+JMJ+ Welcome to part 38 of our weekly series on the soul. It’s not absolutely necessary to read all of the previous posts in the series, though it’s a good idea to get around to reading the first five (annotated Table of Contents). Tonight I’m sharing info about two books and one dissertation, and also sharing some videos on the soul, and growing in a time of turmoil.Continue reading “Weekly Series on the Soul, Part 38 – In a Time of Turmoil”
+JMJ+ Welcome to part 29 of our weekly series on the soul. Earlier today I was listening to a Catholic radio call-in show. The host was answering a question about the intercessory prayer of the saints, and some thoughts occurred to me. I made some notes quickly on my phone and decided to write about these tonight:
- We who are in the Church are the Body of Christ.
- We are commanded to pray for each other.
- Our souls are immortal.
- What does this mean for us as practicing Catholic Christians?
+JMJ+ In case you missed it at the end of Monday’s post, I’m taking the week off. Posts will resume this coming Monday, July 20 and the weekly series on the soul will resume next Thursday, July 23.
In the meantime you might enjoy some lectures from the Thomistic Institute in The Quarantine Lectures series, also available as a playlist on their YouTube Channel. Lots of other good stuff there, too. Also check out the Institute of Catholic Culture for a lot of good solid Catholic lectures. See their YouTube channel.Continue reading “Gone Fishin’, Back on Monday”
+JMJ+ Welcome to part 17 of our weekly series on the soul. It’s Easter Week and though most of us can’t attend the Mass at our parishes, you probably have your hands full with family, trying to keep up with work or school, getting groceries, and who knows what else right now. I’m in the same boat (except for work, school, and the family part) so tonight I’m going to post some videos that I think you’ll enjoy: two by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen and two from Aquinas 101 by the Thomistic Institute. (Also just stumbled across this from the Thomistic Institute, the Quarantine Lectures: info and signup.)Continue reading “Weekly Series on the Soul, Part 17”
Welcome to part 10 of our weekly series on the soul. This week we have two videos, both from the Thomistic Institute and their Aquinas 101 series, Powers of the Soul: A First Look and A Closer Look. The human soul shares much in common with other souls, but there are also some things that set us apart.
There are many videos in that series that I think you’ll enjoy. I’ll probably include some more in this series or another one later. Right now I’m halfway through reading a book about the soul from which I plan to begin sharing text next week. Links and notes are at the end of this post.Continue reading “Weekly Series on the Soul, Part 10, Powers of the Soul”
Update, April 16, 2020: Edited the link to the video below. Originally I had two videos in the post, or so I thought. Somehow I ended up with the text link to one and the actual video of the other. I’m gifted that way. My mama always said I was special. ;)
The Thomistic Institute is offering a free course on the Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas. You can sign up for it and receive the videos in your email or you can view the videos on YouTube or listen to the audio on Soundcloud. You can watch one of the videos below on the Immortality of the Soul. Links and notes will be at the end of this post. (All quotes are from the video below unless otherwise indicated.)
Continue reading “Weekly series on the soul, Part 9: Immortality”
“Soul was associated with life breath, not first of all with thinking or consciousness. Now, when we use the term soul to refer to the principle or source of life in a living thing, then whatever is living is animated by a soul.”