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The Prudent Man Seeks God’s Counsel

theological nitpicking, American deists, and getting good counsel I don’t tire of the nitpickery of St. Thomas Aquinas. In case you didn’t know, it’s making fun of his nitpickery that bore the insult, “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” – which came from Protestant opponents

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The Prudent Man Has Mentors

The Many Faces of Prudence In our home we use a medieval memorization method that is ridiculous. And, by ridiculous I mean the workings of it are over-the-top, and that is the magic of its effectiveness. To describe briefly, you simply take a list of something you want to memorize

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The Hopeful Man Humbly Waits on God

humble as dirt The word humility comes from the word humus, which means earth, or in particular the under-earth. The dark soft spongy earth without any plant decay still in it. Our word humility can make us think of the words at Ash Wednesday, “You are dust and to dust

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The Hopeful Man is Magnanimous

don’t shoot for the stars. shoot for heaven The historic timing of Jesus’ coming was not random. He came, as Scripture puts it, “in the fullness of time” (Gal. 4:4). What does that mean and why might God have chosen that time over others? Let’s put it into a broader

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The Hopeful Man is Detached from Worldly Pleasures

nothing good is good enough Jason Craig’s Article What’s Wrong with the ‘Pursuit of Happiness,’ from the 2nd Sunday in OT is applicable here, and a good reference. This article clarifies what consists in true happiness: Freedom for the Good. “To be happy is to seek God and virtue in

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The Hopeful Man Receives Nourishment at Holy Mass

Don’t just go to mass – assist One may hear of the need to prepare for Holy Communion, but wonder how. Besides the obvious — be in a state of grace — or the many beautiful prayers written to help prepare a soul for Communion, one should study the Mass.

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The Prudent Man Seeks God’s Counsel

theological nitpicking, American deists, and getting good counsel I don’t tire of the nitpickery of St. Thomas Aquinas. In case you didn’t know, it’s making fun of his nitpickery that bore the insult, “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” – which came from Protestant opponents

Read More...

The Prudent Man Has Mentors

The Many Faces of Prudence In our home we use a medieval memorization method that is ridiculous. And, by ridiculous I mean the workings of it are over-the-top, and that is the magic of its effectiveness. To describe briefly, you simply take a list of something you want to memorize

Read More...

The Hopeful Man Humbly Waits on God

humble as dirt The word humility comes from the word humus, which means earth, or in particular the under-earth. The dark soft spongy earth without any plant decay still in it. Our word humility can make us think of the words at Ash Wednesday, “You are dust and to dust

Read More...

The Hopeful Man is Magnanimous

don’t shoot for the stars. shoot for heaven The historic timing of Jesus’ coming was not random. He came, as Scripture puts it, “in the fullness of time” (Gal. 4:4). What does that mean and why might God have chosen that time over others? Let’s put it into a broader

Read More...

The Hopeful Man is Detached from Worldly Pleasures

nothing good is good enough Jason Craig’s Article What’s Wrong with the ‘Pursuit of Happiness,’ from the 2nd Sunday in OT is applicable here, and a good reference. This article clarifies what consists in true happiness: Freedom for the Good. “To be happy is to seek God and virtue in

Read More...

The Hopeful Man Receives Nourishment at Holy Mass

Don’t just go to mass – assist One may hear of the need to prepare for Holy Communion, but wonder how. Besides the obvious — be in a state of grace — or the many beautiful prayers written to help prepare a soul for Communion, one should study the Mass.

Read More...
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