April 20, 2022
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The Legacy of St Thomas Aquinas

Legacy is a beautiful thing. A person lives through the legacy s/he leaves behind. St Thomas Aquinas is one of these people in history who left his legacy. In fact, his legacy remains till this very day. William Shakespeare is reportedly to have...

There is Only One Truth

What is the relevance which the solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe should have for each one of us? It is strikingly significant that, every third liturgical year, Christ the King of the universe is introduced to us while standing in front...

Only Jesus Gives True Life

People have always dreamed about having unending life and never having to die. Most of us, for instance, have heard of Ponce de Leon, a Spanish explorer who died 500 years ago. Hearing rumors of a magical “fountain of youth,” he outfitted a ship and...

When Unlimited “Freedom” Becomes Unlimited Despotism

“I am perplexed by my own data and my conclusion is a direct contradiction of the original idea with which I start.  Starting from unlimited freedom, I arrive at unlimited despotism. I will add, however, that there can be no solution of the social...

America’s Flawed View of Truth, Part 2

Part 1 discussed the error of believing that truth is within us so we don’t need to search outside our minds, apply reason, and form judgments. Instead we can just consult our feelings and regard them as our personal “truth.” I also gave examples of...

America’s Flawed View of Truth

A discussion of truth may seem too academic to have any practical value, but it really isn’t. In fact, our understanding of truth is crucial to the proper functioning of our minds. It therefore profoundly impacts our attitudes and thinking habits...

Walking in God’s Light

Since the theme of our liturgy for the 4th Sunday of Lent is LIGHT, allow me to quote to you some verses about light in the Gospel of John: The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:5) The true light, which...

The Burden of Ideas

It is fashionable to believe that ideas are quiet, ethereal things that can do no harm. “What others think won’t affect me or anyone else,” the belief goes. That belief is wrong! Ideas can quickly spread from one person to many, and when they do so...