Imported from “Reflections of a Philosopher Pope (2007-2015)

Resurrection: A Superabundant measure

Resurrection: A Superabundant measure

“The truth of Christ’s Resurrection is the original fact upon which Christian faith is based (cf. 1 Cor 15:14), an event set at the centre of the mystery

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Blessed John Henry Newman on the Resurrection

Blessed John Henry Newman on the Resurrection

St Mary the Virgin Church, Oxford “Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen.” Luke xxiv. 5, 6. SUCH is the

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All men and women are philosophers

The first step is to see the continuity between philosophy and the fundamental questions about human existence arising from everyday life and asked by common people in all

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Anna

The character of Anna, in Act II of the The Jeweler’s Shop, displays the contemporary understanding of love and relationships;  no doubt men and women have always had

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New Book Available

Thomas Aquinas: Teacher of Humanity — A NEW BOOK on Saint John Paul II and Saint Thomas Aquinas Pope John Paul II bestowed upon St. Thomas Aquinas the

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Guardini on the Resurrection

Guardini on the Resurrection

“We are faced with an either-or that reaches to the bottom of existence. If we take ourselves as measuring-rod, our human lives, the world as it appears to

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Saint John Paul II – first memorial celebration

Saint John Paul II - first memorial celebration

Today the memorial of Saint John Paul II is celebrated for the first time on the Roman Calendar. On this day in 1978 he began his ministry as

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John Paul II and St Thomas Aquinas: great teachers

John Paul II and St Thomas Aquinas: great teachers

John Paul II had a great love for St Thomas Aquinas. He named him the Doctor of Humanity. The young Wojtyla wrote a dissertation on John of the

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The gift of Piety and the path of penance

The gift of Piety and the path of penance

How does one advance? how does one rise?   Piety and penance.  Augustine and Francis de Sales often cite Romans 5:5, that the love of God is poured into

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Advance Always, Solzhenitsyn on “The Ascent”

Advance Always, Solzhenitsyn on "The Ascent"

“Bless you, prison” “Bless you prison, for having been in my life.” This is surely one of the most remarkable lines, from perhaps the finest chapter, in one

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