Truth

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On Fairy Tales — A rhapsody on themes from G.K. Chesterton & J.R.R. Tolkien

As a Catholic artist and storyteller, what interests me most are those things that help us all to make sense of the world around us. And what most helps us to make sense of the world, and our lives in it, are the stories that have been handed down to us throughout the ages. What are those stories? They are [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote from Pope Francis

“The Christian truth is attractive and persuasive because it responds to humanity’s deepest needs.” (Pope Francis; Address to College of Cardinals, March 15, 2013) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Recommend and Social Media buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you to leave your thoughts below. [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote from Fr. Romano Guardini

“On entering a church, or in passing before the altar, kneel down all the way without haste or hurry, putting your heart into what you do, and let your whole attitude say, Thou art the great God. It is an act of humility, an act of truth, and everytime you kneel it will do your soul good.” (Fr. Romano Guardini) [...]

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The Spreading Cancer of Relativism and What to Do about It

Moral relativism takes the position that there are no universal moral truths that can be said to govern all human behavior. Instead morality is relative to social, cultural, historical or personal circumstances. In this philosophy decisions would be based on: “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”  “Your truth is not my truth.”  “Live and let live.” How problematic [...]

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The Moral Anarchy of the Modern World

“Morality is the glue that holds society together… Ethical/moral relativism undermines that glue…This philosophy is an intellectual failure… yet it is extremely influential in contemporary culture,” says Fr. Kevin Azubuike Iwuoha in his as-yet-unpublished, 400-page doctoral thesis, completed in May, 2012. After a year of intensive research into the philosophy of relativism, Fr. Kevin defended his thesis before a panel [...]

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Goodness Always Tends to Spread

“Goodness always tends to spread. Every authentic experience of truth and goodness seeks by its very nature to grow within us, and any person who has experienced a profound liberation becomes more sensitive to the needs of others. As it expands, goodness takes root and develops. If we wish to lead a dignified and fulfilling life, we have to reach [...]

Night image of St. Peter's Basilica, Ponte Sant’Angelo and Tiber River in Rome, Italy.Night image of St. Peter's Basilica, Ponte Sant’Angelo and Tiber River in Rome, Italy.

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Ireneaus

“Having founded and built the Church, the blessed apostles entrusted the episcopal office to Linus, who is mentioned by Paul in the Epistles to Timothy; Linus was succeeded by Anacletus; after him, in the third place from the apostles, the bishopric fell to Clement, who had seen the blessed apostles and conversed with them, and still had their preaching ringing [...]

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Restless

“Thou movest us to delight in praising Thee; for Thou hast formed us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee” (St. Augustine, Confessions). I think most writers are naturally introspective and reflective.  While in Eucharistic Adoration a week ago I prayed for many things, including strength and courage to stay focused on the path [...]

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Encountering the Word – John 3:20-21

“For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed. But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.” (John 3:20-21) If you liked this scripture passage, please share it with your friends and [...]

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Christianity and the New Paganism

The most serious challenge for Christianity today isn’t one of the other great religions of the world, such as Islam or Buddhism. Nor is it simple atheism, which has no depth, no mass appeal, no staying power. Rather, it’s a religion most of us think is dead. That religion is paganism—and it is very much alive. Paganism is simply the natural [...]