We cradle Catholics must establish a habit for ourselves that was first established by others for us: the habit of going to Mass.
We must revisit the Galileo case, not only because it affects how some view the Catholic Church, but also the way we view faith and science going forward.
If God is good, how can it be that a child gets cancer? How can it be that a young mother dies? Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen to Good People?
It must be hard to live a life of metaphysical certitude about everything. Certainty leaves no room for wonder. And that’s sad. Because wonder is wonderful.
In discussions with atheists, I've been accused of seeing everything in a way that supports my position that God exists—a relatively kind accusation compared to some well-renowned atheists.
Intellectual conversion helps us know God and spiritual conversion helps us love God—both can help us overcome scrupulosity. We also need moral conversion.
In the battle against scrupulosity, spiritual conversion, which has been defined as “falling in love with God,” can prove to be a most powerful weapon.
Intellectual conversion is necessary not only to see the innocence in others, but sometimes, in ourselves, namely in the struggle with scrupulosity.
Obstacles to truth come in different forms; on the level of conscience and our response to it. Two big obstacles to truth are laxity and scrupulosity.