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The Just Man Gives to the Poor

Is Poverty Good? “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt 5:3) In today’s culture there is very little that could be rated as a sin, much less a mortal sin. The biggest one today is perhaps smoking, ironically. But a close second is

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The Just Man Works for Peace.

Justice is for Peace I was once at a conference where a priest who happened to be a hand-to-hand combat expert was going to speak on spiritual warfare. “So, this is the guy,” said a skeptical and admittedly liberal friend, “who’s going to teach us about the Prince of Peace?”

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The Just Man Performs His Penance with Piety and Devotion.

Justice of the king Pope Pius XI established the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe in 1925 with his encyclical Quas Primas. The encyclical describes the nature and extent of Christ’s Kingship and how the Church should ever uphold the ultimate rule of Our Lord in

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The Just Man Does Not Demand More Than He Deserves

JUSTICE ISN’T ENTITLEMENT For the man who humbly lives in the created reality of God, justice is not merely the right ordering of society, but his delight.  “Precious store there is and good cheer where justice dwells” (Proverbs 21:20, Knox).  In the broadest sense, justice is everything “right.”  (The Latin

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Holy man praying in silence

The Just Man Worships God Worthily at Holy Mass

Communion only reaches its true depths when it is supported and surrounded by adoration. The Eucharistic Presence in the tabernacle does not set another view of the Eucharist alongside or against the Eucharistic celebration, but simply signifies its complete fulfillment (Joseph Ratzinger, The Spirit of the Liturgy, 90). ADORATION AND COMMUNION There

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The Just Man Gives to the Poor

Is Poverty Good? “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt 5:3) In today’s culture there is very little that could be rated as a sin, much less a mortal sin. The biggest one today is perhaps smoking, ironically. But a close second is

Read More...

The Just Man Works for Peace.

Justice is for Peace I was once at a conference where a priest who happened to be a hand-to-hand combat expert was going to speak on spiritual warfare. “So, this is the guy,” said a skeptical and admittedly liberal friend, “who’s going to teach us about the Prince of Peace?”

Read More...

The Just Man Performs His Penance with Piety and Devotion.

Justice of the king Pope Pius XI established the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe in 1925 with his encyclical Quas Primas. The encyclical describes the nature and extent of Christ’s Kingship and how the Church should ever uphold the ultimate rule of Our Lord in

Read More...
Welder working on a sheet of metal

The Just Man Does Not Demand More Than He Deserves

JUSTICE ISN’T ENTITLEMENT For the man who humbly lives in the created reality of God, justice is not merely the right ordering of society, but his delight.  “Precious store there is and good cheer where justice dwells” (Proverbs 21:20, Knox).  In the broadest sense, justice is everything “right.”  (The Latin

Read More...
Holy man praying in silence

The Just Man Worships God Worthily at Holy Mass

Communion only reaches its true depths when it is supported and surrounded by adoration. The Eucharistic Presence in the tabernacle does not set another view of the Eucharist alongside or against the Eucharistic celebration, but simply signifies its complete fulfillment (Joseph Ratzinger, The Spirit of the Liturgy, 90). ADORATION AND COMMUNION There

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