The 'five ways' of St. Thomas Aquinas are not the only ways to demonstrate God’s existence. But they are sufficient to show that God certainly exists, and that man’s reason, unaided by the light of divine revelation, can arrive at the certain knowledge of this fact.
Some philosophers have considered that the existence of God is so 'clearly seen' that it is, in fact, self-evident. If the existence of God is self-evident, there is no purpose in attempting to demonstrate it by argument. Therefore, we must begin by asking whether the existence of God is in fact self-evident.
Even today, when the Church seems to be eclipsed by the actions of evil men, we can identify where she is, and where she is not; and by submitting to her magisterium, and receiving her sacraments, we can be transformed and made ready for eternal life.
'Religious socialism, Christian socialism, are contradictory terms; no one can be at the same time a good Catholic and a true socialist,' wrote Pope Pius XI in his 1931 encyclical Quadragesimo Anno, in sharp contrast to Francis' recent glowing remarks.
The untrammeled spread of erroneous political ideologies has brought our societies to ruin. Over the past century it has caused the deaths of well over a billion innocents, mostly unborn children, and has caused the eternal loss of countless souls.
We will see in this analysis that 'synodality' is all but indistinguishable from Modernism, that 'synthesis of all heresies,' which was identified and condemned by Pope St. Pius X in his Encyclical Letter Pascendi Dominici Gregis.
Fiducia Supplicans has as its intention the introduction of blessings of 'same-sex couples.' It also attempts to provide sufficient texts of an orthodox character to placate those who wish to believe that nothing has been changed.
By suggesting that the 'faith experience' of the particular individuals who took part in the synod is a 'theological place,' the drafters of the text are trying to turn their personal experiences into a source for future theological developments.