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On the Human Soul - Father James V. Schall, S.J.

A most vivid passage in Scripture, one often repeated by St. Ignatius, reads: "What doth it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his immortal soul." (Mark 8:36)   New  Read more...

(1) The Pillars of Unbelief - Machiavelli - PETER KREEFT

We need to talk about "enemies" of the faith because the life of faith is a real war. So say all the prophets, Apostles, martyrs and our Lord Himself.  Popular  Read more...

(2) The Pillars of Unbelief - Nietzsche - Peter Kreeft

Friedrich Nietzsche called himself "the Anti-Christ," and wrote a book by that title.  Popular  Read more...

(3) The Pillars of Unbelief - Karl Marx - Peter Kreeft

Among the many opponents of the Christian faith, Marxism is certainly not the most important, imposing or impressive philosophy in history.   Popular  Read more...

(4) The Pillars of Unbelief - Kant - PETER KREEFT

Few philosophers in history have been so unreadable and dry as Immanuel Kant. Yet few have had a more devastating impact on human thought.   Popular  Read more...

(5) The Pillars of Unbelief - Sigmund Freud - PETER KREEFT

He was the Columbus of the psyche. No psychologist alive escapes his influence.   Popular  Read more...

Temperance and the Art of Eating - Edward P. Sri

Self-discipline is crucial for both the athlete and the Christian, especially when it comes to food.   Read more...

'So here it is at last, the distinguished thing' - Barbara Kay

Sex and death are the two great force fields of humankind. It is hubris to assume that they are infinitely malleable without moral transgression.  Read more...

'Tolerance' and Religious Liberty - Father Thomas D. Williams

In modern discourse tolerance is never just tolerance.   Read more...

(6) The Pillars of Unbelief - Sartre - PETER KREEFT

Jean-Paul Sartre may be the most famous atheist of the 20th century. As such, he qualifies for anyone's short list of "pillars of unbelief."   Read more...

Aping Mankind: A review - Mark Anthony Signorelli

A devastating critique of biologism and its misrepresentation of human life.  Read more...

A Brief Commentary on the “God of the gaps” and Design: for high school students - Deacon Douglas McManaman

The claim that seems to be at the heart of today's popular atheism is that one does not need the “God Hypothesis” in order to explain the universe; the idea of “God” was nothing more than a way to fill in the gaps in our scientific knowledge of the universe.   Read more...

A Catholic Moral Worldview - Edward Sri

Ethics is not simply a question of what – "What should I do in this situation?" – but also, and even more fundamentally, a question of who – "Who do I want to become?  Read more...

A Civilization at Risk: Whatever Became of Virtue? - PETER KREEFT

In an age of "anything goes", virtue is a revolutionary thing. In an age of rebellion, authority is the radical idea.  Read more...

A Counterfeit Conscience - Anthony Esolen

Perhaps my favorite recorded conversation in English literature is the short chat between Boswell and Dr. Johnson, when Boswell said he wanted to stand for election to Parliament, and Johnson advised against it:  Read more...

A Counterfeit Conscience - Anthony Esolen

Perhaps my favorite recorded conversation in English literature is the short chat between Boswell and Dr. Johnson, when Boswell said he wanted to stand for election to Parliament, and Johnson advised against it.  Read more...

A Note on the False Dichotomy between Head and Heart - Deacon Douglas McManaman

No matter how we look at it, the counsel to "follow your heart, not your head" is a confused and absurd proposition that is entirely unworkable.  Read more...

Aiming High: How to Grow in Virtue - Edward P. Sri

If we are aiming to live virtuously in our marriages, families, and friendships, we need much more than sporadic good deeds or occasional acts of kindness when we happen to be in a good mood.   Read more...

Anger and Virtue - Edward P. Sri

For some readers of the Gospels, Jesus might appear to be offering two contradictory messages about anger.  Read more...

Aristotle and Aquinas: The Vital Difference - Donald DeMarco

An easy but accurate way of distinguishing the ethics of Aristotle from that of Aquinas lies in examining the fundamental questions they ask.  Read more...

Art, Beauty, and Judgment - Roger Scruton

Good taste is as important in aesthetics as it is in humor, and indeed taste is what it is all about.  Read more...

Arthur Schopenhauer - Donald DeMarco

Schopenhauer's philosophy may be conveniently summarized by a concatenation of three words: Will – Strife – Misery.  Read more...

Atheist Delusions: Introduction - David Bentley Hart

With impressive erudition and polemical panache, David Hart smites hip and thigh the pedlars of a 'new atheism' that recycles hoary arguments from the past. His grim assessment of our cultural moment challenges the hope that 'the Christian revolution' could happen again." - Father Richard John Neuhaus  Read more...

Ayn Rand: Architect of the culture of death - Donald DeMarco

No philosopher ever proposed a more simple and straightforward view of life than the one Ayn Rand urges upon us.   Read more...

Beauty - Mortimer J. Adler

In everyday speech, when people use the noun "beauty" or the adjective "beautiful," they use it to mean something they think is fine or wonderful — almost a synonym for the word "swell."  Read more...


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