Portrait (c. 1400) by Gentile da Fabriano (1370-1427) [public domain / Wikimedia Commons] *** (5-30-06) *** A link to a portion of St. Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica, called, Whether divination by the stars is unlawful?, was posted on this blog, in comments. This troubled “Paul D.C.” and he wrote: I was unsettled by what I found there. I am a Catholic convert and mathematician, who has been “hung up” about my past obsessive interest in astrology. I do know about… Read more

Tycho Brahe (1546-1601): brilliant astronomer and also a geocentrist and astrologer [public domain / Wikimedia Commons] *** (5-25-06) *** See the Part II portion, where I document this acceptance. * * * * * I love this particular subject matter (beyond my keen interest in the whole science and religion discussion) because I especially enjoy (as an apologist) doing the following two things: 1) demolishing historical or philosophical or theological or exegetical myths and errors, and: 2) documenting that the actual… Read more

Photo by “skeeze” (Nov. 2015) [Pixabay / CC0 public domain] *** (5-24-06) *** A fellow Christian has stated on my blog that he is troubled by certain objections raised by a certain atheist, concerning hell (the ones listed below). At that point, my duty as an apologist kicked in: if someone is struggling with the reasoning behind some false teaching and is honest enough to admit this (even publicly, which I greatly admire) in an effort to get some encouragement… Read more

Galileo Galilei: portrait (1624) by Ottavio Leoni (1578-1630) [public domain / Wikimedia Commons] *** (5-18-06) *** Eric G. (words in green) is a Catholic. Ken Temple (words in blue) is a Baptist. My older words will be in purple. * * * * * Your point that the Protestants were off on science is well taken. Could you provide us with the exact references to where they wrote that stuff? I just lost a good two hours of work, wherein… Read more

The great German Lutheran astronomer (and astrologer), Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) in 1610 [public domain / Wikimedia Commons] *** (5-13-06) *** This is a collection of follow-up discussion and my additional comments, with regard to my earlier summary-post, Galileo: The Myths and the Facts. Eric is a fellow Catholic. His words will be in green. The words of the philosopher-scientist Thomas Kuhn will be in blue. * * * * * “DelRay”, a Catholic, wrote: I’m concerned that you weaken, rather… Read more

  Rainforest in New Zealand (South Island). Photograph by “KraeheMicha” [Pixabay / CC0 public domain] *** Asterisked posts are old Blogspot papers from Internet Archive. Please allow a minute or two for them to upload and select versions from July 2015 or earlier. ***   A romantic theologian does not mean one who is romantic about theology but one who is theological about romance, one who considers the theological implications of those experiences which are called romantic. — C. S…. Read more

Personal family photo at a restaurant, after my son Paul’s baptism in 1991  This page has been discontinued. For past archived versions, see the Internet Archive for my prior web page. See also my paper, Personal Tribute to Fr. John A. Hardon, S. J. (1-1-01)   Fr. Hardon sees the spirit of the priesthood as an all-encompassing sense of mission. “The priest must want to share,” he says, “to wear himself out in sharing.” This spirit is truly universal, reaching out… Read more

[You Tube / Creative Commons license] *** This page has been discontinued (see my post explaining the reason why, with many reminiscences). Older archived versions can be found at Internet Archive: captures from 7 September 2015, 25 April 2007, 3 June 2003, and 5 December 1998. ***** Meta Description: Dave Armstrong’s links page for Malcolm Muggeridge: online from 1997-2016, is now available at Internet Archive only. Links to earlier versions provided. Meta Keywords: Malcolm Muggeridge, Malcolm Muggeridge links page, Dave Armstrong’s Malcolm… Read more

[published in 2015; 367 pages] [see full book and purchase information] *** This page has been discontinued (see my post explaining the reason why, with many reminiscences). Older archived versions can be found at Internet Archive: *** Here is a Blogspot version of my Newman page, from Internet Archive: dated 7 September 2015. The earliest Blogspot version of the page still available is dated 25 April 2007. Archived versions of my original “ic.net” website are available from 2 June 2004, 2 August 2001, and (the earliest): 22… Read more

  [published in 2009 by Saint Benedict Press] [see full book and purchase information] *** This page has been discontinued (see my post explaining the reason why, with many reminiscences). Older archived versions can be found at Internet Archive: *** Here is a Blogspot version of my Chesterton page, from Internet Archive: dated 9 September 2015. The earliest Blogspot version of the page still available is dated 22 April 2007. Archived versions of my original “ic.net” website are available from 2 June 2004, 2 July 2001, and… Read more

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