Is the Holy Spirit Really God? The Trinity, As Defined by Constantinople

By AnonMoos [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Sunday, May 31 is Trinity Sunday--or, more formally, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.In honor of the feast, I thought I'd chat a bit about the Trinity--what that means, and when the concept of a God Who is "Three-in-One" was officially defined. That happened when the Church was young--more than two hundred years before the books of the Bible were finalized by the Orthodox at the Second Council of Trullan in 692. (The Catholic scriptures, while generally agreed upon, were not … [Read more...]

William E. May, Moral Theologian, Rest In Peace

William E. May, moral theologian who taught at The Catholic University of America  from 1971 through 2008, has died at the age of 87.Dr. May was the Michael J. McGivney Emeritus Professor of Moral Theology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at The Catholic University of America.  He had taught at the Institute for 17 years, from 1991 to 2008.  Before that, he taught moral theology at The Catholic University of America from 1971 to 1991.In Septem … [Read more...]

Wise Words in Soft Brown Leather: Patristic Wisdom for Daily Living

A Year with the Church Fathers

I love a beautiful book.  And A Year With the Church Fathers is certainly beautiful, with its gilded pages, its ribbon marker, its beautiful art, its presentation page!  I could smell the soft leather when I tore the wrapper off the package.I found the meditations easy to read and understand.  Author Mike Aquilina explains how he arrived at the very clear, easily accessible translations: "The meditations are taken from classic translations of the Fathers.  I've modernized the language to mak … [Read more...]