Reason and the Development of the Will

In the very beginnings of sacred scripture we read of the Lord creating.  Each step of creation ended a similar way with the words by describing their goodness.  In Genesis 1:31 God had just finished creating man and commanded them to procreate and exercise dominion over the Earth.  Genesis 1:31 states, “God saw everything that... Continue Reading →

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Grace and Merit in the Creation of Man

When we look to the world around us it is hard to believe that there once was a world without sin.  In Question 95 of Thomas Aquinas’s masterpiece, the Summa Theologica, he describes the relationship between grace and merit in pre-lapsarian man.  Was man initially created in a state of grace, and if so how... Continue Reading →

Christ and Theology of the Body

From the beginnings of sacred scripture, we read many prophecies about the coming of the Messiah.  This first gospel announcement can be seen as early as Genesis 3:15. After much anticipation the Savior is born of a virgin and walked among us.  In our fallen state he revealed himself as the “image of the invisible... Continue Reading →

Book Review: God Made the World

Children are an incredible blessing that must be cherished and nourished.  Proverbs 22:6 tells us, "Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.  One way that a parent can instill Christian values with their children is by teaching them while they are young. ... Continue Reading →

Book Review: When God Made You

I recently had the opportunity to review a new children's book titled When God Made You from Waterbrook.  I don't review children's books often, but as a father of four children I take the opportunity on occasion.  The book is written by Matthew Paul Turner who is the author f sixteen other children's books. The book... Continue Reading →

Where is God? A Brief Glimpse at Atheism

Atheism is a belief that is growing exponentially in our country, and our world, today.  It is a belief that states that there is no God.  In fact atheism “literally means ‘without God’ and can be divided into either strong or weak types[1].”  Those strong types say there is no God and are not open... Continue Reading →

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