But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Saturday, 09 December 2017 02:02

Manion on By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed

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A highly recommended book that sheds the patient, clear light of reason on the issue of capital punishment.  Every U.S. bishop...

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 11:33

Dawkins vs. Aquinas on Pints with Aquinas

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Recently I was interviewed by Matt Fradd for his Pints with Aquinas podcast. We talk a bit about Five Proofs of the Existence of God, but our main topic is Richard Dawkins’s critique of Aquinas’s Five Ways in The God Delusion. We work through each of the objections Dawkins raises and discuss where they go wrong. Matt is posting the interview in two parts, and the first part has now been posted....

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Monday, 06 November 2017 10:03

Aristotle and contemporary science

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Routledge has just released the important new anthology Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Contemporary Science, edited by William M. R. Simpson, Robert C. Koons, and Nicholas J. Teh. I’ve contributed an essay titled “Actuality, Potentiality, and Relativity’s Block Universe.”...

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Monday, 06 November 2017 09:39

Pakaluk on capital punishment

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Philosopher Michael Pakaluk kindly provided an endorsement for By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment. In an essay at The Catholic Thing, Mike puts forward an important defense of his own of the death penalty. Go give it a read....

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Thursday, 02 November 2017 07:51

Smith on By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed

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[T]he central argument of [the book is] that some crimes deserve death, and that this is now and has always been the teaching of the Catholic Church. Anyone who would claim otherwise must contend with Edward Feser and Joseph Bessette’s unparalleled – and I’m tempted to say, irrefutable – marshalling of evidence and logic in this important new book....

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017 10:50

Five Proofs around the net

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Strange Notions has kindly hosted a Q and A on my book Five Proofs of the Existence of God (which you can order either from Amazon – though they are temporarily out of stock – or directly from Ignatius Press). They chose ten of the questions submitted and have now posted my responses. Among the topics that arise are the nature of proof, polytheism, divine simplicity, and the relationship between Thomism and idealism.;...

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Monday, 30 October 2017 08:45

A further reply to Fastiggi, etc.

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In an article at Catholic World Report, Robert Fastiggi is critical of the position I have taken vis-à-vis Pope Francis and capital punishment in my recent articles at Catholic Herald and Catholic World Report. I reply to Fastiggi in a new CWR article....

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Sunday, 29 October 2017 08:43

McClamrock on By Man shall His Blood Be Shed

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The authors do make, and effectively support, many points worthy of serious consideration. Among them, are in brief: Catholics are not required to favor the abolition of the death penalty. The church has consistently taught that capital punishment is legitimate in principle, while often pleading for mercy in practice...

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Thursday, 26 October 2017 11:02

Around the web with Five Proofs

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Unlike the cases for God by Geisler and Kreeft, Feser’s case is NOT a Steaming Pile of Crap, and it is a great pleasure to consider a case that at least has the potential to be a reasonable and intelligent case for God....

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 10:24

Five Proofs on The Patrick Coffin Show

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A few weeks ago, I was interviewed by Patrick Coffin before a live audience for a special episode of his show. The subjects were my book Five Proofs of the Existence of God, atheism, and related matters. You can now watch Part I of the episode at Patrick’s website or at YouTube. Part II is a Q and A session that will be posted next week....

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Saturday, 21 October 2017 10:58

Reply to Ivereigh, Brugger, Shea, and Fastiggi

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My recent Catholic Herald article about Pope Francis and capital punishment has gotten a fair bit of attention. Some of it has been positive, some of it less so. In a new essay at Catholic World Report, I respond to four critics – Austen Ivereigh, E. Christian Brugger, Mark Shea, and Robert Fastiggi....

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