Driving Out Nature with a Fork

Thomas Storck

The modern project of limitless human expansion, both outside of ourselves and within ourselves, is fundamentally a rejection of that reality which we did not create and thus cannot really control.

Theology

Is the Catechism Irrelevant?

Andrew M. Haines

The Catechism, today, shows more about the distortions of Catholic intellectualism than a failure by the Church to teach the truth.

Theology

Pope Francis and the Death Penalty: Has the Church's Teaching Changed?

Andrew M. Haines

Francis's teaching on capital punishment represents a discontinuity in the life of the Church. But one that highlights a deeper continuity.

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I'm a Distracted Father, Like God

Andrew M. Haines

What good happens in spite of my shortcomings, because of my nature, isn't an accident, but a participation in God's life, and in his design for fatherhood.

Theology

What Makes Faith Attractive?

Andrew M. Haines

Our model for sifting faithfulness is broken. What makes Christian faith attractive is the claim it lays to things beyond our rational horizons.

Theology

On Active Conscience

Andrew M. Haines

Christian conscience is the active acceptance of the fruits of true freedom, formed by careful reflection, and deployed in every instance of mundane life.

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Word, Faith, and Philosophy

Andrew M. Haines

An epistemological crisis of faith has to do with our struggle to acknowledge that ideas about the structure of faith are worth believing.

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Christ <em>Sol Invictus</em>: A Way Out of Our Christian Epistemological Crisis

Andrew M. Haines

The prick of the inevitable “perhaps” in our mind is an indirect perception of the Son of God; the Unconquered Sun who knows us, and whose knowledge of us causes us to be able to know at all.

Theology Philosophy

A Church Loved, Not Criticized

Andrew M. Haines

We should recall and speak first of “God’s wisdom, mysterious, hidden, which God predetermined before the ages for our glory."

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