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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.

Raphael's "The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament"

Sacramental or Scientistic?

While scientism denies the existence of anything beyond the material world, the Christian sacramental vision affirms the existence and intermeshing of realities visible and invisible.

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

The Catholic Problem of History

Many common historical claims leveled against the Church fall flat: they fail to recognize what the Church claims to be and what it claims to offer.

Raphael's "The School of Athens" Selection

Studiositas and Curiositas

While 'studiositas' is a strength of mind, the mind infected by the often-misunderstood vice of 'curiositas' in one way or another blinded to the truth of real things.