Looking Back at “Humani Generis”

The 1950 encyclical Humani Generis, “Concerning Some False Opinions Threatening to Undermine the Foundations of Catholic Doctrine,” should be understood in the context of the pontifical effort to reform Catholic intellectual life. Pope … [Read more...]

A Postmodern Christianity?

The instantiation of postmodern preferences has had varying effects on ecclesial communities, and has even given rise to new religious groups. Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong,  "Tower of Babel" painting, Italian philosopher … [Read more...]

Thinking as a Christian with Josef Pieper

In an age when society is again becoming highly polarized, it is important to remember that the lack of real communication causes a breakdown in civility, and an increase in ignorance.   During his long lifetime, Josef Pieper (1904-1997) … [Read more...]