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ETERNITY

In Isaiah we read: “Thus says the High and Holy One who inhabits eternity whose name is Holy and who dwells in the high and holy place.  I am with the humble and contrite of heart to revive in them the spirit of humility and of contrition…”  (57: 15)  Which raises the question, ‘Where will you spend eternity?’   more

REFLECTIONS ON THE SOLUTION OF THE BOGLE/CHANDLER MYSTERY

Peter Butt’s solution of the mystery surrounding the deaths of Dr Gilbert Bogle and Mrs Margaret Chandler early on New Year’s Day, 1963, provides food for some profound thought.  more

LESSON 15 – THE LAST THINGS

The people of Queensland are afflicted at the moment with terrible bushfires.  One of those suffering the effects said after she opened her door, “It was like opening the door to Hell”.  This great evil provides a timely reminder that everyone should contemplate regularly the four last things, Death, Judgement, Heaven & Hell.  Almighty God intends that we spend our eternity with Him in Heaven but if we choose not to do so, He will not gainsay our exercise of free will.  more

LESSON 14 – A LITTLE MISTAKE IN THE BEGINNING

A little mistake can have great consequences if it is not corrected.  The error of William of Occam is a case in point.  more

ARE GOOD & EVIL NO MORE THAN DICTATES OF THE DIVINE WHIMSY?

This is a commentary on two crucial aspects of a recent paper by John R T Lamont, Tyranny and sexual abuse in the Catholic Church: a Jesuit Tragedy, namely, the right understanding of the powers of intellect and will, and of the sources of good and evil.  more

CANONISATION UNDER THE CURRENT REGIME

Much has been written recently about the Pope Francis’s canonisation of Paul VI and the theological burden for the faithful it involves.  more

PROFESSOR SOLOMON'S LESSONS IN PHILOSOPHY - FOURTH SERIES

CLEANSING THE AUGEAN STABLES OF THE CHURCH

The revelations by the former Papal Nuncio Archbishop Vigano published on 22nd August, a feast of Our Blessed Lady, have rocked the Catholic community.  Here is our comment on the crisis.  more

WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE NOVUS ORDO—PART II

The defects in the provenance of the novus ordo are easy to discover.   But to appreciate just how appalling the new rite is the reader MUST attend Mass in its original solemnity.  more

THE AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS PLENARY COUNCIL—TAKE TWO

This is a recasting of our submission on the coming ‘Plenary Council’ following the revelation that the tendentious list of submissions appearing on the Council’s website did not have the bishops’ approval.  more

GERARD WINDSOR’S THE TEMPEST-TOSSED CHURCH

This book, published in 2017, is the latest in the oeuvre of Sydney Catholic, and former Jesuit student, Gerard Windsor.  More about Windsor and his faith than about the Church, it will yet repay the reader who is likely to feel himself entitled to disagree with a deal that the author has to say. more

WHAT ARISTOTLE TAUGHT

Due to a variety of factors, there are many misunderstandings among modern scholars over what Aristotle taught.  This short paper addresses some of the more egregious errors.  more

WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE NOVUS ORDO

The indifferent way in which the novus ordo of the Mass is celebrated is testimony to the problems built into the rite.  more

CLOSER TO THE THRESHOLD ON VATICAN II

Italian Catholic philosopher, Paolo Pasqualucci, has published 26 points of rupture with Catholic tradition found in the documents of Vatican II.  It will repay readers to study them closely. more

KING RICHARD III & THE RISE OF THE HOUSE OF TUDOR

The recovery of the remains of the last Yorkist King of England serves as a catalyst for a fresh study of the man, as of his betrayal into the hands of a man who had no legitimate claim to the English Crown.  The evils flowing from this disruption of right order are with us today. more

PROFESSOR SOLOMON'S INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

Professor Solomon's Introduction to Philosophy - First & Second Series are available as booklets from Cardinal Newman Faith Resources for the price of $15 each plus postage - click here to order. They are available also as individual chapters in Adobe Acrobat form on this website -  more