Necessarily Infinite, Perfectly Simple

Reading Time: 7 minutes By Samuel D. Samson, UT Austin As fallen beings living in a fallen world, we do not possess the capacity to fully understand God’s nature and attributes. Therefore, until we attain the Beatific Vision and sans miraculous revelation, our comprehension of God will be necessarily limited. Even St. Thomas Aquinas, emerging from one such ecstatic […]

Marian Imagery in Dante’s Paradiso

Reading Time: 6 minutes The following was a college essay written by Mary Biese. It has been edited and approved by Christopher Centrella. If you have a Theology essay that you would like published that received a grade of an A- or higher, please be sure to contact us. By Mary Biese, Notre Dame The Blessed Virgin Mary becomes […]

Sacramental Marriage and the Healing and Elevating Gift of Grace

Reading Time: 10 minutes By Leo Pio, Catholic University According to St. Thomas Aquinas, grace both heals and elevates.[1] God grants grace through the sacraments of healing (Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick), initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation) and service (Holy Orders, Marriage).[2] Like all the sacraments, the sacrament of marriage is important, yet it is also unique as the […]