Author Archives: Matthew Olson

Natural Law Ain’t Nonsense

“[T]he light of natural reason, whereby we discern what is good and what is evil, which is the function of the natural law, is nothing else than an imprint on us of the Divine light.” – Summa Theologiæ [Part II, FP, Q. 91] Natural law is sometimes dismissed as just another religious theory, totally dependent […]

Baptizing the Culture

“And when [God] says, ‘Be not much with a strange woman,’ He admonishes us to use indeed, but not to linger and spend time with, secular culture.” – Clement of Alexandria, The Stromata, Book 1, Chapter 5 As Christians, we are asked to detach ourselves from secular culture, but still, we are also commanded to […]

Paintings of a Pope

Pope Alexander VI, the great-grandfather of St. Francis Borgia and one of the most prominent popes in history, is unfairly mistreated. The man was a defender of Jews, a steward of liturgy, a good leader, and the one who spread the Faith to South America. But all of this is, unfortunately, often overshadowed by his […]