Harpers Magazine 2004 | John Ralston Saul | The Collapse of Globalism Grand economic theories rarely last more than a few decades. Some, if they are particularly in tune with technological or political events, may make it to half a century. Beyond that, little short of military force can keep them in place. The wild […]
Following my earlier post: Our Place in the Universe, here’s a thoughtful response from “And All These Things”: And All These Things: The Vastness of the Cosmos and The Place of Man "The dignity of the human person is rooted in his creation in the image and likeness of God" Catechism of the Catholic Church […]
The Origin of Science | Stanley Jaki, renowned historian of science It is no coincidence that science sprang, not from Ionian metaphysics, not from the Brahmin-Buddhist-Taoist East, not from the Egyptian-Mayan astrological South, but from the heart of the Christian West, that although Galileo fell out with the Church, he would hardly have taken so […]
Essay by Gary Knapp, 1996. Reproduced from “NIV Classics Devotional Bible”. It clearly has several shortcomings* but I found it interesting and even inspiring in parts. It’s sort of a response to the recent debate in which Stephen Fry and Christopher Hitchens engaged in some joyous Catholic bashing.
When Jesus Christ gathered his disciples at Caesarea Philippi, he spoke about an event of primary importance to the accomplishment of God’s eternal purpose. There Jesus said, “I will build my church” (Matthew 16:18). During the brief period of Jesus’ ministry on earth, he spoke of three essential prophecies. First, he spoke of his own death and resurrection. Second, he prophesied about his future return to earth with all of its tumult and glory. And third, he spoke of the building of the church.
The first he fully accomplished with all of its profound effect on human history and individual lives. The second is yet to come. And the third is in process today, with each believer involved in some way with Christ in this work.
Of course, the building of the church has not been without its tumult as well. Continue reading “The Christian Era”
Michael Laws | Hone Harawira makes us want Helen back | Stuff.co.nz There can be no question Labour leader Phil Goff more accurately portrayed public sentiment than the prime minister – and then received an even greater fillip by being personally attacked by the hateful Harawira. Suddenly, the opposition leader was relevant again. And Winston […]
Here’s a great post on the topic du jour And All These Things: Genesis and Evolution The Church upholds a series of absolutes that Catholics are required to believe about creation: * Vatican I solemnly proclaimed that God created the universe, did so out of nothing and for His own glorification. * Pope Pius XII […]
The epochal work of Galileo Galilei still reverberates in the modern mind. It required an iconoclastic temperament to continue asserting his revolutionary ideas in the face of traditional understandings and ecclesial opposition. The Earth held pre-eminence in the cosmological model of the time. Geocentrism appeared self-evident; the Earth was the great Firmament fashioned directly by […]