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Episode 95: St. Robert Bellarmine and Communion

Episode 95: St. Robert Bellarmine and Communion

Episode 95: St. Robert Bellarmine and Communion In this episode, Jason and Dr. Bulzacchelli discuss the issue of communion in the Catholic Church. We cover:– The origins of division– The need for communion– St. Robert Bellarmine’s 3 Aspects of Communion – “Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus”– Outside the Church with valid faith and Sacraments– Reduction to the juridical– Importance of all three From:Robert Bellarmine, De Contraversiis I.3.ii. Full citation: Robert Bellarmine, De Controversiis Fidei Christiani, contra

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Episode 94: Getting Your Mind Straight in 2021

Episode 94: Getting Your Mind Straight in 2021

Episode 94: Getting Your Mind Straight in 2021 In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss some dispositions we should have going into 2021 and what Catholic wisdom and classical philosophy can offer us. We cover:– State of Affairs– Clarity– Ultimate End– Well Ordered Soul– Allegory of the Caves– Healthy Skepticism– Healthy Stoicism– Avoiding Anxiety Catholic Studies Academy · Getting Your Mind Straight in 2021     Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or

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Episode 93: Conservatism: Advantages and Disadvantages

Episode 93: Conservatism: Advantages and Disadvantages

Episode 93: Conservatism: Advantages and Disadvantages In this episode, Dr. Bulzacchelli and Dr. Smith are joined by our special guest, Joseph Grossheim, a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of St. Thomas’ Thomistic Institute to discuss Conservatism in political philosophy. We cover:– A reaction to what?– Defining conservatism– Custom, Natural Law, Tradition– Liberalism and Tradition– Epistemological considerations– Have conservatives been successful?– Conservative problems with Progressives– Decentralization– Unity, Political Order, and the Common Good Get

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Episode 93: Conservatism: Advantages and Disadvantages

Episode 92: Why Progressiveness is Wrong

Episode 92: Why Progressiveness is Wrong In this episode, Dr. Bulzacchelli and Dr. Smith are joined by our special guest, Joseph Grossheim, a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of St. Thomas’ Thomistic Institute to discuss Progressivism in political philosophy. We cover:– The need for the study of political philosophy– Defining Progressivism– Progress toward what?– Maximize aggregate satisfaction vs common good– Progressivism vs Libertarian– Utilitarianism and Progressivism– “As equal as possible” Get a copy

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Episode 91: The Myth of Self, Part 2

Episode 91: The Myth of Self, Part 2

Episode 91: The Myth of Self, Part 2 Jason and Dr. Smith continue their discussion on the false idea of “true self”. We cover: – Undefined consciousness – The “true self” vs the “false self” – Writings of Richard Rohr – Centering Prayer – Buddhist and Hindu influences – Correct way of understanding of the self   Richard Rohr’s Articles – https://cac.org/themes/true-self-separate-self/ Read a sample of Dr. Smith’s new book – https://catholicstudiesacademy.com/books/ The Myth of

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