Building Our Houses on Rock, by Michael Pakaluk

Founder’s Quote
October 13, 2021
USCCB Pro-Life Chairman Urges Biden to Act Like the ‘Devout Catholic’ He Says He Is, by Katie Yoder
October 13, 2021

*Image: Resurrection: The Hill of Zion 1946 Stanley Spencer [Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, England]. “Christ, seated at the top, is trying to organise his rather chaotic disciples and angels. Around them people stretch and yawn as they rise from their graves.”

By Michael Pakaluk, The Catholic Thing, Oct. 13, 2021

Michael Pakaluk, an Aristotle scholar and Ordinarius of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, is a professor in the Busch School of Business at the Catholic University of America. …

Note: TCT Editor-in-Chief Robert Royal will be joining, from Rome, the other members of the Papal Posse – Raymond Arroyo and Fr. Gerald Murray – tomorrow evening at 8 PM on EWTN’s “The World Over” to discuss the Synod on Synodality, recent controversies in the Church and the public square. Consult local listings for broadcast and re-broadcast times. Episodes of the show are also available on YouTube shortly after they first air.


Michael PakalukThe third part of the Ordinary of the Mass is the Credo.  I sometimes wonder whether we regard it, rather, as the Credo et Expecto.  Because it consists not solely of acts of faith but also acts of hope:  “Additionally, I await the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.”

In the grittier language of the Apostle’s Creed, it’s the carnis resurrectionem that awaits, the “rising again of our very flesh” – a scandal since the beginning of the Church to all who attempt to intellectualize or spiritualize away the full Christian hope.

Why is this concrete hope so important for us today?   Two reasons, I think.  …