The right of parents to educate their children has been discussed since ancient times. Thus, for example, Plato clearly subordinated parental education to the State, denying parents the right to choose their children’s teachers: “Parents will not be able to send their children to these teachers … because they belong less to their parents than to the city”.
On the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of the encyclical Humanae Vitae I share the reflection to which the title of this Symposium invites us. I will consider the framework in which I understand that we must place this encyclical, the background and context in which it was published, and the social nature of the principles it supports.
Memory of the academic activities of the Instituto Santo of Fundación Balmesiana during the 2018-2019 academic year
The 2018-2019 academic year was the eightieth in the history of Fundación Balmesiana, and the sixteenth of Instituto Santo Tomás, and from its route will be kept in memory significant events that should be remembered.
Continuing the repertoire started six years ago, in this issue of Espiritu we collect the Hispanic Thomistic bibliography of 2018. With the adjective “Hispanic” we specify that this catalog includes publications in any of the languages born in ancient Hispania: Spanish, Portuguese and Galician, Catalan and Basque.
According to Saint Augustine, there is in man a natural desire for happiness, a natural desire for the supreme Good, a natural Dei love. The ethical task consists fundamentally in choosing this same Good as a moral good, in arriving at a personal Dei love.
Theologia Moderna. Radici filosofiche, Raíces filosóficas, Racines philosophiques, philosophical Roots
Those of us who are familiar with the teaching of Pbro. Dr. Ignacio Andereggen we know that the titles of his productions always indicate very clearly the deep sense that inspires his elaboration.
Being the fourth publication of the series Mapping the tradition, aimed at beginner and intermediate students, Thomas and the Thomists fully fulfills the objective of offering a compact introduction to a great thinker of the Christian tradition. This volume presents Thomas Aquinas, focusing first on his biography and then delving into the vast legacy left in Christian theology. Cessario and Cuddy emphasize the genius and richness of the Thomist intellectual tradition after the saint.
The subject of the book is very explicit in its title, nothing suggestive but completely clear and direct. Behold, the author expresses, to those who want to read these pages, that we are today in the world involved in a global sexual revolution.
Presence of God and union with God. Creation, inhabitation by grace, incarnation and blessed vision according to St. Thomas Aquinas
Gilles Emery, disciple of Fr. Jean Pierre Torrell and Fr. François von Guten, belongs to a generation of thinkers in the French-speaking world who are renewing their approach to Saint Thomas as the true master of theology for our times
Memory of the academic activities of Instituto Santo Tomás of Fundación Balmesiana during the 2017-2018 academic year
During 2017-2018 was the seventy-ninth in the history of Fundación Balmesiana, and the fifteenth of Instituto Santo Tomás, and its route will be for the good memory significant events worth remembering.
I have been invited by Pablo Sánchez Garrido to evoke in this space of the Summer University the person and work of Professor Sánchez de Muniaín
Continuing the repertoire started four years ago, in this issue of Espiritu we collect the Hispanic Thomistic bibliography of 2017.
Introduction and translation of De Spiritu et Anima, an unpublished booklet attributed to Alcher de Clairvaux
We are faced with an enigmatic text.
Alcher de Clairvaux was a Cistercian monk from the Abbey of Clairvaux who lived during the mandate of Abbot Geoffrey of Auxerre (1162-1165). Isaac de Stella was a Cistercian monk born in England, who was abbot of Stella and who died around 1169.
Carl Gustav Jung was born in 1875 in Kesswil, a small town in German Switzerland. His father was a Protestant pastor and in his family there were other pastors: two brothers of the father and six relatives of the mother were pastors.
The characteristic claim of the group of thinkers who referred to themselves as “The Vienna Circle” and who formed the philosophical movement now known as “Logical Positivism” was their acceptance of the so-called verifiability principle. Put briefly, the verifiability principle is an empiricist criterion of meaning which says that only those statements that are verifiable by (i.e., logically deducible from) observational statements are cognitively meaningful. Statements that do not satisfy the verifiability principle were taken to be cognitively meaningless, statements that failed to describe any state of affairs.
The course 2008-2009 was the seventieth of the history of the Balmesiana Foundation, and its journey will be for the memory very significant events that should be remembered.
On February 7, 2009, Professor Francisco Canals, member emeritus of the Pontifical Academy of Santo Tomás, died in Barcelona after a long and fruitful life dedicated to study and teaching, mainly of the thought of the Common Doctor of the Church.
About the document of the International Theological Commission, “In search of a universal practice. New look on the natural law “. By extension, we observe that we have no other pretension than that of a first contact with a document that is destined to have a great repercussion in the reflection on the moral nature of our human existence.
Report of the Academic Activities of Fundación Balmesiana and its Institutes during the 2009-2010 academic year
The course 2009-2010 was the seventy-first in the history of Fundación Balmesiana, and from its journey will be left for the memory very significant events that should be remembered.
There is a certain consensus that, beyond the strictly economic and financial causes, it seems that the current crisis has to do with moral issues, which are either sharpening the problems or will affect a slower recovery. After decades of weak thinking, in the public discourse strong values reappear, which refer to the personal and social virtues that are needed to succeed: industriousness, honesty, commitment, respect for the given word, austerity … Also, according to the budgetary limitations of the State and the risk of the collapse of the Social Security become more evident, the gaze turns to socially valuable institutions (such as the Church or the family), which are not only able to educate in the virtues previously outlined , but they constitute the best social buffer in situations of helplessness. Now, a novelty in the current crisis is that it will be the first one for Spanish society to live without the family mattress still existing: not only because immigrants – the first to notice the crisis – do not have families rooted in Spain, with a capacity to help them in difficult situations, but also because millions of Spaniards lack this mattress, due to the deterioration of the family institution experienced by Spanish society in recent decades.