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  • Why did the early Church accept Greek philosophy and not Greek mythology? Both had a theological worldview. It was not as if philosophy was simply one step to faith but Greek philosophy already had a more or less distinct vision of God and man according to which the soul ought to conform. Accordingly, Plato’s Academy … Continue reading Why Philosophy and not Mythology? →

  • When I lived in Washington D.C. there was a group of nuns that accomplished everything. They were the hardest working people in the city. I once asked them how do they find the time to accomplish all of their work and still find time for other things. Their simple answer was prayer. Taking the time … Continue reading Models for Living: Prayer and Work →

  • Saint Paul in his epistle to the Hebrews writes that the Christian virtue of “Hope” is set before us as “an anchor of the soul, sure and firm.” (cf. Heb 6:19) The anchor of a ship is that substantial piece of equipment that when thrown down, grabs hold of the solid sea bed below.  The … Continue reading “The one who has Hope lives differently” says Pope Benedict XVI →