When he was received into the Académie Française on December 15, 2005, the anthropologist and philosopher René Girard delivered a eulogy to his predecessor, the Dominican Ambroise-Marie Carré. In one short sentence, he described “all that the post-conciliar chaos was dilapidating – the sense of what sin is, unconditional commitment, love for Catholic dogma, scorn for idle controversies” (René Girard and Michel Serres, Le Tragique et la Piété). He also mentioned the “experimental activities” that much of the clergy enthusiastically put into practice, “at the time when all the ambitious were capitalizing the word ‘contestation’.” This was in 1968.
Fr. Paul Robinson's book discusses the natural union of science and religion. In it, the Big Bang Theory is proposed as compatible with Church teaching.
Fr Paul Robinson of Holy Cross Seminary in Golburn, Australia has published a book on realist philosophy, affirming that science and truth come from the same Divine source.
It is not an uncommon sight: a couple at dinner, or a family at the park, eyes fixated not on each other's company, but on their devices.
In this issue, why focus on angels? Is it not incongruous and obsolete to study the abstract question of angels?
"When peoples and civilizations, like our own, become irrational, it is usually religion or science that are at fault."
In March of 1917, Lenin was living in poverty in Zurich. He was the exiled leader of a small extremist, revolutionary party. Eight months later, in October of 1917, he was the master of Russia, a country with a population of over 160 million and a surface that covers one-sixth of earth’s inhabited land. He established in this country one of the worst regimes the world has ever known.
A letter of support for Pope Francis’ “pastoral initiatives and their theological justification” has now been published at pro-pope-francis.com.