Guest post by Joe Grossheim I was listening to this lecture by Dr. Daniel De Haan, who is another one of Dr. Benjamin Smith’s former students, and he begins with an excellent observation: There are existential reasons for our commitments to certain philosophical principles and even scientific methods for engaging the world, and that these commitments are often the driving force behind our questions and answers about reality. This fact alone seems to explain exactly why
Guest post By Joseph Grossheim The original pro-life position was a reaction against the Roe v. Wade decision. Roe v. Wade claims that procuring an abortion cannot be prohibited by law, the pro-life position in its purest form upholds that no abortion can be procured without qualification. But in recent years, some have argued for an apparent logical development of the original pro-life position called the “seamless garment approach,” or sometimes the “pro-life and whole-life”
The Common Good and 4 Ways to Misunderstand It In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss a paper recently presented by Dr. Smith at the American Maritain Association on the topic of the common good. We discuss:– St. Thomas Aquinas and the Common Good– Acquired Actual Happiness– Utilitarian Error– Statist Error– Egalitarian Error– Theological Error Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to get future episodes!
The Primacy of Christology In this episode, Jason and Dr. Bulzacchelli talk about Christology and its primacy within the other disciplines of theology. We discuss:– The early Church and the Christological Controversies– Christology and the Sacraments– Christology and Salvation– Christology and Ecclesiology– Christ and John 6– Christology and the Eucharist– Christology and Eschatology Check out Dr. Bulzacchelli’s new course – catholicstudiesacademy.com/courses/christology/ Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to get future
Lent and the Bad Idea of “Doing Something Extra” In this episode, Jason and Dr. Bulzacchelli discuss Lent and some historical considerations. We discuss:– Early origins of Lent– Fasting and Abstinence – What the word Lent actually means– The idea of “doing something extra” for Lent– The importance of sacrifice during Lent– Simplicity in our Lenten offerings Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to get future episodes!