Posts Tagged ‘St Thomas Aquinas’

We must have the right to be wrong

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

In the Carafa Chapel in the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva​ in Rome, there is a statue of the revered Catholic figure St Thomas Aquinas with the Latin inscription, Sapientiam sapientum perdam. The inscription translates as “I shall destroy the wisdom of the wise”. Who were the wise? The wise were scientists and philosophers Read more

Would St. Thomas Aquinas wear a mask to Mass?

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

What is the proper spiritual response to the coronavirus pandemic? Although many Catholics seek to use this period as “a time of renewal,” as one priest put it, a vocal minority are approaching the pandemic with words more suited to culture warriors than to spiritual warfare. Any Catholic who has spent time on social media Read more

St. Thomas Aquinas: five remedies against sadness

Friday, February 5th, 2016

On certain days we have all been sad, days when we have been unable to overcome an inner torpor or depression that weighs down on us and makes it difficult to interact with others. Is there a trick for overcoming sorrow and recovering our smile? St. Thomas Aquinas suggests five remedies against sadness that have Read more

St Thomas Aquinas: the relationship of mercy to justice

Friday, October 30th, 2015

We have heard a lot about (the new) mercy during the past months, and with respect to the (sometimes strange and surprising) topics discussed at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family. The remarks of some of the participants in the debates gave the impression that the insistence on truth—and on justice based on truth—is indicative Read more