Category Archives: Pope Francis

A Way to Talk to Your Family About God

How do we avoid the “prophet’s curse”?I used to teach a unit on language in my philosophy of the human person classes. The author we read gave a confident argument that language was absolutely central to the human experience, and … Continue reading

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Syria: a couple of “just war” considerations

I really have no desire to write about the proposed U.S. military intervention into the civil war in Syria. I doubt I really do punditry that well, especially in regard to war; it is hard to make jokes about it. … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei: a reason to read it

Add this to the “Spooky” file: I begin teaching a class on the Philosophy of God, and before the week is out Pope Francis publishes his first encyclical letter Lumen Fidei (“The Light of Faith”). Even spookier is that this … Continue reading

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The Vocation of the Protector: a Brief Defense of Christian Gun Ownership

One of the philosophy professors where I teach (The Catholic University of America) has an article taped up on his office door with the headline “Catholics Should Trust in God, not Guns.” Despite the NRA sticker on my car, I … Continue reading

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