Posts Tagged Maritain

Faith affirms primacy of God in the intelligence . .

Faith affirms primacy of God in the intelligence . .

On the feast day of St. Dominic we should recall the statement of Blessed John Paul II on the example of St Dominic for faith: “The first of

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Joan of Arc, born Jan 1412, a saint for our time

Joan of Arc, born Jan 1412, a saint for our time

Chapel at which St Joan prayed, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (A donor acquired and moved the chapel to Marquette University in 1965) This month marks the six hundredth birthday

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Francis Crane on Maritain and the Jews

Francis Crane on Maritain and the Jews

Francis Crane has written a very good book on Maritain and the problem of Judaism. Maritain seems to have anticipated much of the development of Vatican II and

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What is Philosophy?

To understand the vocation of the Catholic philosopher one must first answer the question, “what is philosophy?” Maritain in Introduction to Philosophy, said: “Philosophy is the science which

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The Church in America (Ecclesia in America), c 1

The Church in America (Ecclesia in America), c 1

Ivan Mestrovic, Woman at the Well, Notre Dame Pope John Paul II’s Exhortation The Church in America proceeds on the principle that a common spiritual origin and a

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Maritain on the terrible sign which the Council has inscribed upon the wall

Maritain on the terrible sign which the Council has inscribed upon the wall

Jacques Maritain understands Vatican II as a long culmination following ten centuries of Church history. I cannot here recount his deep analysis of the inquisition and crusades in

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Maritain on Christian Philosophy

Pope John Paul II commends Jacques Maritain in his Fides et ratio: We see the same fruitful relationship between philosophy and the word of God in the courageous

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Maritain on Catholic Action, part 3

Maritain notes that “the most sincere love risks not performing any good, or even performing a great deal of evil, unless it passes through the Word and through

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Maritain on Catholic Action, part 2

The second thing Maritain observes about Catholic action is that it will overcome the “separatism and dualism which have reigned too long in the Christian world.” Modernity has

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Maritain on Catholic Action, part 1

Maritain on Catholic Action, part 1

Maritain envisioned a level of action, where “the spiritual is considered as joined to the temporal.” Here the action of  the Christian belongs  also to the apostolate, “but

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