Matthew Levering

Interview with Matthew Levering

Dr. Matthew Levering received a B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1993, a M.T.S. from Duke Divinity School in 1996, and a Ph.D. from Boston College in 2000. He has taught at Ave Maria College, Ave Maria University, and the University of Dayton, and is currently James and … Continue reading Interview with Matthew Levering

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Raging In The Dark

By Ralph McInerny

I have recently written a little book called Some Catholic Writers which is due to appear in the months ahead. Considering the influence of the faith on the minds and imaginations of authors reveals how various and unpredictable that influence can be. It occurs to me that one might gather together authors who lost the … Continue reading Raging In The Dark

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St. Nicholas Ball 2016

By Fulvio Di Blasi

Dear friends of the Thomas International Center, We have been truly blessed this year and we had a great turn out on Saturday on our Panel discussion and St. Nicholas Ball. We are growing fast and are improving our activities and performance year by year. We are humbled by the way in which we are … Continue reading St. Nicholas Ball 2016

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The Colors of the Shield

By Fulvio Di Blasi

TIC Coat of Arms is a shield because it symbolizes the vocation of intellectuals, to defend the truth against the errors and adversities of ideology and power. The interior of the shield displays four main symbols: from the upper left, five waves, the wing of an angel, an unsheathed double-edged sword, and a tuft of … Continue reading The Colors of the Shield

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Holiday letter 2016

By Santo J. Costa

A Thanksgiving letter by our friend Sandy Costa! Jesus said, “[Y]ou will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” John, 8:32 I write to you this day with great joy and swelling tides of thanksgiving. At this season, of course, much contributes to our sense of an ending to the year, and sometimes that … Continue reading Holiday letter 2016

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Learned Ignorance

By Ralph McInerny

Preparing the index for The Logic of Analogy, nearly fifty years ago, was a mindless but highly enjoyable task. Page proofs and separate sheets of paper for each  letter of the alphabet were spread all over the table as I pored over the text and entered words, then page numbers on the sheets. After the … Continue reading Learned Ignorance

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The Two Ways to Survive Death

By Fulvio Di Blasi

After death, the soul continues to exist because it is spiritual and does not have an existence that depends exclusively on the union with the body. Of course, this existence will be a bit strange because the human soul is made to stay with the body: to “inform it”, as they say. Imagine a life … Continue reading The Two Ways to Survive Death

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The Place of Citizenship in a Worthy Life

By David Thunder

Resurrecting an Ancient Question: The Place of Citizenship in a Worthy Life I die the King’s good servant, but God’s first. Thomas More’s last words before his beheading on 6 July, 1535 …it is necessary to a prince, if he wants to maintain himself, to learn to be able not to be good, and to … Continue reading The Place of Citizenship in a Worthy Life

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Ex Cathedra. Shut Up, He Explained

By Ralph McInerny

It is a nice question whether Orwell’s 1984 or Huxley’s Brave New World was the most prescient depiction of what modern society has become. Better living through chemistry or Big Brother is watching you? The current invocation of “academic freedom” to plead for the staging of homosexual propaganda on Catholic campuses suggests that Orwell was … Continue reading Ex Cathedra. Shut Up, He Explained

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Can You See What My Eyes See?

By Fulvio Di Blasi

It’s three in the morning. I woke up about an hour ago and I realized that there’s no way I can get back to sleep. I might as well eat something healthy and devote myself to something useful. I cut an apple into small pieces, I covered it with yogurt and I seasoned the whole … Continue reading Can You See What My Eyes See?

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