“Peter’s denial tells us what society is.”
The Catholic philosopher, and social scientist, Rene Girard, died yesterday at the age of 91 at his home in Stanford, California: The ‘Darwin of the Human Sciences’. May perpetual light shine upon him. More on Girard’s life from Artur Rosman here: RIP Rene Girard. Watch Girard speak about Scripture and St. Peter’s denial of Christ after the jump:
“Those who remain silent are responsible.”
Yesterday, Aug. 9th, was the Feast of St. Edith Stein (Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) who died in the Holocaust. Edith Stein grew up in a Jewish home, the youngest of 11 children, and received her doctorate in philosophy in 1915, despite the fact that women were not granted professorships at the time. She wrote, “There is no profession which cannot be practiced by a woman.” After reading St. Teresa of Avila‘s writings she concluded, “this is the truth” and converted to Catholicism. Several years later she became a Carmelite nun. Learn more about her incredible life and thought from the Vatican’s website here: Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Edith Stein ((1891-1942).