Tag: Heroic Virtue

How Does Satan Tempt the Holy?

by Supertradmum Something important has come to my mind in the past few weeks of Lent, a disturbing and powerful thought on how common it is that Satan is tempting, and bringing to perdition the very souls that are striving for holiness. Satan is the most highly intelligent creature of the angelic hosts. Our minds

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Fraility of the Laity – Part 2

Guest posts by Supertradmum Christ has a warning for us which many ignore or do not understand. Here it is. I do not think I have ever in my adult life heard a sermon on this pericope: Matthew 7:13-14 Douay-Rheims 13 Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the

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Custodia Occulorum

There are two parts to this post, connected by separate. I place these back to back. As a child, I had the privilege of being taught by nuns all through primary and secondary school. I also had nuns for some of my classes in college. Most of these nuns were not only highly educated, some

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Sundry Thoughts on Sanctity and Curiosity

Do not be mismatched with unbelievers. For what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship is there between light and darkness? 2 Corinthians 14 Catholic RSV One of my dear friends, a widow from the States, is pursuing the road to perfection. When we see each other once a year, we discuss

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A Catholic Problem

I taught logic and debate for years. I taught my students how to argue rationally and not fall into the long list of fallacies. Most of my teaching was based on based on the Classical philosophical traditions. The old Catholic educational systems taught Logic to their pupils both in high school and in university. Some

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Spiritual Warfare Series – Part 3

Finally, I come to the nitty-gritty of how to combat hatred, Protestant type revolt, sloppy thinking, sloth and absolutely crude and rude language. One needs armour and help. We know the armour is mostly that of humility, as noted in the past two parts to this series. If one is humble, one drops the stone

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Demonic Activity Online – Part 2

Catholics are losing the ability for rational discourse. Reason is out the window and emotional responses have trumped argumentation. Debate is hardly possible. Sin creates confusion of the mind, and destroys restraints we should have learned as children regarding our emotions. I would like to put forward the plan for combating demonic activity in one’s

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