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The nomological argument for God’s existence

Since the 1960s, despite the heyday of logical positivism, there has been a resurgence of the traditional metaphysical arguments to prove the existence of God. We’ve heard of the “big three” arguments: ontological, cosmological, and teleological. The ontological or “a priori” argument tries to establish the necessity of God’s existence by explaining the concept of...

Prayer is not asking or ‘controlling’ but ‘being’ with God
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Prayer is not asking or ‘controlling’ but ‘being’ with God

Back in my seminary days, I remember a phrase that captivated my imagination: “wasting time with God.” It was some kind of parody or radical criticism of the modern productivity-crazed world’s disavowal of the godly, spiritual or prayerful life as a waste of time. Hence, back then, we indubitably “enjoyed” wasting time with God in...

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Tagle as papal contender? Here are the pros and cons

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the former archbishop of Manila, may be the strongest papal contender if Pope Francis resigns, like Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI did. But certain factors may affect his chances of getting elected in the next conclave. One factor is Tagle’s perceived closeness to Pope Francis, who appointed him in 2019 to head...