A Clash of Orthodoxiesby Robert P George. This article attempts to show that secularist orthodoxy cannot withstand the critique to be advanced against it by the tradition of Christian philosophy. (from First Things, August/September 1999)
Authority as Nurse of Freedom and the Common GoodIn this age which continues to degrade and emasculate authority, Dr William Frank examines the intricate bonds which must exist between authority and the common good. (from Faith & Reason, Winter 1990)
Bishop Bruskewitz Addresses Marian CongressExcellent Address given by Bishop Bruskewitz on June 12, 1999 in which he discusses the philosopical errors of our time: relativism, historicism, pragmatism, scientism and nihilism.
Bomb-Shelter Theologyby Fr Brian Harrison OS. Can the Church teach the truth about physical and historical realities? (from Living Tradition, May 1994)
Christian Experience and Theologyby Angelo Scola. This essay on the relationship between Christian experience and theology shows how the key element in that relationship is that man is the receiver, not the producer of truth. (from Communio, Summer 1996)
Existence and Revelation in the Theology of Paul TillichIn this article, George Kendall offers an insightful critique of the thought of Paul Tillich. He reveals how Tillich's erroneous ontological view ends up distorting the Christian vision of revelation. (from Faith & Reason, Fall 1990)
Faith and Private JudgementCardinal John Henry Newman discourses on why despite the 'beauty, the majesty, the completeness, the resources, the consolations, of the Catholic Religion,.... it does not convert the multitude of those who come its way.'
Faith and Reason in Roger Boscovich's Philosophy of ScienceRoger Boscovich was a powerful thinker and a truly renaissance man; the product of an outstanding 18th century Jesuit education. Fr Frederick Homann's fine essay brings to light the life and achievement of this great man's scientific thought.
Flood and Fireby Fr Regis Scanlon. We should not leave investigation into the 'signs of the end times' to the fundamentalists. The Second Coming of Christ concerns all of us and the Scriptures do give us many hints or signs of the end times.
Four Levels of Happinessby Iain Benson . The Greek Philosopher Aristotle observed that all human beings wish to be happy and search for happiness. From reviewing Greek and later Christian writers it may be observed that happiness has four levels. An understanding of these "Four Levels" might well be considered an essential and foundational understanding for Christian formation of the young.
He Wants Intensely to Make Us HappyFr William Most explores two facets of God's plan for us, first, the immeasurable strength of that will to save, second, some fraction of the designs of infinite wisdom to make that will come true in reality.
In Companionship with the GodsFormed during an era of spiritual liberation. Josef Pieper offers today's readers the prospect of liberation through a true appreciation for the role of leisure. (from Catholic World Report, January 1994)
Modernism : James Akinby James Akin. This article explains the heresy of modernism. (from This Rock, November 1994)
Modernism: Then and Nowby John Young. A refresher article on modernism by Mr. John Young who reminds us that the heart of modernism is to see religion as a feeling rather than objective truth revealed by God. (from Homiletic & Pastoral Review, July 1999)
Modernist PersonaA helpful survey of Modernism, its impact on the Faith and the Church, and its slow, reluctant decline today. (from This Rock, November 1996)
Nothing Is Ever Anybody's Faultby Ronald J Rychlak. Modern theories of psychology increasingly regard our ability to choose to act as a myth. But without free will, sin is a myth. This article attempts to resolve this question. (from This Rock, October 1999)
Problem of Evilby Peter Kreeft. The problem of evil is the most serious problem in the world. It is also the one serious objection to the existence of God. No sane person wants hell to exist. If it is intellectually dishonest to disbelieve in evil just because it is shocking and uncomfortable, it is the same with hell. Reality has hard corners, surprises, and terrible dangers in it. We desperately need a true road map, not nice feelings, if we are to get home. It is true, as people often say, that "hell just feels unreal, impossible." Yes. So does Auschwitz. So does Calvary.
Summary of Categories of Belief in 'Professio fidei'by Colin B Donovan. This document summarizes the three categories of belief identified in the "Profession of Faith" and "Oath of Fidelity" from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and required of those who hold certain offices in the Church.