Revisiting the “Cosmos” Giordano Bruno Controversy a Few Days Later

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In writing about episode one of “Cosmos” this past Sunday afternoon – specifically, the animated sequence about Giordano Bruno, who was condemned by the Roman Inquisition and burned at the stake as a heretic – I broke one of my cardinal rules of blogging: never comment on a movie, book or TV show unless you’ve [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on the Cardinal Virtues, Part One: Prudence

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This week, Father Jonathan Morris begins a four week series about the cardinal virtues: prudence, temperance, justice and fortitude. These are the virtues, he explains, “that Plato and Aristotle and others ever since have been talking about as the bedrock of good character…and a good society.” The first to be addressed here is prudence, which [Read More...]

UPDATE: “Cosmos” May Get Science Right, But It Gets Church History Wrong

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UPDATE: I make it clear that I’m writing this blog post based on the Slate.com article, not based on my own viewing. If the comments in the Slate article had been made by a Catholic writer, I would have taken them with a grain of salt because Catholics can admittedly sometimes take offense when none [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris Issues a Lenten Challenge

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People don’t always look forward to Lent because it involves a sacrifice, like giving up a favorite food or drink. But there’s a greater spiritual good behind the Church’s call to us during this holy season – and Father Jonathan Morris explains that in the video below. In addition, he issues a lenten challenge designed [Read More...]


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