Pope Benedict XVI told pilgrims to Rome Nov. 6 that a loss of faith in Jesus Christ has led many people to despair in the face of death. “If we remove God, if we take away Christ, the world will fall back into the void and darkness,” he said in his Sunday Angelus address in St. Peter’s Square. “And this is also reflected in the expressions of contemporary nihilism, an often subconscious nihilism that unfortunately plagues many young people.”
Despite the giant leaps made by science over the past century, scientists are still unable to explain the huge difference between humans and all living beings, says Father Brendan Purcell. "When science examines the origins and evolution of human beings more questions are raised than are answered," he says.
Did you know that the probability of you being born is so extremely low, that you could consider it almost impossible? In this article, Msgr. Charles Pope of the Archdiocese of Washington looks at the mathematics behind the chance of our coming into existence, and reflects that if God was not guiding our creation, we probably would not exist.
Pro-life? What is it? Is it merely to believe that every human being has dignity - or is it more? Watch this video and challenge yourself... are you truly pro-life?
At symposium archbishop of Washington tells Catholic scholars, 'This is a new moment in the life of the Church.'
Why should anyone be surprised at the rioters when we've been saying for decades there is no right or wrong? In this article, Rebekah Hebbert explains how a postmodern 'relativist' education has let our young people down!
August 9th is the feast of a Jewish woman who had a doctorate in Philosophy, and converted to Catholicism during her quest for truth. Born Edith Stein, she became a Carmelite Sister and is now known as St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. Watch this video to reflect on the way she sought the truth, which led her to Christ.
The Catholic Church's position on love, sex and marriage, is widely criticised in our secular world. What many people don't realise, is that these teachings are deeply philosophical and can be logically understood by studying philosophy. In this video, Fr. Robert Barron unpacks the mystery behind the Church's moral teachings, based on John Paul II's theology of the body, and assesses the current 'hook up' culture in the light of natural law.
We often here the claim that there is no concrete good or evil - e.g. 'this might not be ok for you, but it is ok for me'. Fr. Robert Barron talks about the error of this subjective view of ethics, emphasising the importance of truth.
How is it possible for love, which is essentially spiritual, to have a transforming effect on the human body, which is corporeal and the natural object of scientific intervention?
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