The Lord is Risen!  This is an abbreviated outline of one of Thomas Aquinas’s homilies for the season of Easter.  Besides being crisp and illuminating, it shows how he labored to extract every last grain of meaning from every pronouncement of Scripture.  I think it’s an excellent model.

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There was a certain inevitability in existentialism’s decline, but at least the early existentialists were serious.  I count four stages in the philosophy's devolution.

 

My new book, Commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s Virtue Ethics, is coming out from Cambridge University Press on April 30, and you can preorder right here.

 

Why doesn’t the social witness of the Church have more influence than it does?  With respect, I suggest that perhaps one reason is that sometimes those who represent the Church speak as though they don’t believe her social doctrine.

 

A reader protests:

This last blog [of yours] concerning the recent election seems little more than a petty swipe at the community to which you once belonged.  It is an act of discord being neither an act of unity or of fellowship.

 

Shortly after the election, I wrote that the president-elect would do well to remember that his election represented not so much a “Yes” to him, as a “No” to what preceded him.  Perhaps I overstated the point, because some did say “Yes” to him.

 

Sorry, no new post until next week.  In the meantime, some readers might enjoy perusing old posts in the castle archives.

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