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Gratitude

St. Thomas writes: It is only right that we should be grateful not merely to those whom we think have found the truth and with whose views we agree by following them, but also to those who, in the search

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Posted in Aquinas - Philosophy, Charity, Humility, Uncategorized

Love is not faith alone

I stumbled across the grist for this mill just reading through Scripture. It has inspired a second and now this third post on the same general theme. I hope I am not boring you, gentle reader. My theme in these

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Posted in Charity, gospel, Sola Fide

No room for black-or-white thinking

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Posted in Charity, Comment Guidelines, Fides et Ratio

American Capitalism is Broken

American Capitalism is just plain broken. Why do I say that? Because American Capitalism has in essence declared that its god is the Almighty Dollar. And in such circumstances as these, the problem identified by Pope St. John Paul II

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Posted in America, Charity, John Paul II, Natural Law, Rerum Novarum

Man’s Chief End

I like this summary of things: The source of all man’s life is to be found in God. Through His strength and all-pervading power He maintains man’s growth and development and, as his ultimate goal, He constitutes that happiness which

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Posted in Charity, Deus Caritas Est

Take up your cross

If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me. (Mark 8:34) Do I want to be a follower of Jesus? Absolutely! More than anything! But those words are

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Posted in Charity, Faith, Hope, Humility

Huddled Masses

In today’s Gospel (Luke 4:16-30) the Lord Jesus demolishes the expectations of those who (not without reason) called themselves God’s chosen people. Just as Elijah was sent not to a widow of Israel but to a Sidonian woman, and just

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Posted in America, Charity, Natural Law

No longer strangers

This post is inspired by this and this. Jesus said that what is outside a man cannot make him impure or unclean. Instead, it is what comes out of a man — out of his heart — that makes him

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Posted in Charity, Veritatis Splendor, Western Civilization

Prepare yourself

The parable of the ten virgins is difficult for me to understand–or, maybe, it is a hard passage of the Gospel. Contrary to what one might expect the five virgins who prepared by bringing extra oil are commended not because

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Posted in Charity, Faith, Obedience

More on Matthew 24

This morning I wrote about Mt. 24:42-51. It occurred to me almost as soon as I hit “Publish” that more could be said about the passage than I did in my brief remarks, and I’d like to do that now

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Posted in Charity, Faith, Obedience, Sola Fide, Sola Gratia
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