Category Archives: Virtue

The Tragedy of Moral Relativism

“Today, having a clear faith based on the Creed of the Church is often labeled as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, that is, letting oneself be “tossed here and there, carried about by every wind of doctrine”, seems the only attitude that … Continue reading

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Are You Humble Yet?

Last Sunday we heard the Beatitudes. “Blessed are the poor in Spirit.”  The Gospel call us to voluntary humility or poverty of heart. Deacon Greg has a post up from the writings of  Bl. Josemaria Escriva. Uh Oh. I think … Continue reading

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Sex and the Christian

A reader, commenting on my blog post, Amazon Publishes A Handbook for Pedophiles writes: Interesting take on things here. When I worked for a social services organization a few years past, the biggest troublemaker in the place was the church deacon–he … Continue reading

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I Got Personality

Of St. Paul and St. Jerome, that is. At a parish staff  (volunteers included) retreat, a consultant was brought in to determine and explain our personality types.  Deacon Larry and I have taken several personality tests over the years. Talk … Continue reading

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Heroic Virtue

I have this posted over my desk : Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle. The quote is sometimes attributed to Plato, but I can’t verify it.  But I think that it is profound.  It reminds … Continue reading

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Cast Down Your Bucket: A Theology of Staying

Booker T Washington was a former slave who rose to prominence after the Civil War. In 1895 he gave a speech known as the “Atlanta Compromise Speech”. It is considered one of the most important speeches in American history. The … Continue reading

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When Hell Froze

I was lurking over at The Anchoress blog, when I was reminded of the day in February when hell froze.  It was the day that I watched Oprah. Something that I had vowed never to do.  But then I learned … Continue reading

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Training for Mass

An interesting analogy from Deacon Curtis Turner at the Archdiocese of Washington (DC) Blog: Recently, I had invited a friend of mine who had fallen away from the Church to come to Mass. It was probably the first time he … Continue reading

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The Universal Call to Holiness

The Lord Jesus, the divine Teacher and Model of all perfection, preached holiness of life to each and everyone of His disciples of every condition. He Himself stands as the author and consummator of this holiness of life: “Be you … Continue reading

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