Theistic Evolution: A Modern Feat or an Old Foot? by Joseph Gedney “Nothing under the sun is new,” cries Holy Writ, “neither is any man able to say: ‘Behold this is new’: for it hath already gone before in the ages that were before us,” (Eccl. 1:10) The Holy Spirit, in this passage, wants to warn […]
This article is taken from the proceedings of the symposium ‘The Two Shall Become One’ held in Rome in September 2015, jointly sponsored by Human Life International and the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation. The Special Creation of Adam and Eve: The Foundation of the Church’s Teaching on Holy Marriage Fr. Thomas Hickey […]
by Eric Bermingham With an Introduction and a Conclusion by Fr. Thomas Hickey Introduction Why have the Gentiles raged, and the people devised vain things? The kings of the earth stood up, and the princes met together, against the Lord, and against his Christ. (Ps 2:1–2). Eric Bermingham has done us a valuable service by critiquing […]
In traditional Catholic theology, the principle of lex orandi, lex credendi (the “law of praying is the law of believing”) holds that theological doctrines enshrined in the ancient liturgical prayers of the Church testify to the truth of those doctrines because in the sacred liturgy “the Holy Spirit is the teacher of the People of […]
Does the Catechism of the Catholic Church abrogate the traditional doctrine of creation? Many Catholics who want to be faithful to the traditional teaching of the Church have been confused by passages in the new Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) which seem to be incomplete or ambiguous. In this article, we will see why […]
by Mark Koehne, Ph.D.  Introduction Genesis 1 portrays yom (יום, day), when associated with an ordinal number, as a 24-hour period of time. The way in which yom is portrayed in Genesis 1, along with other references to the use of yom in creation, presented elsewhere in Genesis and in Exodus, demonstrate this meaning. […]
By Hugh Owen In recent years, defenders of the traditional Catholic doctrine of creation have often made a comparison between our current struggle to defend the traditional Catholic doctrine of creation against so-called “theistic” evolution and the struggle to defend the traditional Catholic doctrine of marriage and sexuality against contraception prior to the publication of […]
In God’s Providence, the Kolbe Center was incorporated on the feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, in the Jubilee Year 2000. This date—selected by government workers in Richmond, Virginia—could not have been more appropriate for several reasons. It has long been a principle of traditional Catholic philosophy, with its roots in the philosophy of […]
If . . . evolution is truly much more than a theory or hypothesis… if “it is a general condition to which all theories, all hypotheses, all systems must bow and which they must satisfy henceforth if they are to be thinkable and true,” then evolution must be found in Christ. If, however, it is not found in Christ, then it is not possible. The ancient saying of the Fathers comes to mind … “What is not taken up by Christ is not redeemed by Christ.” If evolution cannot be found in Christ, then it is not redeemable and should be discarded as a work of the spirit of antichrist.
Nowadays, in Byzantine Catholic Churches, as well as in the other Churches of the Catholic Church, many ancient traditions and customs have been called into question, and many of the faithful have been led to believe that most of the “old ways” of doing things are “old hat,” and no longer apply in our day and age.