The One and the Many: How to Find Unity in Diversity

The One and the Many: How to Find Unity in Diversity

For Pentecost, Pope Francis and Bishop Baron talked about unity in diversity. In the Politics, Aristotle presents a political theory with a similar theme.
The Purpose of a Myth: Insights from J.R.R. Tolkien and Mircea Eliade

The Purpose of a Myth: Insights from J.R.R. Tolkien and Mircea Eliade

What is the purpose of myths? Myths have 2 functions: to give strength through a connection with transcendent reality and to present a paradigm for action.
What is Conscience? Quotes from Immanuel Kant and John Henry Newman

What is Conscience? Quotes from Immanuel Kant and John Henry Newman

Kant and Newman believed you could prove the existence of God through our awareness of the conscience. Here are some quotes that explain their arguments.
Aesthetics and Spirituality Part I: High Places

Aesthetics and Spirituality Part I: High Places

Over the millennia, the human species has made cultural objects that bear striking resemblance to each other despite distances of time and space.
The 5 Transcendentals (And How they Provide Evidence for the Soul)

The 5 Transcendentals (And How they Provide Evidence for the Soul)

There are 5 transcendental desires that philosophers have recognized since the time of Plato. What are they, and how can they provide evidence for a soul?
Rudolf Otto's 'Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans' in Our Experience of the Numen

Rudolf Otto's 'Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans' in Our Experience of the Numen

Within the numinous experience, the numen presents itself as having two distinct poles of feeling-content: mysterium tremendum and mysterium fascinans.
Proof of a Soul from the Transcendentals and Our Interior Sense of God

Proof of a Soul from the Transcendentals and Our Interior Sense of God

Plato argued for proof of a soul from transcendental desires. We can also find evidence from the numen, the sacred in the world, and conscience.
Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

In view of God's unconditional love and His redemption of suffering, one might ask, why would God have allowed suffering to occur in the first place?
Healing Post-Election America

Healing Post-Election America

Over the past 4 or 8 or 12 years, it’s worth wondering if we're becoming people who claim to love humanity, but fail to love and befriend actual persons. 
Does God Care Whether I Exist?

Does God Care Whether I Exist?

It is an unfortunate and terrifying catechesis that presents God as a being whose happiness is indifferent to my existence.

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