To understand the nature of evil, let’s turn to another church doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas, perhaps the greatest Christian philosopher ever (and my patron saint). He suggests that we need to distinguish between evils of fault and evils of penalty:

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“He was one of the two or three giants; one of the two or three greatest men who ever lived; and I should never be surprised if he turned out, quite apart from sanctity, to be the greatest of all.”

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A Quiner’s Diner reader wondered, then, what the prophet Isaiah meant when he said:

“I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. (Isaiah 45:7)

To get the answer, let’s turn to another church doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas, perhaps the greatest Christian philosopher ever (and my patron saint). He suggests that we need to distinguish between evils of fault and evils of penalty…

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The man from Chad kneeled upon the beach from Hell.

He gazed to his left, and then his right. He saw 20 men, all Coptic Christians, prepared to answer a question that would determine whether they live or die:

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Which one of your kids do you love the most?

I heard this question posed to Dr. Ray Guarandi on the radio. Dr. Ray is a clinical psychologist who also has a call-in radio talk show on Catholic radio called “The Doctor is in.”

Says Dr. Ray, it is not the kid you like the best. Rather, it is…

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God IS love. This is how the Catholic Church views God. I think many of our Protestant brothers and sisters have the same view. In other words, love isn’t just a character trait of God, he’s not just a “loving” entity, rather he is the embodiment of love. God IS love …

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Jesus was wrong. Every Pope from Peter through Benedict XVI was wrong. The entire illustrious Tradition of the Church, which includes the likes of Augustine, Aquinas, and Teresa of Avila all were wrong. Newly-elected Pope Francis I will be wrong, too, and the liberal media is already grumbling.

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