Whether Man Has Free Will?

  In The Summa Theologica Saint Thomas Aquinas writes: “Man has free will: otherwise counsels, exhortations, commands, prohibitions, rewards and punishments would be in vain… .”             (Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this blog and/or photographs without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and…

Old Man Travelling

The little hedge-row birds, That peck along the road, regard him not. He travels on, and in his face, his step, His gait, is one expression; every limb, His look and bending figure, all bespeak A man who does not move with pain, but moves With thought — He is insensibly subdued To settled quiet:…

Plain Sailing

“The aim of Catholic dialogue is persuasion and, at a higher level, conversion of the other party.” “In Scripture, evangelization proceeds by teaching not by dialogue. Christ’s last command to his disciples was matheteuein and didaskein, which literally means make disciples of all men, rather as if the Apostles’ task consisted in leading the nations…

Popes, Emperors, Kings & Laity

“Even in his brightest hours fallen man is never far from disaster.” History as seen from an Orthodox Catholic viewpoint. Compare and contrast with history taught in secular state education in almost any country in the West during the past forty years which very often inculcates, consciously or unconsciously, a Marxist bias obsessed with either…