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The Charitable Man is Joyful Because He Prays

divorce, happiness, and joy One of the cruelest self-delusions of divorcing parents is that “children are resilient.”  What is usually meant by that is that children will “recover” from the harm caused by divorce.  Those kids, after all, surely want the same thing that their parents want for them: to

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The Just Man is Kind

kindness is loving, but it’s just too Charity – or love – is not something that is essentially different from justice, even if we think of them that way.  Yes, there are times when it may seem we are being charitable instead of being just, but most often what is

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The Prudent Man Directs His Action Towards What is Good

viva christo rey “The light shone in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (Jn 1:5) The word that I am translating here as “overcome” in Greek is καταλαμβανω, which is sometimes translated as understand. It has many ways it can be translated but the one that seems

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The Prudent Man Knows and Does What is Good

viva christo rey 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 the

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The Prudent Man Sees Things as They Truly Are

What do you see? The process of education should not be called a process.  It is too organic for that.  This is easier to grasp if you know that what I mean by education is coming to the truth of things that we “know” in such a way that it

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The Prudent Man Seeks What is Truly Good

the good you seek, even in the bad All men seek the good, or so they think. St Thomas Aquinas refrains from defining “good” because it is so well known it doesn’t need a definition. He does say good is an analogical term, it has many meanings and they are

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The Charitable Man is Joyful Because He Prays

divorce, happiness, and joy One of the cruelest self-delusions of divorcing parents is that “children are resilient.”  What is usually meant by that is that children will “recover” from the harm caused by divorce.  Those kids, after all, surely want the same thing that their parents want for them: to

Read More...

The Just Man is Kind

kindness is loving, but it’s just too Charity – or love – is not something that is essentially different from justice, even if we think of them that way.  Yes, there are times when it may seem we are being charitable instead of being just, but most often what is

Read More...

The Prudent Man Directs His Action Towards What is Good

viva christo rey “The light shone in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (Jn 1:5) The word that I am translating here as “overcome” in Greek is καταλαμβανω, which is sometimes translated as understand. It has many ways it can be translated but the one that seems

Read More...

The Prudent Man Knows and Does What is Good

viva christo rey 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 the

Read More...

The Prudent Man Sees Things as They Truly Are

What do you see? The process of education should not be called a process.  It is too organic for that.  This is easier to grasp if you know that what I mean by education is coming to the truth of things that we “know” in such a way that it

Read More...

The Prudent Man Seeks What is Truly Good

the good you seek, even in the bad All men seek the good, or so they think. St Thomas Aquinas refrains from defining “good” because it is so well known it doesn’t need a definition. He does say good is an analogical term, it has many meanings and they are

Read More...
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