Usury & Interest

The word “usury” has crept back into public view over the past decade. It is interesting that the current Pope, in 2014, greeted the National Council of Anti-Usury Foundation by saying “When a family has nothing to eat, because it has to make payments to usurers, this is not Christian, it is not human!” Usury, a […]

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Philosophy, Spirituality

Spirit of the Occident

Western Civilisation is composed of three elements; Roman Ethos[1] Christian Pathos[2] Greek Logos[3] It was Aristotle, in fourth century BC Greece, who first defined Ethos, Pathos, and Logos.[4] We have to praise Thomas Aquinas for bringing “ancient Athens to medieval Paris,” and of course, Dante Alighieri for not only reinterpreting Tradition but also for playing […]

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History, Politics

The Decline of Community

It’s common to hear historians and laypersons alike express the notion that history is linearly moving in a positive direction, that is: society is gradually improving upon itself through social, political and cultural upheavals which culminate in the incessant improvement of the human condition, asymptotically approaching nothing short of utopia. But modernity has its price. […]

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