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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

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

Aristotle Quote of the Day

Aristotle QOTD to love is to wish good to someone. (Rhetoric, ii.4) The only thing I would add is that love includes actually doing good for someone that is proportionate to the circumstances. As St. James points out it is

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Posted in Aristotle, Charity, Natural Law

The Pastor’s work, according to Trent

The title of this post is slightly inaccurate, but only for the sake of brevity. The full title should be “The Pastor’s Work, According to the Catechism of the Council of Trent”. This catechism was promulgated by Pope Pius V

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Posted in Apologetics, Catechism, Council of Trent

Caritatis in Veritate Post 2 – Justice precedes charity

Love must not be confused with justice. Justice is that virtue by which we exercise a constant and firm will to give both God and our neighbors their due. It applies no less to governments than to individuals: we have

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Posted in Rerum Novarum

No sola fide here

“Do you see this woman? I entered your house, you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You gave me no kiss, but from the

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Posted in Charity, Faith, Justification, Merit, Sola Fide

What is Love?

It’s amusing to me when I come across answers to questions like that in philosophical works. People think that Aristotle, Aquinas, and Plato have nothing to say to them today, or that philosophy is dry as dust and lacks anything

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Posted in Aquinas - Philosophy, Charity, Summa Contra Gentiles
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