Articles tagged: law

26 Quotes from Pope Francis' Visit to Washington D.C. and New York City

History Theology

SPL Staff • September 26th, 2015

Listers, Pope Francis' visit to the United States is one marked with historic firsts. His Holiness Pope Francis was the first Roman Pontiff to address a full joint session of the U.S. Congress. Second, Pope Francis was the first Vicar of Christ to address the United Nations at the opening of a... Read More →

When the World's Statesmen Called for a Patron: 24 Quotes on Thomas More's Sainthood

History Philosophy

SPL Staff • August 14th, 2015

Listers, St. Thomas More is known as the "Man for All Seasons" - but he is also a man claimed by all ages. Exactly why Sir Thomas More became a saint is a question that seems to draw out competing philosophies. In the petition to have More declared a saint, the petitioners wrote, "He was a martyr... Read More →

Great Books: 31 Political Works Recommended by Faithful Catholic Colleges

Literature Philosophy

SPL Staff • May 15th, 2015

Listers, certain "Great Books" have shaped the course of the Western world. Mortimer J. Adler, a Roman Catholic philosopher and professor, presented three criterion for a book to be considered "great," he stated: The book has contemporary significance: that is, it has relevance to the problems... Read More →

May Catholics Overthrow or Even Kill a Tyrant? - 9 Comments by Aquinas

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • May 11th, 2015

Listers, may Catholics overthrow or even kill a tyrant? The answer to this question is one St. Thomas Aquinas pondered over his lifetime. In contemplating the assassination of Julius Caesar, a young Aquinas seemed to state that not only can a Catholic kill a tyrant, there are times he should be... Read More →

The 6 Step Guide to Aquinas' Natural Law in a Modern World

Philosophy

SPL Staff • March 16th, 2014

Brief Outline of the Four Laws Eternal Law – A type of the Divine Wisdom of God that moves all things to their end. Divine Law – The historical laws of Scripture given to man through God's self-revelation. The Old Law – Extrinsic focus, fear, and earthly rewards – foreshadows the NT The New... Read More →

3 Steps to Understand How Humanity Participates in Natural Law

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • March 8th, 2014

The Four Laws Eternal Law – A type of Divine Wisdom of God that moves all things to their end. Divine Law – The historical laws of Scripture given to man through God's self-revelation. The Old Law – Extrinsic focus, fear, and earthly rewards – foreshadows the NT The New Law – Intrinsic focus,... Read More →

Divine Government: 6 Questions by Aquinas on the Eternal Law

Theology

SPL Staff • February 25th, 2014

SPL on Aquinas' Treatment of Law - Summa Theologica Reference Law and the Common Good: 9 Introductory Catholic Questions - I-II.90 Think Like a Catholic: 7 Questions on the Four Laws - I-II.91 4 Reasons God Gave Us Scripture (Divine Law) by Aquinas - I-II.91.4 Does the Law Exist to Make Men... Read More →

Commentary on the 4 Sins that Cry to Heaven for Vengeance

Theology

SPL Staff • February 1st, 2014

Listers, according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, there are sins that cry out to heaven. "The catechetical tradition also recalls that there are 'sins that cry to heaven': the blood of Abel, the sin of the Sodomites, the cry of the people oppressed in Egypt, the cry of the foreigner,... Read More →

A Catholic Guide to Thomas Hobbes: 12 Things You Should Know

Philosophy

SPL Staff • October 19th, 2013

Listers, the Leviathan offers man salvation in a world where the state of nature is war and chaos. Peace is simply an interlude to more war. The very equality of humanity rests upon the belief that even the weakest may devise a way to murder the strongest; thus, through violence and murder, all... Read More →

10 Thoughts on Euthanasia within the Ancients & Moderns Dialogue

Philosophy

SPL Staff • September 9th, 2013

Listers, the concept of a "right to become dead" by the assistance of another is non-sensical. Neither in the ancient world's focus on natural law nor in modernity's obsession with individual rights is a right to become dead a tenable position. The following is the Part III of our discussion on... Read More →

15 Catholic Quotes in Response to the SCOTUS Rulings on DOMA and Prop 8

History

SPL Staff • June 27th, 2013

Recommended Reading Full PDF Text: U.S. v. Windsor (DOMA Case) Full PDF Text: Hollingsworth v. Perry (Prop 8) Early Church: 12 Quotes on Homosexuality and Other Sexual Sins Homosexuality: 4 Teachings from the Catechism of the Catholic Church 5 Catholic Documents on Family, Sex, and... Read More →

5 Catholic Documents on Family, Sex, and Homosexuality

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • May 28th, 2013

Listers, though not an exhaustive list, we want to bring several Catholic documents to the forefront 0f the discussion of family and marriage. One of the many reasons our society cannot have a thoughtful conversation on homosexuality is because we've lost our vocabulary to even discuss the... Read More →

8 Notable Videos from His Eminence Cardinal Burke

Theology

SPL Staff • March 11th, 2013

Cardinal Burke on SPL Cardinal Burke: 10 Photos of this Wondrous Prince of the Church Cardinal Burke at Notre-Dame de Fontgombault: 21 Photos The Dignity of the Eucharistic Celebration: 8 Teachings from Cardinal Burke   VIDEOS 1. Call to Martyrdom by Cardinal... Read More →

The 2 Books by Cardinal Ratzinger that Will Change Your Life

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • March 9th, 2013

Listers, if Catholics are to live a life of virtue then there are two primary sciences - bodies of knowledge - all Catholics should study: the "Noble Science" and the "Queen of the Sciences." The corpus of writings from Cardinal Ratzinger is as vast and as it is impressive. An excellent survey of... Read More →

7 Quotes from Benedict XVI's 2013 "State of the World" Address

History Philosophy

SPL Staff • January 14th, 2013

Listers, the following quotes are taken from what has come to be known as the "State of the World" address. Right on the heels of his excellent Christmas Eve homily, His Holiness' address to the Diplomatic Corps touched on Syria, Iraq, North Africa, and many other nations and their turmoils.... Read More →

Modern Man Has Lost His Way: 13 Comments on the Western Heritage of Christ and Socrates

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • January 7th, 2013

Listers, Father James V. Schall S.J. is one of the preeminent Catholic political thinkers of our time. Fr. Schall's "The Point of Medieval Political Philosophy" is found within his collection of excellent essays entitled The Mind That Is Catholic: Philosophical & Political Essays__ (p.... Read More →

The Educated Catholic Voter: 10 Lists on the Catholic Citizen

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • October 29th, 2012

Listers in lieu of some comparison of fleeting political platforms and promises, SPL presents a collection of lists that articulates the Church's timeless political principles. The following lists pull from USCCB documents that address particular American politics, Vatican documents that address... Read More →

3 Prayers by St. Thomas More for Catholic Lawyers

History Theology

SPL Staff • October 22nd, 2012

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." Listers, this hackneyed quote is taken from a minor character in Shakespeare's Henry VI. Often quoted in glee and with a smirk, it raises the question of why society enjoys a "good" lawyer joke. "The answer is simple," states Strickland and... Read More →

Forest of Suicides: 6 Comments on Dante's Punishment for the Self-Violent

Literature Theology

SPL Staff • October 4th, 2012

Listers, for a study of Dante's Divine Comedy Volume One: The Inferno we turn to the translation and commentary crafted by Mark Musa. Musa's translation is marked by a clear and understandable translation that allows the story to unfold and escape being bogged down in rhetorical flourishing, cf.... Read More →

24 Points from His Beatitude Patriarch Gregory III on the Crisis in Syria (2012)

History

SPL Staff • July 25th, 2012

Listers, the crisis in Syria has escalated to a civil war standards and has claimed the lives of thousands. Amongst those most marginalized by the conflict are our Eastern Catholic brothers and sisters. The spiritual leader for many of those Catholics is His Beatitude Patriarch Gregory III... Read More →
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