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The First Cause Argument - Peter Kreeft

The most famous of all arguments for the existence of God are the "five ways" of Saint Thomas Aquinas. One of the five ways, the fifth, is the argument from design, which we looked at in the last essay. The other four are versions of the first-cause argument, which we explore here.  Read more...

The Forgiveness of Sins - Catholic Answers

All pardon for sins ultimately comes from Christ’s finished work on Calvary, but how is this pardon received by individuals? Did Christ leave us any means within the Church to take away sin? The Bible says he gave us two means.   Read more...

The Four Levels of Happiness - Rev. Robert Spitzer, S.J.

The Greek Philosopher Aristotle observed that all human beings wish to be happy and search for happiness.  Read more...

The Freedom of Heaven & the Freedom of Hell - Anthony Esolen

Woodrow Wilson once remarked that the purpose of the modern university was to make young men as unlike their fathers as possible, fathers who had immersed themselves in business and could no longer see the grand sweep of history.   Read more...

The Galileo Legend - Thomas Lessl

The extent to which people are mislead by the Galileo legend first began to dawn on me several years ago when I was teaching a doctoral seminar in the history of rhetoric — my own academic field.   Read more...

The Genesis Problem - Father Robert Barron

I’m continually amazed how often the “problem” of Genesis comes up in my work of evangelization and apologetics.  Read more...

The Gift Of Lent - Mark Shea

Many of my Protestant friends are uncomfortable with Lent. "It's all about mortification and self-discipline when we know that the Risen Jesus is joyful and alive!" they say. "We don't need to mortify ourselves to please God. That's why Jesus died for us, so we don't have be 'good enough'.  Read more...

The Gift of Our Holy Father - Archbishop Timothy Dolan

Sometimes it takes a story of an entire Episcopal parish reuniting with Rome to remind us of what a gift we have in the person and office of the Successor of St. Peter.  Read more...

The God Problem - Father James V. Schall, S.J.

When St. Paul said in Ephesians 6 that our struggle was not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers, he was not kidding.   Read more...

The God With an Infant's Face - George Weigel

William's presence in the family these past 20 months has been a happy reminder that nothing so sweetly pulls us out of ourselves as a baby.  Read more...

The Great Heresies - Catholic Answers

From Christianity’s beginnings, the Church has been attacked by those introducing false teachings, or heresies.  Read more...

The Heretic - Andrew Ferguson

Who is Thomas Nagel and why are so many of his fellow academics condemning him?  Read more...

The History of Tarot Cards - Fr. William Saunders

The sniper who shot the little boy outside of his school left a Tarot card. While I have heard of these cards, I am not sure what they are. What do we Catholics believe about such cards?  Read more...

The Immaculate Conception and Assumption - Catholic Answers

The Marian doctrines are, for Fundamentalists, among the most bothersome of the Catholic Church’s teachings. In this tract we’ll examine briefly two Marian doctrines that Fundamentalist writers frequently object to -- the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption.   Read more...

The Immorality of Nice Fornication - Anthony Esolen

The strongest case that Nice Fornicators make for themselves is that they are “committed” to one another in love, and that this commitment carries sufficient moral weight to justify their actions.  Read more...

The Impartial Spectator - Dinesh D'Souza

A moral argument for life after death.  Read more...

The Irrepressible Joy of Christmas - Donald DeMarco

The Christ Child comes at Christmas to replace our gloomy ego with his radiant joy.   Read more...

The Joy of Repentance - Fr. Dwight Longenecker

What Augustine teaches us is the practical joy of repentance.  Read more...

The Key That Fits the Lock, Part 14 - Anthony Esolen

"Tell them," says God to Moses, "that the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob has sent you."  Read more...

The Key That Fits the Lock, Part 15 - Anthony Esolen

Now it is time to look at the grandson Jacob.  Read more...

The Key That Fits the Lock, Part Eight - Anthony Esolen

Any discussion of Abraham must turn upon faith, that new virtue brought to the world’s sight by the ancient Hebrews.   Read more...

The Key That Fits the Lock, Part Eleven - Anthony Esolen

Said the Lord to Abraham: "And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you." (Gen. 17:11)  Read more...

The Key that Fits the Lock, Part Five - Anthony Esolen

In an earlier column, I touched on the Lord's pronouncement of punishment for the sin of Adam and Eve.  Read more...

The Key that Fits the Lock, Part Four - Anthony Esolen

I am struck by the utter insouciance of the account of the Fall.  Read more...

The Key That Fits the Lock, Part Nine - Anthony Esolen

It is time now to accompany Abraham to Mount Moriah.   Read more...


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