Parallels

Parallel between the decline of paganism and the present decline of the Church. “The condition of the world at the moment is rather like that of the decaying Roman civilization of the fourth century. There are many parallels and similarities: the breakup of society, the increased eroticism, the passion for the circus or sporting arena…

Five Words

“A commitment to the attainability of truth and the knowledge of reality must precede any commitment to Christ. I have stated that the heart of a Christian education may be summed up in five words: Truth exists; the Incarnation happened. One cannot truly believe in the Incarnation, and therefore in Jesus Christ as God, if…

When dialogue is all at sea

  The disproportion between an intellect’s asking a question and understanding a reply. “An intellect can be capable of formulating an objection without being capable of understanding the argument that meets the objection. The fact, that an individual’s intellectual strength may be greater in raising objections than in understanding replies, is a common cause of…