Memorial of St Thomas Aquinas, Angelic Doctor

Not only was St. Thomas Aquinas a great thinker, philosopher and theologian, he was a devout and faithful Catholic, practicing charity and compassion, keeping almost nothing for himself, generously giving away what he had. Thimk of him as the Saint of Faith and Reason. He also wrote some beautiful hymns, such as the Adoro Te Devote. (Video below.)

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Filling up my hard drive with MP3’s and eBooks

Faith and Certitude, Fr Thomas Dubay, my friend gave me a copy for ChristmasFor days now I have been downloading free stuff from the web, free books at Project Gutenberg and free MP3’s at the Institute of Catholic Culture on their media page. Good thing I have all those external hard drives! Plus I bought some used books and a friend gave me a volume from his voluminous library! Whew! Got my work cut out for me, I do! Continue reading “Filling up my hard drive with MP3’s and eBooks”

Four Questions to Ask Yourself When Seeking Truth

A few weeks ago Fr. Wade Menezes gave a talk here in Birmingham about Catholicism, the Church and Truth. During that talk he gave us four questions that we should ask ourselves when considering important issues (such as, legislation, perhaps). I wrote about this earlier in a post about his whole talk but I want to focus on this part of it now. I think these questions are tremendously important, especially in light of the matters currently facing us. To my mind, we Christians need to remember that we are Christians first and anything else is of lesser significance. And we who are Catholic need to remember that we are Catholic Christians and that no political party can take precedence over that. Christ asks us to be the light of the world, letting our light shine before men, His Light which He gives to us in His Church to share with the world. Continue reading “Four Questions to Ask Yourself When Seeking Truth”

The heavens show forth the glory of God, another new banner

I’ve changed the banner on the blog yet again. It’s an obsession. I feel a need to update the look (or at least, the banner) with every change of my focus or interest, no matter how slight. The latest shift of focus is not really a shift in kind but in degree. I’ve been watching the rising tide of atheism and the accompanying tide of immoral “morality” for many years. Continue reading “The heavens show forth the glory of God, another new banner”

Intelligent discussions on evolution and intelligent design

Maybe it’s happened to you. Conversations with friends or acquaintances veer somehow onto the topics of creation, evolution, intelligent design, faith and various other equally innocuous notions guaranteed to heat the blood and bring tempers to the boiling point in short order. Perhaps someone you know has thrust a book by Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris in your face, telling you to “read this and get yourself free of those antiquated notions” of God and faith (and, of course, that madman Jesus), Continue reading “Intelligent discussions on evolution and intelligent design”