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Perfect Lenten Reading CRISIS MAGAZINE - February 23, 2017 ... humdrum of the day-to-day round even advert to detachment, let alone practice it with any approximation of reality." In a chapter on necessities and superfluities, he lays it bare: "Until we are converted by the Gospel, and completely converted, we tend in dozens of ways to seek what we do not need." In painful line after painful line, he helps his readers understand this. It's a challenging read, and, again, exactly what we need during Lent. St. Teresa of Avila once said it is a dangerous ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/hx-9ZnUBP3Y/perfect-lenten-reading

More on the Vice of SLOTH THE CATHOLIC FAITHFUL - February 20, 2017 ... angry to think that they should have to do that which has become so distasteful to them, even to the point of detesting that good. Examples: Hating a liturgy that looks only to God for looking only to God, or detesting to put God first in daily priorities to the point of having to put one's wants last over another needs for whom we are responsible (i,e.: our child, or spouse). Spite This is when our struggle against an unpleasant spiritual good leads us to attack those people ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCatholicFaithful/~3/8_S9QtenHyw/more-on-vice-of-sloth.html

Pseudo-Leaders CATHOLIC AMERICAN EYES IN KOREA - January 23, 2017 http://catholicamericaneyesinkorea.blogspot.com/2017/01/pseudo-leaders.html

Z Misses a Key Ingredient DAD29 - January 5, 2017 Nicely thought-out essay here on the Not-Virtue of "democracy"--that's why the US is a republic, gehr ste'he ? Here's the conclusion: .... The Left has learned nothing from the past, even their own past. The Right is often accused of being captive to a romanticized past, but it is the Left that is trapped in a permanent time warp . The first radicals of the Left followed the logic of Rousseau to its natural conclusion, murdered a bunch of people and then gave way to a ...http://dad29.blogspot.com/2017/01/z-misses-key-ingredient.html

Feast of the Holy Family – Jesus, Mary, and Joseph JEAN M. HEIMANN - December 30, 2016 ... feast day as it has been my ongoing prayer that my family will imitate the Holy Family in holiness and be witnesses to the love of Jesus Christ in the world. For, families have a great gift for sharing love and joy, a joy that is strengthened through the peace and truth found in Christ. On this special feast day of the Holy Family let us pray that we will emulate their holiness in our own family. Say the prayer below to dedicate your family to the Holy Family. This prayer will help to unite ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2016/12/feast-holy-family-jesus-mary-joseph/

Seven Saints for Seven Virtues - Jean M. Heimann BOOK REVIEWS AND MORE - December 17, 2016 ... Patience Kindness Humility And the way the two line-up is: Mother Teresa of Calcutta - Model of Charity St. Agnes - Model of Chastity St. John Paul II - Model of Diligence St. Joseph - Model of Humility St. Catherine of Siena - Model of Kindness St. Monica - Model of Patience St. Augustine - Model of Temperance Each chapter begins with a quote from the saint. This is followed by a meditation or reflection from Jean. This is followed by specific examples of the ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BookReviewsAndMore/~3/QOfji0X8-gw/seven-saints-for-seven-virtues-jean-m-heimann.html

Why Not Annihilation? EDWARD FESER - December 4, 2016 ... seeks the preservation of its own being, according to its nature" ( Summa Theologiae I-II.94.2 ). This is true even of the suicidal person, who will spontaneously duck if your throw a knife at him, struggle at least initially if you start to choke him, and so forth. Preserving himself in being is his natural tendency . It can be resisted (as it is when someone actually commits or attempts suicide), but self-preservation is a thing's default position . A second general Thomistic principle to ...http://edwardfeser.blogspot.com/2016/12/why-not-annihilation.html

Get Over It 'OD'S BLOG! - November 21, 2016 ... other Protestants, like Nelson Mandela, Albert Schweitzer, William Wilberforce, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, or Desmond Tutu. And then Hitler as an example of a bad Christian? Hitler was not a Christian. He never renounced the religion in public, true, but he did in private. And chroniclers of the time like William L. Shirer were in no doubt. Bad Christian Examples of bad Christians could of course be found. There were Mafia Dons, for example, who nominally held to the faith. How ...http://odsblog.blogspot.com/2016/11/get-over-it.html

Christian Spirituality XVII: The Law of Christ, Matthew 5:17-48 PONDER THESE THINGS IN YOUR HEART - October 31, 2016 ... into in this section is "righteousness." It is important that we understand this. It is living with morals and ethics. It is right ordered living or living life with a heart that listens to God and is concerned for the welfare of others. In this section, Jesus gives five examples of how things are under the law. The law is good. Jesus in not getting rid of the law. (Law is another concept that is important to understand. The law Jesus speaks about here is the moral law, the ...http://ponderintheheart.blogspot.com/2016/10/christian-spirituality-xvii-law-of.html