Episode 034 – Overcoming Confusion and Four Paths of Understanding

Episode 034 – Overcoming Confusion and Four Paths of Understanding

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

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Purgatory as Judgment

Purgatory as Judgment

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

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Episode 032 – Evangelization and 4 Tips for Every Evangelist With Dr. Allison Low

Episode 032 – Evangelization and 4 Tips for Every Evangelist With Dr. Allison Low

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

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Episode 018 – The Will and Freedom: Choosing the Good

Episode 018 – The Will and Freedom: Choosing the Good

The Will and Freedom: Choosing the Good In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss a topic covered in Dr. Smith’s course on the Philosophy of the Human Person, namely, the will and human freedom. In Thomistic philosophy freedom must always be attached to what is good. Freedom is not the ability to choose whatever we want. We discuss: – how sense perception informs the person – freedom involves both the intellect and the will

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Episode 012 – Creator/Creature Relationship and a Catholic Worldview

Episode 012 – Creator/Creature Relationship and a Catholic Worldview

Creator/Creature Relationship and a Catholic Worldview Christian faith has been declining for decades, but its influence and appeal has fallen remarkably in recent years. Indeed, it appears that the faithful are simply disappearing. The central, undeniable truth about modern Christianity is that it has turned decisively from away from a Biblical, God-centered worldview, and in its place has constructed an anthropocentric form of Christian humanism that prioritizes human suffering, human satisfaction, and human dignity. In

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