Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Aquinas’

What if a mouse consumed a consecrated host?

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

What would happen if a mouse or a dog consumed a consecrated host? If the thought seems too crass even to consider, please know that I am not the first person to ponder the question. St. Thomas Aquinas did. Read more Related Posts:Makers of sacramental wine, altar bread suffer…Put your guitars away and consecrate yourself Read more

Thomas Aquinas and the art of public argument

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

There is, in many quarters, increasing concern about the hyper-charged political correctness that has gripped our campuses and other forums of public conversation. Even great works of literature and philosophy—from Huckleberry Finn and Heart of Darkness to, believe it or not, Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason—are now regularly accompanied by “trigger warnings” that alert prospective Read more

Tracey Rowland and the ITC

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Professor Tracey Rowland is the Dean and Permanent Fellow of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family in Melbourne, Australia. In 2003, she published Culture and the Thomist Tradition: After Vatican II, establishing herself as a bold, fresh voice in international Catholic theological circles. A member of the editorial Read more

Thomas Aquinas in China

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

The number, depth, and rapidity of changes in Chinese society over the last decade may obscure an unusual change within the academy: a markedly increased interest in the thought of Thomas Aquinas. Although it may seem strange to many in the West, contemporary Chinese scholars find Thomas’s thought not simply fascinating, but of enduring relevance. Read more

The similar effects of incest and pornography

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Although they have been common throughout history, prohibitions against incest (sexual relations between blood relatives) have become increasingly difficult to understand and defend. In part, this is a result of a misunderstanding. We often think that the primary reason to ban incest is to prevent genetic abnormalities or other harm to children who might be Read more

Thomas Aquinas, part 3: scripture, reason and the being of God

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Thomas Aquinas would have agreed with a comment on this website that he was as vulnerable to error as anyone else and should never be taken as “the truth”. He has read widely and deeply: Aristotle’s influence is evident throughout the Summa Theologica, as is that of St Augustine. Other philosophical influences include the pagan (Plato and Read more