I taught logic and debate for years. I taught my students how to argue rationally and not fall into the long list of fallacies. Most of my teaching was based on based on the Classical philosophical traditions. The old Catholic educational systems taught Logic to their pupils both in high school and in university. Some
One of the books I used in homeschooling was Popes Against the Modern Errors. The most important document, among several, is Pascendi Dominici Gregis, by Pope Pius X. I suggest readers take time to look at the entire document. For my purposes here, I shall refer to only a few sections. The point of this
Finally, I come to the nitty-gritty of how to combat hatred, Protestant type revolt, sloppy thinking, sloth and absolutely crude and rude language. One needs armour and help. We know the armour is mostly that of humility, as noted in the past two parts to this series. If one is humble, one drops the stone
Catholics are losing the ability for rational discourse. Reason is out the window and emotional responses have trumped argumentation. Debate is hardly possible. Sin creates confusion of the mind, and destroys restraints we should have learned as children regarding our emotions. I would like to put forward the plan for combating demonic activity in one’s
What is obvious is that demonic activity is causing chaos among the People of God, because of the knowledge of the depth of the sexual abuse cases. Those who know my writing know I have been involved with people who have been sexually abused and have counselled, as well as helped them get additional help.
Examine yourselves to see whether you are living in faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless, of course, you fail the test. (2 Corinthians 13:5) The Catholic Church appears to be in a crisis. A crisis, recognized by the moral failure many of its leaders. A crisis that often
This will be my last posting on Jay’s blog for sometime. I have been too ill to continue with my own, and am thankful for Jay for his soapbox. Over the past several years, I have noticed that there is ONE sin which underlines all the sins of people. This is the sin of Avoidance
I was a bit shocked today by a sermon I heard, wherein the priest told us that taking sides in the issues of the day, being pro-Benedict and anti-Francis, or the opposite, only caused divisions. What shocked me was that the priest only spoke about taking sides and not about looking carefully at the issues.
Mary, Immaculate Virgin and Mother of divine Providence, keep my soul with the fulness of thy grace: do thou govern my life and direct it in the way of virtue to the fulfilment of the divine will. Obtain for me the pardon and remission of all my sins; be thou my refuge, my protection, my