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The Best Way To Study Thomas Aquinas

  Regular readers know my enthusiasm for the Logos Verbum software. It’s simply the most powerful Bible resource ever available, and I know of no better way to study the Catechism. I use Logos everyday, both on my laptop for research and my iPad for personal Scripture study. Logos always has cool projects in the pipeline, but perhaps the most … Continue reading

Can we know God exists?

  Today marks the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, perhaps the greatest thinker in Church history. The Dominican prodigy is best known for his two massive “Summas”, the Summa Theologica and the Summa Contra Gentiles, along with a wealth of other writings on Scripture, theology, and philosophy. Pope Benedict XVI recently noted St. Thomas’ influence on the Church:   “It … Continue reading

Flannery O’Connor and the Summa

  Flannery O’Connor, the great twentieth-century novelist, was known to have read St. Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica for at least 15 minutes each night. That helps explain how her macabre stories became so drenched in Thomistic virtue and Catholic sensibility. In one of her personal letters, she revealed, albeit tongue in cheek, how deeply St. Thomas had penetrated her thought: … Continue reading

Africa eBook Project – Join the Movement!

In Cameroon, Africa, books are rare—especially the good ones. My friend Linus is studying at one of the seminaries, and he says the situation is even worse there. The seminaries are bursting at the seams with young men, yet most lack solid Catholic materials. The libraries are meager and while most of the seminaries have computers, internet is spotty at … Continue reading

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