Right now, a good many minds are at work fleshing out the theology of the body’s theological and philosophical subtleties: how it builds on Karol Wojtyla’s earlier scholarship, how it responds to Scheler, how Garrigou-Lagrange’s influence runs through it. That’s good.
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The idea of the atom—an indivisible, discrete unit of matter—was postulated as far back as the ancient world. Scientists only discovered real evidence for the theory in the early nineteenth century, and for the better part of one hundred years they supposed atoms were the smallest particles in the universe.
Download Audio FileMientras el evangelio de hoy nos muestra a los Doce regresando de su primer viaje misionero, el conjunto de las lecturas nos invita a seguir reflexionando sobre la autoridad y misión de la Iglesia. El profeta Jeremías dice, en la primera lectura, que los líderes de Israel extraviaron al Pueblo Elegido, pues se
Download Audio FileAs the Twelve return from their first missionary journey in today’s Gospel, our readings continue to reflect on the authority and mission of the Church. Jeremiah says in the First Reading that Israel’s leaders, through godlessness and fanciful teachings, had misled and scattered God’s people. He promises God will send a shepherd, a
We have already seen the breadth of the Universal Doctor’s intellect, his profound humility, and his devotion to prayer. All of these virtues combine into what Pope Pius XI, and many other popes, consider to be one of the greatest theologians of all time. In his 1923 encyclical Studiorum Ducem, Pope Pius XI offers St. Thomas
In the Book of Revelation, John’s spectacular visions of renewal can provide joyful reassurance in times of crisis and upheaval. But neither does he lack any of the somber realism of Isaiah’s watchman who reminds us that “morning comes, and also the night” (Is 21:12).
Download Audio FileComentemos primero el evangelio de hoy. En el encargo que hace Cristo a sus apóstoles, les da (y a nosotros también) un bosquejo de lo que será la misión de la Iglesia después de la resurrección. Sus instrucciones a los Doce nos recuerdan aquellas que Yahvé dio a las doce tribus de Israel
Line, leading to a focal point, in sacred architecture provides one with the capacity upon entering a church to feel drawn by the walls to the sanctuary.
Download Audio FileIn commissioning the apostles in today’s Gospel, Jesus gives them, and us, a preview of His Church’s mission after the Resurrection. His instructions to the Twelve echo those of God to the twelve tribes of Israel on the eve of their exodus from Egypt. The Israelites likewise were sent out with no bread
“Most philosophers as a rule are eager to establish their own reputations, but Thomas strove to efface himself completely in the teaching of his philosophy so that the light of heavenly truth might shine with its own effulgence.” —Pope Pius XI, Studiorum Ducem St. Thomas Aquinas is known most for his intellect and prolific writing. His theological treatises continue