Tag: Heroic Virtue

The Great Sin of Complaining

This post was submitted by our friend Supertradmum. Please pray for her as she faces her final days on earth. As some of you know, I am dying of cancer. Now, most of us who are chronically ill may be tempted to complain. Although I do not have a habit of complaining, this past week,

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A Dad’s Perspective – Suck It Up Buttercup – The Road to Sanctity and Children Filled with Joy and Hope!

For God is the one who, for his good purpose, works in you both to desire and to work. Do everything without grumbling or questioning (Philippians 2:13-14) Many of us may have all heard the old saying, “Life is tough and then you die.” This is a simple truism. Not a complaint, mind you, but

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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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