Category Archives: Pope Francis

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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