Learning Sacred Theology III: Scripture, Moral Theology, History, Fathers, and Canon Law

This three-part series is about how laymen can go about learning the sacred science of theology, in accordance with its proper methodology and structure. I have freely gathered together notes, ideas and reading lists from various sources, particularly the Bellarmine Forums.[1]  Up until this point, we have been going through the stages in the order …

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Preparation for Tyranny I: Becoming Strong by Rejecting False Hope

... If pow'rs divine behold our human actions (as they do): I doubt not then, but innocence shall make false accusation blush, and tyranny tremble at patience. - Hermione in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, 3.2.27 Picture of Solzehnitsyn (Source Wiki Comons CC) The world is in eclipse. It looks like we have almost entered the …

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Law and Liberty – State Overreach and the teaching of the Catholic Church

This article explores the Covid-19 lockdowns in light of the Catholic Church’s teaching on liberty. It was first published in Calx Mariae in September 2020. It is republished with here in a slightly edited form with permission. References to lockdown restrictions in the United Kingdom refer to regulations in force during the summer of 2020; …

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True Law – According to the Teaching of St Thomas Aquinas

In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, governments worldwide enforced draconian regulations, restricting some of the most fundamental liberties of free societies: the right of free association, the right to earn one’s daily bread by honest labour, and even the right to leave one’s own home. They also used the crisis to further violate fundamental rights …

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