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Misinterpretations of Amoris Laetitia

One of the issues at hand in Amoris Laetitia turns on the distinction between the law of graduality and gradualness of the law. The latter applies to the degree of harmony we aspire to achieve between divine and natural laws, on one hand, and positive laws, both secular and ecclesiastical, on the other hand. 6,199 more words

Pope Francis



Moral relativism is not cool. I learnt this the hard way: you shouldn’t hesitate when your friend asks “but killing babies is objectively wrong, right?” 429 more words

A05a_Ch.21-Absolute Monarchs in Europe

A05a_Ch21: Absolute Monarchs in Europe 1500 to 1800 CE

Purpose: Along with class lessons and activities, this assignment will help us address this essential question… 263 more words


Absolutism Is Absolutely Wrong

Being sick recently I found myself spending a lot of time on Facebook paying closer attention to groups and pages I previously only perused, in a vain attempt to stave off total boredom for a few minutes.

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House of Cards: Universal Morals in Christianity

I do not intend to prove or disprove the idea of Universal Morality (UM), the definition of which is more airy and difficult to grasp than one might imagine. 1,003 more words


Pretend you've read it: Europe: A History by Norman Davies (2)

Political struggles and monarchical wars in Europe in 17th-18th century. Absolutism.

Socio-economic changes taking place in France in the XVI – XVII centuries and the related sharpening of the class struggle have forced the ruling class to seek a new, more suitable to the conditions of the time the form of the state. 1,902 more words

Political Science

Anti-American Marxist Pope

Anti-American Marxist Pope

by Bill Lockwood

Pope Francis follows the script of Karl Marx as he criticizes Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall of protection on the American southern border. 1,030 more words