy.

The sacramental economy refers to that part of the sacramental life of the Church in which “Christ now lives and acts in and with his Church,”[1] and how he “acts through the sacraments”[2] in order to communicate “the fruits of [his] Paschal mystery in the celebration of the Church’s sacramental liturgy.”[3] This economy is part of an even greater economy, the economy of salvation, which broadly deals with the “mystery of Christ” as it is “revealed and ful...

June 16, 2017

A couple weeks ago, we celebrated Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit rested above the heads of the disciples of Jesus like tongues of fire. I’m sure most of us have heard this story, no matter what church we were raised in. This story seems to transcend religious bias. But really, what does this have to do with us, and why is this biblical moment so significant? After all, isn’t the whole bible significant? Of course it is, but this one… well it seems to carry a special kind of weight. Heck, it even has its own feast day!

I received a que...

May 25, 2017

All The Small Things

The other day I received a question from somebody with regard to holding hands during the Lord's Prayer at Mass, and using the Orans posture in lieu of that. Both practices are incredibly common in the Novus Ordo Mass, but what's really the correct way to pray during the Mass?

When discussing this topic, somebody inevitably insists that God will probably not send us to hell for holding hands during the Lord's Prayer, and that following the "mundane" rules isn't a matter of faith and morals, therefore they are flexi...

May 5, 2017

See how a simple word search reveals that the Catechism is filled with positivity (and a healthy dose of reality).

April 10, 2017

The Real Definition of Radicalism

What does it mean to be “radical?” One would have you believe that radicalism is always a bad thing. In fact, radicalism is often likened to terrorism, evil, and any sort of over-the-top “crazy” behavior. But what if I told you that Jesus was considered a “radical” person? Further, what if I told you that Christ loves us radically? The reality is far from the conception, the idea that radicalism in itself is problematic. Concisely stated, it’s not. In reality, the first actual definition of “Radical” i...

April 4, 2017

If a Catholic person who accepts all of the teachings of the Church is discerning the use of NFP, I would imagine they would be open and receptive not only to Church teaching, but Logic and Reason, and God’s providence, to come to a sounder decision and to make peace with that decision. It’s with this assumption I make these points, from a position of reason.

A Look at Some Scenarios

As I mentioned just above, I presume that a fellow Catholic, who loves the Church, is ready and willing to accept all aspects of official Church teaching....

March 24, 2017

A Need for Trust in God

In a world that’s inundated with natural evils, it’s no wonder why so many people rely on the providence of God. Without it, it would be hard to reconcile sickness, famine, violence, natural disasters, and any other hard fact of life. Even when it comes to tough questions, like deciding whether to take a different job, or discerning how many children God intends for us to have, God’s divine providence can reassure us in our decisions and reminds us that we are not in control.

The other day, I was discussing with...

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