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:


No Longer Slaves

There is a temptation that can arise in the Christian life, to think that we have somehow forfeited our dignity and worth because of our sins. We might think that somehow, even after repentance and forgiveness through the Sacrament of Confession, we remain as second-class Christians because God could not possibly forget what we have done. This […]


“If you wish, you can make me clean”

With Lent right around the corner, the talk of the (Catholic) town has centered on what to do or give up for Lent. I have always felt a bit uncomfortable with this whole concern with doing things for Lent or giving things up. It seems at times like people lose sight of what really matters. […]


True Feminists are Pro-Life

I know that as a man, writing about feminism is just asking for trouble. I’ll do it anyway. And I’ll do it because I owe an enormous debt to women, beginning with the woman who bore me in her womb for nine months, educated me, and turned me from a barbarian into a relatively civilized […]


What was the deal with the Synod on the Famliy?

The extraordinary meeting of the Synod of Bishops came to an end last Sunday and it caused quite an upheaval. To me, the most exasperating part was not so much the secular media’s reporting on the event (which, once more, revealed an absolute ignorance of the Catholic Church and its teachings), but the reaction among […]


“You shall be like gods”

A common line of attack against Christianity is that which asserts that Christianity is anti-humanist. That is, in order to exalt God, the Christian must necessarily degrade himself and Mankind with him. In opposition to this supposed Christian degradation of man, the critics propose what they call a “humanistic” approach, one that—they claim—puts Man in […]