The Dispatch

Aquinas on humor and social life

September 13, 2021 Dr. Edward Feser 6

In Summa Theologiae (II-II.168.2-4), Aquinas discusses the essential role that play and humor have in human life.  They are necessary for the health of the individual, insofar as in their absence the mind becomes weary […]


Pope Francis’s scarlet letter

July 26, 2021 Dr. Edward Feser 100

Consider two groups of Catholics:  First, divorced Catholics who disobey the Church’s teaching by forming a “new union” in which they are sexually active, thereby committing adultery.  And second, traditionalist Catholics attached to the Extraordinary […]