TIC Theological Lecture Series
Dr. Fulvio Di Blasi, Director of the Thomas International Center In preparation for making our first video courses available online in January, Fulvio Di Blasi will lead a series of six lectures for our supporters spanning central theological topics. Each lecture will be held at the Thomas International Center, 343 E Six Forks Road Ste 130, Raleigh, NC, 27609. Monday, 10/16, 6PM: The act … Continue reading TIC Theological Lecture SeriesLearn More
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 LeveringLearn More
The Sources of Morality and the Splendor of Truth
In this short video Dr. Fulvio Di Blasi briefly discusses the sources of morality and the Splendor of Truth. The term “sources of morality” refers to a traditional doctrine of the Catholic faith according to which there are three elements from which we can evaluate the morality of human acts: the object, the circumstances and the … Continue reading The Sources of Morality and the Splendor of TruthLearn More
Story of a Soul
By St. Therese of Lisieux
Story of a Soul is the main work of St. Therese of Lisieux, the youngest Doctor of the Catholic Church. St. Therese’s “spiritual doctrine has been passed on to us primarily by her autobiography which, taken from three manuscripts she wrote in the last years of her life and published a year after her death with the … Continue reading Story of a SoulLearn More
The Two-Edged Sword
By Fulvio Di Blasi
The third symbol of the Thomas International coat of arms is a two-edged sword, unsheathed and with its point towards the heavens. The coat of arm as a whole is a shield that represents the defence of truth, while the first two symbols on the top—the five waves and the wing of the angel—represent, respectively, … Continue reading The Two-Edged SwordLearn More
Theology Course: “Foundations of the Catholic Faith” Taught by Dr. Fulvio Di Blasi CLASS 14: CONCUPISCENCE The term “concupiscence” indicates a strong or intense desire. In the Western philosophical tradition, concupiscence is an essential component of the anthropological and ethical structure of the human being. We find it in Plato (in the Phaedrus) in the … Continue reading ConcupiscenceLearn More
The Wing of the Angel
By Fulvio Di Blasi
On the top right, Thomas International coat of arms portrays the wing of an angel. This symbol recalls Saint Thomas Aquinas, who is often referred to as “The Angelic Doctor” because he, more than any other, reflected upon and wrote about the nature of the angels. The wing also represents theology, which is the knowledge at … Continue reading The Wing of the AngelLearn More
Was Plato a Prophet?
In this short video Dr. Giuseppe Girgenti talks about the way in which Plato has been seen as a prophet. Was Plato a prophet? As strange as it may appear today, early fathers of the Church have often talked about Plato as a prophet and about Greek philosophy in general as a sort of second “old testament” … Continue reading Was Plato a Prophet?Learn More
Christianity: A Religion of the Book?
In this short video Dr. Fulvio Di Blasi talks about Christianity and the role of the Bible in the Christian religion Can Christianity be defined as a Religion of the Book? What is the role of the Bible in Christian religion? Fulvio Di Blasi recalls the teaching of the Church about revelation and the mystical … Continue reading Christianity: A Religion of the Book?Learn More
More Adulterers than Thieves?
By Fulvio Di Blasi
Sometimes we do exactly what we want to do. For example, we want to hurt someone and we punch him in the face, we want to show our love to our wife and we kiss her, we want a necklace that belongs to another person and we steal it. Other times things are a little … Continue reading More Adulterers than Thieves?Learn More