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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

No room for black-or-white thinking

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Posted in Charity, Comment Guidelines, Fides et Ratio

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

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

A living wage

This continues to pop up on news sites I visit. The original report does not say a whole lot about the man’s motivations although they do come across as a genuine concern for the wellbeing of his employees; this story

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Posted in Charity, Rerum Novarum, Western Civilization

Your own garden matters

No, this is not about horticulture. In my last post I wrote about the importance of blooming where you’re planted. Today I hope to expand upon that theme a bit. The Author wrote: Yet it is not our part to

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Posted in Charity, Creation, Etc, Humility

Old Wives’ Tales Debunked

Our priest’s homily for this Sunday did not go according to the script that detractors may have expected. From one perspective this is completely unsurprising because Father extemporizes pretty regularly: he has notes but he rarely reads from them and

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Posted in Apologetics, Charity, Sola Gratia

Knowledge without love

There is an old saying: “Those who can’t, teach.” So we get a snicker at the expense of someone who is more expert when talking than doing. One kind of person is clever at teaching others, yet is no good

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Posted in Charity, Fides et Ratio

The foundation of social order

There are differing opinions as to what exactly the foundation of our social order is or should be. Because this is a question that bears strongly upon human morality the Catholic Church has had quite a bit to say about

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Posted in Charity, Rerum Novarum
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