Testing the Causal Chain

Testing the Causal Chain

Last November, we looked at what some call the existential argument for God’s existence. One of its key premises is that whatever doesn’t have existence by nature must receive its existence from a cause outside itself (an “existential cause”—a cause that gives...

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Prayer that Saves the Sick and Sinful

Prayer that Saves the Sick and Sinful

It’s not uncommon for Catholics and Protestants to debate certain passages from James’s epistle. James 2:24 is the verse that many are familiar with: “You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.” A passage that’s not as well known, however, is...

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Why the Natural Law Still Matters

Why the Natural Law Still Matters

I recently gave a talk on relativism and its relation to sexual issues, and in conversation afterward a gentleman asserted that Catholics are fighting a losing battle by using natural law arguments to support certain moral positions. Because our culture is so...

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The Moral Logic of Sexual Consent

The Moral Logic of Sexual Consent

The “Weinstein Effect,” and Oprah Winfrey’s recent denunciation of sexual predation in Hollywood, have provided us all with an opportunity to think through the role of consent in establishing the morality of sexual acts. Last month we looked at reasons why consent, by...

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The Moral Limits of Consent

The Moral Limits of Consent

There may still be hope for our sex-crazed culture after all. The recent events involving accusations of sexual assault, harassment, and rape against Hollywood’s elite—what has become known as the Weinstein Effect—give reason to believe this. Because our culture...

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A God-Bathed World

A God-Bathed World

  When you look at a tree, what do you see? For the longest time I just saw branches and leaves. But after studying some philosophy, I now see something far greater: I see God. Now, you’re probably thinking, Oh no. Karlo has gone off the deep end and become a...

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The ‘Fruit-of-the-Vine’ Objection

The ‘Fruit-of-the-Vine’ Objection

  Catholics defend their belief in the Eucharist by appealing to Christ’s words at the Last Supper. We argue that because Jesus said, “This is my body,” and not, “This represents my body,” he literally meant that bread becomes his body (and wine his blood). A...

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RIP: God?

RIP: God?

  Some atheists claim that science has buried God by proving he doesn’t exist, or at least by making him irrelevant. Stephen Hawking stated in a 2010 interview, for example, that science can explain the universe without the need for a Creator. So, is science God’s...

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That They May Be One

That They May Be One

  Catholics claim that the papacy is the key to Christian unity—the visible source of unity for God’s people. According to the Second Vatican Council, God has established the bishop of Rome as the Church’s “perpetual and visible principle and foundation of unity”...

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