It is safe to say that modern men and women are obsessed with happiness. Of course this is hardly a unique situation. Every generation and community is concerned with happiness in one way or another, although it is important to remember that not every culture has defined happiness in the same way; not ever culture defines happiness in terms of wealth and satisfaction. Indeed, the great philosopher Aristotle had much to say on the matter.
Authentic Love and the Good In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss our society’s confusion of different kinds of love. In order to evangelize people and the culture, we need to restore a proper understanding of love. We discuss:– Passionate Love– Human Love– Love is not primarily a feeling (passion)– Love is an act of the will– Discussion of the good in relation to the love– Discipline and Love– Brief discussion of the friendship
Overcoming Confusion and Four Paths of Understanding In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the problem of confusion and understanding and how Aristotle’s 4 Causes can help us avoid confusion. we discuss:– understanding has to judgments– judgments have to to do with reality– Plato asking ‘what?’ and ‘why?’– Aristotle’s 4 causes with examples– 4 Causes lead to 4 questions – how asking theses questions dispels confusion and leads to understanding Please
We often imagine that purgatory is a sentence we serve before our admittance into heaven. But what if purgatory doesn’t follow judgment? What if purgatory is judgment, subjectively experienced by us? This is precisely the view articulated by St. Catherine of Genoa (d. 1510). For her, purgatory isn’t an immersion in corporal fire but a metaphorical, spiritual fire. Our inordinate attachments to lesser goods, or to false goods, which distract us from God are impurities
Evangelization and 4 Tips for Every Evangelist With Dr. Allison Low In this episode, Jason talks with Dr. Allison Low about her embrace of the Catholic faith and her work in evangelization. We discuss:– Dr. Low’s full embrace of her Catholic Faith– The relationship of studying the faith and loving God– Her experience with St. Paul’s Street Evangelization– She gives 4 tips for every evangelist– The importance of writing, evangelizing, and teaching– Baptismal call to