The Demands of Faith

The Demands of Faith

This is the ninth and final video in a series on St. Thomas Aquinas and the virtue of faith. Faith makes demands upon the believer, just as love does the lover. Such demands are not burdensome, however. Instead they are quite beautiful, as they are intended to lead us to beatitude. To conclude our series,... [Read more...]

Three Dead-End Streets of Unbelief

Three Dead-End Streets of Unbelief

This is the eighth video in a series on St. Thomas Aquinas and the virtue of faith. We’ve all been misled by a confusing road sign or traffic pattern, or learned too late that we turned down a dead-end street. These exist in the life of faith as well: erroneous beliefs that lead one down the wrong... [Read more...]

The Dialectic of Faith and Unbelief

The Dialectic of Faith and Unbelief

This is the seventh video in a series on St. Thomas Aquinas and the virtue of faith. To have the faith is not part of human nature, but it is part of human nature that man’s mind should not thwart his inner instinct, and the outward preaching of the truth. –St. Thomas Aquinas Faith is about not... [Read more...]

Faith-Based Fear Is Nothing To Be Afraid Of

Faith-Based Fear Is Nothing To Be Afraid Of

This is the sixth video in a series on St. Thomas Aquinas and the virtue of faith. The most frightening part of being in love is the knowledge that we are capable of hurting the person we love. Because when our love is genuine, that’s the last thing we want—to say or do something that offends or... [Read more...]

The Faith of Angels

The Faith of Angels

This is the fifth video in a series on St. Thomas Aquinas and the virtue of faith. Unlike humans, angels don’t have or need faith, do they? Or even if they did, it would be easy–effortless, even–for them to believe in God, right? Not so fast. In some ways, as Fr. Serge-Thomas Bonino, O.P.,... [Read more...]

Habitus and Caritas: The Legs that Enable Faith to Stand and Walk

Habitus and Caritas: The Legs that Enable Faith to Stand and Walk

This is the fourth video in a series on St. Thomas Aquinas and the virtue of faith. When St. Thomas finally turns his attention to the virtue of faith itself in the Summa Theologiae, he appeals to some unexpected subjects: the nature of human habits (meaning stable dispositions or abilities), the demons’... [Read more...]

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