The Honor of Seeking God: St. Thomas and Human Dignity

The Honor of Seeking God: St. Thomas and Human Dignity

This is the last of a four-part series on St. Thomas and Catholic Social Teaching. To the ears of most readers of St. Thomas, the language of rights and human dignity will sound uncomfortably modern. However, these concepts do not have to be completely removed from St. Thomas’ rich understanding... [Read more...]

An Aquinas Family Vacation: Solidarity at Home and Abroad

An Aquinas Family Vacation: Solidarity at Home and Abroad

This is the third in a four-part series on St. Thomas and Catholic Social Teaching. It is well known that Thomas Aquinas had an unusual relationship with his family; how many teenage boys, after all, are put into compromising situations with young women precisely at the instigation of their family... [Read more...]

Grounded on Love: St. Thomas and the Logic of Subsidiarity

Grounded on Love: St. Thomas and the Logic of Subsidiarity

This is the second in a four-part series on St. Thomas and Catholic Social Teaching. Just a couple of years back, a Dominican friar gave a presentation at a Theology on Tap on angels. He explained their nature, their ranks, and their place in our spiritual lives. A local news correspondent attended... [Read more...]

St. Thomas and the Common Good

St. Thomas and the Common Good

This is the first in a four-part series on St. Thomas and Catholic Social Teaching. Thomistic Reflections on the Common Good Prayers of the Faithful, especially around election times, often include a petition like this: “That all elected officials and government leaders may enact laws in accord with... [Read more...]