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The Prudent Man Avoids Occasions of Sin

Of Pickup Lines and occasional temptation There’s a classic pickup line that, I presume, was actually used by someone, somewhere. Although, I’ve only heard it in comical, cynical, or cliché scenes in movies. That line is, “What is a nice woman like you doing in a place like this?” The

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The Charitable Man Serves God

WHat’s wrong with the ‘pursuit of happiness’ Classical philosophy begins with the idea that each and every man desires one simple thing: happiness. All that he does he does because he thinks it is good for him, that it will bring happiness. That’s pretty easy to agree with. The harder

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The Charitable Man Loves God as Father

Do You Have What it Takes? Do you have what it takes? This is one of the central questions of manhood. Perhaps your personal version of it is a bit more nuanced, “do I have what it takes to do my job/school, ask this girl out or eventually to marry

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The Charitable Man Adores Jesus in the Eucharist

Adoration as an Anecdote to Sentimental Advertising I turn down silly love songs on the radio for the same reason I turn down advertisements: they too often attempt to bypass the will and intellect and misuse the emotions. The silly love song, perhaps, is merely overstating some of the feelings

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The Charitable Man Loves God With His Whole Being

Henry Adams, the Virgin, and the Gift of Self The force of charity is often lost on the modern American man. In American culture, even amongst Catholics, charity gets reduced to the dollars one puts in the collection basket or gives to a favorite (or annoyingly persistent) charitable organization. Sometimes,

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The Prudent Man Avoids Occasions of Sin

Of Pickup Lines and occasional temptation There’s a classic pickup line that, I presume, was actually used by someone, somewhere. Although, I’ve only heard it in comical, cynical, or cliché scenes in movies. That line is, “What is a nice woman like you doing in a place like this?” The

Read More...

The Charitable Man Serves God

WHat’s wrong with the ‘pursuit of happiness’ Classical philosophy begins with the idea that each and every man desires one simple thing: happiness. All that he does he does because he thinks it is good for him, that it will bring happiness. That’s pretty easy to agree with. The harder

Read More...

The Charitable Man Loves God as Father

Do You Have What it Takes? Do you have what it takes? This is one of the central questions of manhood. Perhaps your personal version of it is a bit more nuanced, “do I have what it takes to do my job/school, ask this girl out or eventually to marry

Read More...

The Charitable Man Adores Jesus in the Eucharist

Adoration as an Anecdote to Sentimental Advertising I turn down silly love songs on the radio for the same reason I turn down advertisements: they too often attempt to bypass the will and intellect and misuse the emotions. The silly love song, perhaps, is merely overstating some of the feelings

Read More...

The Charitable Man Loves God With His Whole Being

Henry Adams, the Virgin, and the Gift of Self The force of charity is often lost on the modern American man. In American culture, even amongst Catholics, charity gets reduced to the dollars one puts in the collection basket or gives to a favorite (or annoyingly persistent) charitable organization. Sometimes,

Read More...
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