McManaman , Douglas P.
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Douglas P. McManaman is a Deacon and a Religion and Philosophy teacher at Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy in Markham, Ontario, Canada. He is the past President of the Canadian Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. He maintains the following web site for his students: A Catholic Philosophy and Theology Resource Page.



Currently showing only those Articles posted in: 2015

What is negative is positive, when talking about sin

Many people of the 70s generation were deceived by a false understanding of sin. It was thought that talk of sin was negative. A whole generation was brought up on that deficient Catechesis, one that left sin almost entirely out of the picture.

Date posted: 2015-02-23

Exercising one's priesthood in dying

Death is our final act; it becomes a holy act, a final and definitive prayer in fact, when we join our suffering and our death to the suffering and death of Christ. At death, we get to exercise our office of priesthood in the act of dying, by offering ourselves and our entire life to God.

Date posted: 2015-02-19

How to become the most popular teacher

Becoming the most popular teacher is simply a matter of personality, not character; it is so easy in fact that it is a wonder that no one has thought of it before. Say 'yes' to your students, always, in every circumstance, till the very end of the semester.

Date posted: 2015-02-08

Orders of Ignorance

There is only a very tiny sphere in which what is made available to an individual is sufficient to make valid inferences. One of the most important conditions most conducive to mutual understanding and human progress is the awareness of the profound limitations that matter and sense perception impose on human knowing.

Date posted: 2015-02-02