avatar

About Alejandro Teran-Somohano

Alejandro is a PhD student in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Auburn University. Having been born and raised in Mexico and, hence, having come from a Catholic culture, he is constantly thinking about what it means to think and see the world as a Catholic. How should a Catholic approach economics, politics, science, art, etc.? His main influences are G.K. Chesterton and St. Thomas Aquinas.

Posts by Alejandro Teran-Somohano:

HolyFamilybyGutierrez

Does Jesus Ask You to Hate Your Parents?

“Whoever loves father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me…” This is a hard saying from Jesus, especially in its alternative form found in Luke’s gospel: “if anyone comes to me without hating his father or mother…” Would Jesus really ask us to hate our parents, even when the fourth commandment expressly […]

2013114724synod_on_the_family_300

The Prophetic role of the Family

As the Chaldeans lay their final siege on Jerusalem—which will result in the destruction of the city and the exile of a majority of the Jews to Babylon—the prophet Jeremiah, prisoner in the king’s palace, receives a request from God: “Hanamel, son of your uncle Shallum, will come to you with the offer: ‘Buy for […]

12-4-14world-meeting-of-families-philadelphia-2015-logo

The Pope and the Family

I have followed Pope Francis’ trip to the United States with great interest. Such great interest in fact, that I barely got any work done this week, as I watched practically all the speeches, Masses and Papal events. And though I loved each and every single one of the Pope’s speeches, there was one that […]

high_res

Some Thoughts on Laudato Si

To me, one of the marks of Truth in the Catholic Church’s Social Doctrine is that it upsets people both on the Left and on the Right. Every time a new social encyclical comes out, both sides scramble to claim what they like and to ignore or outright dismiss those parts that do not fit […]

resurrection2

A Meditation on an Empty Tomb

Oh, what it must have been like to see that empty tomb on that first Easter day! Early in the morning the day after the Sabbath, the word begins to spread, as a whispering murmur first, but then openly, in an ever louder voice, that the body of Jesus was nowhere to be found. The […]

Slider by webdesign