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!
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