Adam, Ralph, Moses and Man

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Essential to the idea of the Incarnation is what Anscar Vonier called “the assumption that to God mankind is a unity far beyond anything we can conceive.” I will argue, in these reflections, that this unity is biological, psychological, and historical. With respect to biology, perhaps some attention should be […]

Why Christ Came Down

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon In the second century, Irenaeus, the second bishop of Lyons, explicitly asked-with respect to the eternal Word – “for what purpose did he come down?” (Against the Heresies 2.14.7). And the answer, “that he might destroy sin, abolish death, and give life to man” (3.18.7). Irenaeus explains, “God created man […]