What do people mean when they use the word "God"? Many modern-day atheists think that believers view God as some sort of reality in the world. But that is exactly what God is not, as St. Thomas Aquinas explained. God is not a thing, or an individual, rather God is the subsistent act of being. Watch this video for more!
We think a lot about war these days. Turn on the national news, it’s constant – this country is invading that country, someone committed a war crime, the tensions are rising between two other countries. It never seems to end. Somehow, we’ve got ourselves into a crazy mess – and, sadly this has basically been the situation since civilization began.
Dr Scott Hahn, a former anti Catholic protestant, explains the Eucharist & the teaching of the Catholic Church on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Body, Blood, Soul, & Divinity. He IS really there!
The Apostles' Creed is a statement of Christian beliefs that is founded on a biblical understanding of the gospel. These foundational tenets have long served the Church as a reminder of where our Hope is and the Truth we stand upon.
This Saturday, Pope Francis will give out one of the most prestigious theological prizes to the Anglican Dean of King's College, Richard A. Burridge, and the German theologian Christian Schaller. The latter is one of the chief scholars that is helping publish the complete works of Joseph Ratzinger.
If you look at the writings of many atheists, a common criticism against religion is the presence of violence in the Bible. Many Christians also struggle with this. Why is there so much violence in the Old Testament in particular, and how are we supposed to understand this? Watch this video commentary by Fr. Robert Barron for more.
The Sacrament of Confirmation, why do we need it? This sacrament is the strengthening and confirming of our spiritual life... specifically that means the stirring up of the gifts of the Holy Spirit within us. In this video, Fr. Robert Barron explains what it means to be drawn into the power of the Holy Spirit, and why the Sacrament of Confirmation is more important than many of us may think!
Bl. Pope John XXIII’s encyclical on peace should remind everyone of the need to “build peace on the example of Jesus Christ,” Pope Francis said Oct. 3, while reflecting on the relevance of the 1963 encyclical “Pacem in Terris” – or “Peace on Earth. Bl. John XXIII, who will be canonized on 27 April next year.
One doesn’t usually think to go to Saint Thomas Aquinas for advice on emotional matters. In Summa Theologica, St. Thomas follows some of the eastern fathers in naming four kinds of sorrow (cf I IIae 35:8): Anxiety, Torpor, Pity, and Envy. He also has some very insightful advice on remedies for these sorrows.
As I read Conversations with God, I found myself laughing out loud to the witty responses God gave to some of Neale’s questions. I was nodding my head in recognition when God would repeat a lesson he’d already said once before, explaining that we humans often don’t listen to him the first time — or the fifth time for that matter.
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