There is an enormous distinction which must be drawn between the insights of Thomas Aquinas and the system which has come to be known as Thomism. The insights of St. Thomas are magnificent realistic flashes of illumination which lay open a tremendous range of experience, cosmic, human and divine. Like the authentic insights of every… Continue reading The Curse of the System….
The difficulty arises when concern for the truth of creation, expressed in symbolic language begins to dictate the physical events through which humanity originated. The scientist reasonably asks why it was necessary that humanity suddenly had to be unlike the biological nature which gave him form? The state of original innocence does precisely that. The… Continue reading An Unreasonable Discontinuity
As a result of the controversy surrounding the historical treatment of figures such as Giordano Bruno in Neil de Grasse Tyson’s Cosmos reboot, and the flurry of posts it’s generated about the ‘war’ between religion and science, RealClearScience published a list of 9 Priests Who Were Great Scientists. The notion that science and religion are in… Continue reading On RealClear Science’s List of Great Priest-Scientists
I saw Sunday that Zoe Pollock at Daily Dish had kindly picked up on my Friday piece for the Journal, but Mark Shea alerted me to a follow up today. A reader writes: I think you misread Farrell’s piece. While giving Pius some credit for dealing with the issue of evolution, Farrell’s main point was… Continue reading The Prescient Pope
The Vatican will open its archives within six years, according to Cardinal Kaspar.