Cornelio Fabro: Apostle and Missionary of Culture

Had he lived, Italian philosopher and Thomistic theologian Father Cornelio Fabro (1911 – 1995) would have been 100 years old on August 24.The founder of the Institute for Higher Studies on Unbelief, Religion and Cultures, Father Fabro was a prolific writer, a follower of St. Thomas Aquinas whose works explored the worldview of Danish Christian philosopher Søren Kierkegaard. In his Participation and Causality, an analysis of the work of Aquinas, Fabro identified the notion of participation as … [Read more...]

A New Doctor of the Church! (And Six Ladies Waiting.)

Six women, from throughout Europe.  They didn’t know one another; but each enjoyed a deep mystical relationship with God.  They are:Saint Veronica Giuliani –Italy Saint Hildegard of Bingen –Germany Saint Gertrude of Helfta –Germany Saint Bridget –Sweden Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque –France Blessed Julian of Norwich –EnglandThe common thread uniting these saints and blesseds—apart from their discernible sanctity—is that all are on the list to be considered for the title of “Doctor of the … [Read more...]

Does “Both/And” Theology Rescue Peter and His Keys?

A guest post by Deacon Jerry Schiffer Today is the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time and today’s readings offer a look at a foundational Catholic teaching that is often contested in the rest of the Christian world.At issue is the establishment of Peter as the head of Christ’s Church on earth.  Supporting that premise – from a Catholic standpoint—are the following verses: And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevai … [Read more...]


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