February 15, 2019

Tag - Truth

Sometimes the Truth Hurts

One of the effects of original sin is that, as human beings, we tend to be self-centered, and often have an overly-exalted opinion of ourselves. For instance, when Napoleon was planning his great invasion of Russia in 1812, someone warned him, “Sir...

The “Experience” Fallacy

Our culture is dominated by a fallacy that has ensnared people of all persuasions and creeds.  It afflicts the pro-abortion and pro-life crowd, the anti-marriage and pro-marriage crowd, conservatives and liberals alike.  This fallacy is the...

Does Truth Change?

Heraclitus famously observed, “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” This observation (and other considerations) led Heraclitus to conclude, “There is nothing permanent except change.”...

Authentic Truth

Recently, our friends at Crisis Magazine (19 March 2018) published an upsetting account of a Catholic college not defending a student who was promoting Church teachings on love, marriage and family. I immediately forwarded the article to several of...

I Knew You Could Do It

If you were in a public square surrounded by many individuals, imagine being asked this question by a friend of Jesus: “Right now, would you walk to the focal point of the square and speak for 5 minutes about how Jesus has impacted your life?” I...

Humility Lets Us See the Truth

About 130 years ago in France, two men were sharing a train compartment: a young man who was smartly dressed, and an older man in simple clothing. The older gentleman was silently praying the Rosary, and the youth said contemptuously, “I see you...

Fuzzy Thinking and Misguided Beliefs

Few subjects are capable of generating as much mistaken analysis, misguided beliefs, and fuzzy thinking as religion—and exactly six years ago we had a prime example.  A Christian minister with his own radio program announced to the world that the so...

The Spirit of Truth

The context of the passage from the Gospel of John (14:15-21) possesses echoes of intimacy so intense as to elicit or, rather, to impose sentiments of somber, sacred reverence. They are words spoken in the most atypical setting by One about to give...

America’s Troubled Culture

American culture is infected with Relativism, the belief that everyone creates his or her own truth. In other words, that people don’t only have a right to their opinion—their opinions are necessarily right! At first thought, this notion seems...