The Dodecahedron of Opposition

Introduction Back in my seminary days, a bunch of us Aquinas fans (dubbed “the moldy thomists”) started a blog called Tu Quoque. For over a decade now it has lain dormant – and today, at the request of a couple contributors, it has been officially deleted. Requiescat in pace, tu quoque. On its way to blog…

The Painful Papacy of Pope Francis

Introduction I officially began my journey into the Catholic Church the year Pope Benedict XVI resigned, and came into full communion under the pontificate of Pope Francis. I have to say, becoming Catholic in the age of social media has been rough – and not just because of attacks from outside the Church (which have always…

How Will All Israel Be Saved?

The Salvation of Israel In Romans 9-11, St. Paul discusses Israel’s past, present, and future with regard to salvation. He concludes by saying, “All Israel will be saved” (11:25-26). This has caused a lot of confusion. Some have taken this to mean that all Jewish people will come to faith in Jesus when he returns.…

The Insanity of Idolatry

“Professing to be wise, they became fools.” (Rom. 1:22) In his letter to the Romans, St. Paul tells us that, “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of people who suppress the truth by their unrighteousness, because what can be known about God is plain to them…through what has…