Author Archives: Fr. Paul

The conversion of an atheist Sci-Fi writer

Science Fiction author John C. Wright explains his conversion at Strange Notions. Here he explains the beginning of the process: I am more than a presumably rational individual. I was a champion of atheism who gave arguments in favor of … Continue reading

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Faith Gives Hope to Science

In this interview with ZENIT, Professor Dominique Lambert, an expert in theoretical physics and the philosophy of science at the University of Namur, Belgium, believes not only does the Catholic faith, when correctly applied, not hinder science, but gives it … Continue reading

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Fundamental physics is in a metaphysical mess and needs help

So says Raymond Tallis of The Guardian. But there could not be a worse time for philosophers to surrender the baton of metaphysical inquiry to physicists. Fundamental physics is in a metaphysical mess and needs help. The attempt to reconcile … Continue reading

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Archbishop Chaput on the Evidential Power of Beauty

A nice reflection on beauty by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia in his weekly column, he offers these lessons: First, the most powerful kind of witness doesn’t come from a classroom or pulpit. It doesn’t need an academic degree or … Continue reading

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The Problem of Evil is Harder for Atheists to Explain

So argues seminarian Joe Heschmeyer over at Strange Notions. Simply put, the existence of evil is frequently used against theists, but acknowledging that there is such thing as evil then puts the burden back on atheists. But here’s the problem … Continue reading

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Faith and reason: the two wings of the human spirit

Fascinating article over at Catholic Stand on the relationship between implicit (personal, informal, natural) and explicit (theoretical, formal) reason, as taught by John Henry Newman. What is faith? Is it explicit theoretical knowledge, or implicit personal knowledge? Does it even … Continue reading

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Why the New Atheism is Inadequate

A recent convert to the Catholic Church speaks of why the New Atheism (in general: Dawkins, Harris and Hitchens) is not enough to approach the big questions. Here is her entire piece in The Catholic Herald. First, the alleged conflict … Continue reading

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