WHAT EVERY CATHOLIC NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THEIR FAITH

Mar 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Blog, On God
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This is an important message for Catholic parents regarding raising kids in our secular culture. Taken from a talk delivered to the Archdiocese of Newark’s Men’s Conference 2017.

 

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Get The Introduction To The Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas program here.

This course covers the following topics (and more):

  • Why Philosophy is Important
  • Why Aquinas’ Philosophy Is Commonsensical And Based On Evidence
  • A Quick Note On Aquinas’ Spirituality
  • Aquinas On The Distinction Between Philosophy and Theology
  • Why Divine Revelation Is Needed In Addition To Philosophy
  • Important Things That Reason Can Tell Us About The World
  • Why This Philosophical Doctrine “Matters”
  • What things are REALLY made out of
  • How to understand Aquinas’ famous “five proofs” for the existence of God
  • Why the human mind can know things apart from modern scientific methods
  • WHAT THOMAS AQUINAS THINKS ABOUT THE NATURE OF GOD
  • The Problem Of How We Can Even Talk About God And How To Solve It
  • Why All Of God’s Attributes Are Really United As One
  • WHAT ST. THOMAS AQUINAS THINKS ABOUT CREATION
  • What Does It Mean To Create “Out Of Nothing”?
  • Why Only God Can Create
  • How Did God Create The World?
  • Why Did God Create The World At All?
  • Why Did God Create This Particular World?
  • Why Did God Create A World With Evil In It?
  • The Mystery Of Evil
  • What Does The Statement “God Can Do Anything” Mean?
  • Can God Make a rock so big that He cannot lift it?
  • WHAT DOES ST. THOMAS AQUINAS THINKS ABOUT THE SOUL?
  • What Is The Soul?
  • Why The Soul Cannot Be A Body
  • Why Humans are Body-Soul Composites
  • WILL THE SOUL DIE?
  • ST. THOMAS AQUINAS ON THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL?
  • Is The Soul Immortal And How Do We Know?
  • WHAT DOES ST. THOMAS AQUINAS THINK ABOUT FREE WILL?
  • What Is The Will?
  • How Free Will Is Possible
  • The Important Difference Between Real And Apparent Goods
  • WHAT CAN WE KNOW AND HOW DO WE KNOW IT? ST. THOMAS AQUINAS ON HUMAN KNOWLEDGE
  • Why the question of knowledge is an important one
  • How We Can Have Metaphysical Knowledge
  • WHAT IS RIGHT AND WRONG?
  • ST. THOMAS AQUINAS’ MORAL THEORY (and why our modern society is very confused about these questions)
  • Why life has a purpose and what that purpose is.
  • Why No Created Things Can Completely Satisfy Us
  • Why Only God Can Give Us Perfect Satisfaction
  • What Good And Bad Actions Really Are
  • The Importance Of Moral Virtue
  • How To Understand The Natural Law What Does The Natural Law Teach?
  • How Aquinas’ Philosophical Ethics Are Perfected By Theology
  • WHAT ST. THOMAS AQUINAS SAYS ABOUT POLITICS
  • Why Government Has A Natural Origin:
  • Why Government Is Willed By God
  • What Are The Proper Roles Of The Church And State?
  • Why The State Does Not Have Supreme Authority
  • How Unjust Laws Exist
  • What Is The Best Form Of Government?

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