July 3, 2019 – Faith and Doubt

An internet search for “faith and doubt” brought up several links, the most interesting of which seemed to be this blog post by Thomas Savoie, about whom I know nothing except that he professes to be a serious Catholic, published on augustinesalley.wordpress.com. The purpose of that blog is:

To reflect on Aristotle’s great maxim: “The unexamined life isn’t worth living”  by discussing philosophy, faith and science. Dedicated to my favorite heroes of philosophy: St Augustine and Aristotle

That purpose and Mr. Savoie’s post on faith and doubt seem to me to be consistent with using our minds as commanded by Jesus and as suggested by the Catechism:

Matthew 22:37 – He said to him, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.

Catechism Part 3, Section 1, Chapter 1, Article 6 – MORAL CONSCIENCE – 1776 “Deep within his conscience man discovers a law which he has not laid upon himself but which he must obey. Its voice, ever calling him to love and to do what is good and to avoid evil, sounds in his heart at the right moment…. For man has in his heart a law inscribed by God…. His conscience is man’s most secret core and his sanctuary. There he is alone with God whose voice echoes in his depths.

You can read the blog post Faith and Doubt HERE. I found myself in general agreement with his points, so, if you find problems with his positions, let me know where I am going wrong.


1 thought on “July 3, 2019 – Faith and Doubt

  1. jbolton364

    My name is Joe Bolton and Thomas Savoie is my uncle (mother’s brother), I’m glad you found his post on Faith and Doubt intellectually stimulating. As the main author and owner of the “Augustine’s Alley” blog I would encourage you to dive right in and read other posts on the Catholic Faith.

    God Bless!

    Joe Bolton



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