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How to Defend Traditional Marriage

Last edited 2nd July 2013

Tracey Rowland, an Australian philosopher, discusses how the Catholic Church should respond to proponents of same-sex marriage.

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Natural Law and the New Evangelization

Last edited 19th June 2013

Francis Beckwith, an American Catholic philosopher, discusses how natural law arguments can be used to defend human life.

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The Limits of Tolerance: A Commentary by Fr. Barron

Last edited 25th June 2013

Recently, Katharine Jefferts-Schori, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of America, gave a sermon on the issue of diversity, and lamented that we have a hard time accepting things that are different. She commented on Acts 16, which tells the story of St. Paul arriving in Philipi, where he is accosted by a young girl possessed by a demon. Christians read this passage as a positive one, as St. Paul liberated the girl from the demon – he showed love by giving her freedom.

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Modernity and Morality: A Commentary by Fr. Barron

Last edited 22nd May 2013

One of the most significant fault lines in cultural history opened up in the 16th and 17th centuries, affecting a change in the way we look at practically everything morally. So how did this shape our modern perceptions of ethics and moral thinking? Watch this video for an excellent reflection on modernity and morality, by Fr Robert Barron.

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Pope Francis: Don't Let Your Vanity Take Control

Last edited 14th May 2013

As usual, Pope Francis celebrated morning Mass at the Vatican's Casa Santa Marta Chapel. Just days before the Church celebrates Pentecost, the Pope talked about the Holy Spirit. He explained that the Holy Spirit reminds us of God. Through the power of memory, the Spirit sheds light both human miseries and human graces.

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Moral Relativism vs. Objective Truth

Last edited 1st May 2013

Do we have the right to change what is right and what is wrong? Years ago, Pope John Paul II warned us not to fall into the temptation of following moral relativism. Why? Watch this short video for more.

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Pope Meets with Vatican Scientists

Last edited 8th November 2012

The Pope met with members of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, which is a group of scientists and experts who are responsible for advising the Pope on issues related to science. Every year, they all get together at their Vatican office to discuss different topics. This time their annual meeting dealt with the Complexity and Analogy in Science. Including the theoretical, methodological and epistemological aspects.

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Resisting Aggressive Secularism: A Commentary by Fr. Barron

Last edited 1st November 2012

A recent Pew Forum study talked about the rise of 'nones' in America - i.e. those who are not affiliated with Religion. As passionate anti-religion commentators applaud this as a triumph of freedom, they are forgetting that the freedoms and rights that we hold come from Christianity - and are all due to the Church's focus on the value of every human life. Watch this video for an interesting discussion about the growth of aggressive secularism, and how we can resist this widespread view.

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Scientism and God's Existence: A Commentary by Fr. Barron

Last edited 24th October 2012

A theoretical physicist from the Californian Institute of Technology called Sean Carroll, in which he argued that science in on verge of explaining everything, and there is no need for God. However, although the sciences can help us understand the physical aspects of our world, they can never answer questions about the meaning of life.

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Vatican to UN: 'Rule of Law' vs 'Rule of Justice'

Last edited 27th September 2012

Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, addressed the United Nations during the General Assembly on the Rule of Law. Mamberti, who serves as the Vatican's Foreign Minister, said that a majority vote doesn't always equate to a just law.

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