Dead Philosophers Society | DPS

Is it Really a Surprise?

Recently, Time conducted a poll in which it asked its readers to decide which words should be banned during the upcoming year. Surprisingly, the poll included the word “feminist” as an option. Also surprisingly- or not- “feminist” led the poll. Quite a few articles were written in response to this, many of which were written […] Read More

Taking the Offense Against Suicide

“Do thyself no harm, for we are all here” (Acts 16:28).  With these words, St. Paul prevented his jailer from committing suicide.  We need to unite with St. Paul and raise our voices in prayer and love against the great scourge of suicide. When my childhood friend Rosemary committed suicide I remember feeling that nothing […] Read More

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The Problem with Surrogacy

Everyone is screaming about their rights. Straight couples, gay couples: it doesn’t matter. They believe they have a “right” to happiness, a child will make them happy. So, ipso facto, they have a “right” to a child. This “right” is to be gained no matter the cost; no matter the “rights” that have to be […] Read More

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Refuting the Argument from Scale

Frequently, when I’m having a conversation with someone who is either an unbeliever or just having doubts, they will make an objection to religious belief that goes something like this: “Once you understand how unimaginably large the universe is, it makes you realize how insignificant we are. We humans think we’re so important, but really, […] Read More

Pope Pius XII and World War II: The Documented Truth

I would like to pass some information along on an event at Holy Apostles sponsored by the Pave the Way Foundation. The lecture will be by Gary Krupp, president and founder of Pave the Way Foundation. The title of the lecture is “Pope Pius XII and World War II: The Documented Truth”.  The title pretty […] Read More

Court cites ‘Laws of Nature’ in Upholding Union of Man & Woman

The state of marriage in the Western World is in shambles; we all agree. But widening the definition (can that honestly be done anyway?) is not the solution. The way back is to hold those who do marry closer to the actual definition that is not the product of religion or the state, but of […] Read More

A Door Locked from the Inside

“I can’t believe that a loving God would send people to hell.” “Why did God create some people if He knew they would reject Him and go to hell?” “If God is all-powerful and all-good, then why doesn’t He just destroy Satan and hell?” “As long as you’re a decent person then there’s no way […] Read More

Finding Our Identity in Existence & the Family

At the Origin of Every Man is God A friend of mine recently conducted a search into her ancestry, the results of which she ardently reported to me. I listened intently as she went down the list of who begot who and where and when each of them lived. She even had some stories to […] Read More

The Damned Teen Birthrate

It might seem odd that I studied urban planning as an undergrad, only to follow that program with an MA in theology. In some ways, it certainly was odd. There is nothing typical about that path. However, I believe that my urban planning education was great preparation for the realm of theology and morality. Studying […] Read More