The more we discover about the amazing world we live in, the more we come to know about the even more amazing God who created it.
“Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth.”
If we want to find a full explanation for any contingent being, we ultimately need a non-contingent cause.
Love alone, set adrift from moral direction, can easily descend into sentimentality that puts us at the mercy of our feelings.
The things of the world and the things of faith derive from the same God, and are both part of humanity’s great journey.
We cannot truly be good without God; but if we can in some measure be good, then it follows that God exists.
The problem of evil is the greatest emotional obstacle to belief in God. It just doesn’t feel like God should let people suffer.
People use this argument a lot when they disagree with a statement and have no other way to support their idea.
One of the commonest observations made by opponents of religion is that we don’t need God in order to have a coherent and integral morality.
Those who write the histories of the 21st century will, I suspect, list an address delivered at a German university as one of this century’s most important speeches.
If the history of the world comes from the Mind of God, a synthesis of science, philosophy and theology must ultimately be possible.
If the world is unintelligible, no science would get off the ground, since all science is based upon the presumption that nature can be known.
In its fullest and most robust sense, religion is the human person’s being in right relation to the divine.
Catholic urban legends are myths of history created in the fervour of anti-Catholic passions. Unfortunately, they long ago became part of our cultural framework and are accepted today as undeniable truths.
It is commonly believed that the Catholic Church persecuted Galileo for abandoning the geocentric view of the solar system, but this is not the case.
All the patterns and purposes of reality, “visible and invisible”, are brought together under Christ as Head.