The Sight of the Blessed

12 minutes The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Clarifying Catholicism, nor of everyone affiliated with Clarifying Catholicism. If someone wishes to write an opposing article, please Contact Us. The following was a college essay written by Elizabeth Zahorick. It has been edited and approved by Michael Twohig. If you have […]

A Sixth Way?: Rational Souls and the Teleological Argument

13 minutes The following was a college essay written by Samuel Samson. It has been edited and approved by Ariel Hobbs. 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 Samuel Samson, The University of Texas at Austin St. […]

Theological Notes: Categories of Church Teaching

4 minutes By Dmitri Garlic, Texas A & M                I think this has happened to every Catholic who enjoys discussing theology with other Catholics. You are debating some theological issue (to take a non-controversial example I’ll consider the question of whether it is lawful to put pineapple on pizza). You, being a big-brained Thomist, know just […]

The Metaphysics of Time Travel

14 minutes The following was a college essay written by John Mancini. It has been edited and approved by Ariel Hobbs. 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 John Mancini, University of Rhode Island Back to the […]

Use of Emotions at Mass

9 minutes By Zach Watters, Yale University The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Clarifying Catholicism, nor of everyone affiliated with Clarifying Catholicism. We welcome respectful responses in the comments below. Catholics are generally not known for their effusiveness in worship. In fact, many Catholics downright distrust more demonstrative and affective […]

Necessarily Infinite, Perfectly Simple

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 […]

St. Thomas Aquinas is Not Sexist

8 minutes By Katie Hugo, Franciscan University             Thomas Aquinas was a well-known Catholic priest and saint who lived in the thirteenth century. The medieval theologian was part of the Order of Preachers, also known as the Dominicans. He wrote several works on various topics related to Catholic thought, with the most famous being his unfinished theological […]

Eucharist: Source and Summit

4 minutes Written by Nick Jones (University of Rhode Island) | Edited by Ariel Hobbs As I write, the Church finds herself in the midst of celebrating the great feast of Corpus Christi, the Body of Christ. Naturally, this feast invites us to a deeper, more recollected contemplation of the Most Holy Eucharist. It is very easy […]

The Absolute Love of God, the ‘Uncaused Cause’

6 minutes By Maureen Shumay, University of Dallas When entertaining the idea of ‘God’, one may come to a reasonable understanding of his existence, but when it comes to God’s knowledge of us, we may seem all too insignificant to merit the care of the creator of the universe. In other words, while the idea of a […]

Nourishing the Body for Life and Preparing the Soul for Death

11 minutes The following was a college essay written by Miriam Trujillo. It has been edited and approved by Ariel Hobbs. 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 Miriam Trujillo, Catholic University of America 2020’s headline-monopolizing epidemic […]