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What Makes Good Distinctions Worthwhile?
We believe strongly that “Good distinctions are the spice of life!” In our increasingly polarized world, the vilification of those who disagree with us seems to be universal. At Good Distinctions, we desire to reignite good conversation, to seek out the best distinctions, and inspire others to do the same.
While we are unambiguously Catholic, we nonetheless hold that we have something to learn by listening with charitably open ears, minds, and hearts to those with a different point of view than our own. Recognizing the perspective of another does not mean abandoning or watering down fundamental Christian truths. Considering the perspective of someone with whom we disagree does not need to lead to an existential crisis. Instead, it allows us to learn from the perspective of others while respecting their God-given intellect, will, and conscience. We will never be afraid of boldly proclaiming the truth, but we acknowledge that the response of Faith must be free and can never be coerced. As St. John Paul II said, “The Faith is proposed, not imposed.”
Good distinctions are the spice of life because they lead us closer to the truth. Truth is often in the virtuous middle, avoiding both excess and deficiency. So, finding good distinctions allows us to be more disposed to cutting through the noise and receiving the peace which only Christ can give. He alone is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He is not interested in trying to trick us and He desires our salvation.
Why, then, is Good Distinctions worthwhile? In addition to everything already laid out: we are singularly focused on getting to Heaven and bringing as many people with us as possible. We hope you will join us in this endeavor! Good distinctions are the spice of life and they will lead us closer to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Good Distinctions Co-Creators: Teresa Morris and Will Wright
Who is Teresa Morris?
Teresa Morris was raised in a military family that eventually settled in northern Virginia, which is now her home as well. She holds a Bachelor of Philosophy from The Catholic University of America and a Masters Degree in Bioethics and Health Leadership from The University of Loyola Chicago. She taught high school for five years in Central America and Phoenix, Arizona, and now works in curriculum development for Catholic schools and is an adjunct professor of Biomedical Ethics in the School of Philosophy at Catholic University in Washington, DC.
Who is Will Wright?
Will Wright lives in Phoenix with his wife and sons and is a History and Religion Teacher at St. John Paul II Catholic High School. He is a regular speaker at the Institute of Catholic Theology in Phoenix and an instructor at the Kino Catechetical Institute. He is also a regular author for the website Catholic-Link English; many of his articles have been featured on “The Best of Catholic Blogging” column on the National Catholic Register website.
Will earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds a dual course of study Master’s Degree in Catechetics & Evangelization and Theology & Christian Ministry from Franciscan University of Steubenville.
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What is the Meaning Behind the Logo?
The Logo is the Greek Letter “Phi” with a Cross superimposed over it. Phi is the first letter, in Greek, of the word philosophy. And the Cross represents Christianity and Theology. Thus, our Logo is the intersection and alignment of Philosophy and Theology, Teresa and Will’s respective areas of expertise.