The Summer, 2011 issue of Communio is devoted to the theme of “work.” The Book of Genesis presents God instituting man as priest and king of the material universe. . . .
“As the very name suggests, techn-ology, as a certain kind of fusion of knowing and making, is not just a way of manipulating the world to our benefit. It is a way of understanding the world.”
America's Technological Ontology and the Gift of the Given: Benedict XVI on the Cultural Significance of the Quarere DeumDavid L. Schindler
The Lower is Not the More SolidJ Budziszewski
"A society may also become more virtuous in one dimension while decaying in another. Not only do civilizations die a smoldering death, but they rise again from the embers."
The Origins of Western Theology and the Roots of European CultureBenedict XVI Joseph Ratzinger
"What gave European culture its foundation - the search for God and the readiness to listen to him - remains today the basis for any genuine culture."
Brain Death: Part I
"The Church holds that death can be diagnosed on the basis of evidence that shows a complete loss of brain function, but may not be diagnosed if there is still some function of the brain."
“The identification of ‘brain death’ and the death of the human being can be maintained only if the personality of man is disconnected from being a human in the biological sense. . . . To do this by appealing to the doctrine of St. Thomas is absurd.”
Retrieving the Tradition
"The very substance of our existing that has made us the leaders in technique, stands as a barrier to any thinking that might be able to comprehend technique from beyond its own dynamism."