The Church Remains the Pillar & Foundation of Truth

The Facts of Life Series: The True Worldview Catholicism is the one and the only true way to look at life, existence and the cosmos. And, despite our modern reflex to dismiss any such assertion of truth on a scale and scope such as this, Catholicism still stands firm and invites such critics to think and think […] Source: The Church Remains the Pillar & Foundation of...

Goodness, Beauty, & Truth: The Obligation of the Catholic Artist

I learned that most adults don’t consider themselves artists, however. And I came to adopt the societal mindset that artists were quirky, starving, and unconventional. About a year ago, I attended a performing arts demonstration about creativity, and I remembered that God is Creator, and that we, as His Image, are co-creators. In a way, […] Source: Goodness, Beauty, & Truth: The Obligation of the Catholic...

Is Dialogue Still Possible?

The meaning of the word “dialogue” is to speak across (dia) the “logos”. The “logos” refers to the source of reason that makes it possible for people to see the same thing. Reason unites because it is the common reality that binds people together. For Catholics, the “logos” is the “Word,” and the Word was made flesh. The “Word,” […] Source: Is Dialogue Still...

The Truth of Human Nature Goes Beyond Our Biology

The Facts of Life: Human Nature What is “human nature”? Are we merely our bodies? Or, are we our bodies and our minds? Do we have an intangible mind, soul, spirit or are all these merely adjectives with which we describe different functions of our biochemical cortical activity? And, why does it matter?  What is the practical meaning of […] Source: The Truth of Human Nature Goes Beyond Our...

The World According to God | Sophia Institute Press

The World According to God The Whole Truth About Life and Living by F.X. Cronin author F. X. Cronin became a Catholic, many of his friends challenged him, claiming not only that the Catholic Faith is untrue but also that truth itself does not exist. In this warm response to such enduring claims, Cronin takes skeptics and believers alike on a delightful tour of reality, starting with proofs for the existence of truth itself. Thereafter, Cronin considers — and refutes — step by step, most of our culture’s common relativistic beliefs, demonstrating not only the existence of God but also the truth of Christianity, and in particular of the Catholic Faith. Doubters will be won over by Cronin’s gracious exhortations to lay aside for a moment their often reflexive assumptions in order to ponder with him the evidence he brings forth. Believers will be surprised by his piercing insights into realities that, if truth be told, most of us have insufficiently pondered ourselves. All will be delighted by his lyrical appeals to mind and heart, both of which must be engaged by anyone who would grasp in its entirety our remarkable world and its abundant evidence for the reality and...

The Facts of Life: Truth

There is hardly a more provocative word in our modern era than the word “truth.”  The very idea of “truth,” objective “truth,” actual and factual “truth” nowadays is strictly the province of narrow minds, archaic and uninformed minds, ignorant and illegitimate minds, at least according to the modern paradigm for discovering truth. For assertions of […] Source: The Facts of Life:...