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Schola et Labora

Dr. Michael J. Naughton
Director, Center for Catholic Studies, University of Saint Thomas
Msgr. James P. Shea
President, University of Mary
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Missing Standards

Weekly Update

Unless we can contextualize individual experience within the framework of reality, it cannot serve as the basis for debate or discourse.

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Foundations
Raphael's "The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament"

The Sacred Scriptures

In order to understand the Scriptures, we must recognize their simultaneous human and divine origins: through the Bible we encounter the living Being who inspired its human authors.

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Marie Ellenrieder's "Baptism of Lydia"

Enrichment

This week: One man's quiet obedience to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and one woman's open heart initiated the world-transforming spread of Christianity throughout the European continent.

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Perspectives
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Encounter the perennial truths of the faith as they are applied to particular questions of life, education, and professional disciplines.
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Christian, Not Pagan

Msgr. Thomas J. Richter
Pastor, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Dickinson, ND
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Jesus is not weak. Jesus is the one who assailed the strong man, as he puts it in the Gospels, and he has taken on the enemy and won. He’s the one who is calling you to follow him.
Rev. John Riccardo Executive Director, ACTS XXIX
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Commentary

Actively Receiving, Actively Rejecting

Msgr. Thomas J. Richter
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Q&A

Chesterton's Common Sense with Dale Ahlquist

Dale Ahlquist
Dr. David Echelbarger
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Commentary

Spiritual Bachelorhood

Msgr. Thomas J. Richter
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Foundations
Investigate the first and foundational principles of the Catholic imaginative vision.
Current Theme The Search for Truth
Raphael's "The Mass at Bolsena"

Christianity: Truth or Therapy?

Christianity may help us to cope with difficulties and give us a sense of happiness, but at its core it is a matter of truth or falsity and it is to be believed on those grounds.

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Raphael's "The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament"

Sacramental or Scientistic?

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Tommaso Laureti's "Triumph of the Christian Religion over Paganism"

The Catholic Problem of History

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Raphael's "The School of Athens" Selection

Studiositas and Curiositas

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