Without a Murmur

It is, of course, nothing but a truism, and not a scientific theory, to say that living systems do not survive if they are not fit to survive. To postulate, as the positivists of the end of the 19th century and their followers here have done, that the development and survival of the fittest is […]

Fruitful Geldings

And all the time — such is the tragi-comedy of our situation — we continue to clamour for those very qualities we are rendering impossible. You can hardly open a periodical without coming across the statement that what our civilization needs is more ‘drive’, or dynamism, or self-sacrifice, or ‘creativity’. In a sort of ghastly […]

A Quality of the Imagination

We don’t know how the Assumption or the Immaculate Conception were brought about nor is this a matter for science in any way. Dogma is the guardian of mystery. The doctrines are spiritually significant in ways that we cannot fathom. According to St. Thomas, prophetic vision is not a matter of seeing clearly, but of […]